PRESS RELEASE

Averna appoints new vice-president of global accounts

Averna, a leading global Test & Quality Solutions provider, announced the appointment of Mika Mämmelä to the new position of Vice-President of Global Accounts with a focus on Consumer Devices. The appointment is strategic to the company’s plan to take a leadership role in the Industry 4.0 market evolution.

Mika Mämmelä brings with him more than 20 years of business development and client service. Before joining Averna, Mika worked at JOT Automation for 15 years, a leading supplier of automated test and production solutions, where he served as Vice-President of R&D, Chief Technology Officer, and Vice-President of Sales, working with many leading international companies. Mika also has extensive experience in the Chinese manufacturing industry.

At Averna, he will be responsible for continuing to grow the business with Tier 1 consumer device manufacturers globally. He will also assist with Averna’s strategy and operations in China, and help evolve more of Averna’s renowned automated test systems and expertise into modular platforms and products to serve Industry 4.0 needs.

“I am delighted to join the Averna team and share my expertise in factory processes and assembly lines to enhance the company’s offering,” said Mika. “I look forward to building tremendous partnerships with our customers to help them accelerate their development processes and get products to quality, market and margin faster.”

“We’re very happy to welcome Mika to the team,” said François Rainville, Vice-President of Sales & Marketing for Averna. “He brings with him a wealth of experience implementing assembly automation projects in Europe, North America, and Asia. This new capability will be combined with our expertise in automated testing and machine vision systems to help our customers ensure utmost product quality in their Industry 4.0 process evolution.”

Company: 
Feature

Rob Ashwell examines how advances in medical imaging are aiding earlier diagnosis and robotic surgery

Feature

Boaz Arad, a researcher at the Interdisciplinary Computational Vision Lab, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and winner of the EMVA Young Professional Award 2017

Feature

Greg Blackman finds that advances in LEDs and greater illumination control are furthering machine vision lighting

Feature

Greg Blackman speaks to Guy Lavi at Israeli firm Volume Elements, a company that specialises in developing vision algorithms

Feature

Matthew Dale explores how thermal imaging can be used to avoid machine failure and emergency maintenance in industrial environments