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Tuukka Eloranta Appointed New CEO of Medikro

Kuopio, Finland - 9/1/2015 -

Medikro Oy today announced the appointment of Mr. Tuukka Eloranta as the new Chief Executive Officer. Medikro's founder, Mr. Mikko Eloranta, will continue to serve as full-time Chairman of the Board with an increased focus on new technology development for the company.

Tuukka is the second generation of the Eloranta family to lead Medikro. He most recently served as VP Products & Sales and has previously served in a variety of roles within the company. Before joining Medikro he was a Sales and Project Manager at Finnish software company Innofactor and was responsible for account and project management in large-scale software projects. Tuukka has a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Aalto University. He is also a Board Member in various NGOs and public organizations in Kuopio.

Mr. Mikko Eloranta, Chairman of the Board of Medikro, commented, "Tuukka has been involved in our business for over 15 years. He has a versatile experience from our operations, true entrepreneurial passion and customer oriented way of working. I am confident that with his leadership Medikro will continue growing and introducing outstanding pulmonary products. Time was now right for the change. I am highly motivated to focus on the exciting new products we are working with. Technology has always been my passion."

Medikro develops, manufactures and markets medical systems for pulmonary diagnostics and monitoring. Founded in 1977, the company today employs 30 people with the offices in Kuopio, Finland and Shanghai, China. As an established and family owned company, Medikro believes in the long term commitment to serve healthcare professionals, patients and partners with quality products and services. Medikro is the technology leader in computer based spirometers and is actively introducing innovative solutions for efficient asthma and COPD treatment. The distributor network for Medikro products covers currently over 30 countries. Through trusted OEM partners, Medikro pulmonary technology is present globally on all continents. Annually over three million spirometry tests are accomplished annually with Medikro pulmonary technology.

Mr. Tuukka Eloranta commented, "I highly value our history of innovations and company foundation. I look forward to continue working alongside my father as we expand our operations and product range. Together with our dedicated employees and trusted partners we have an outstanding foundation for the future."