The new CEO of Uwira has strong leadership and manufacturing background


The new CEO of Uwira, Arto Aro, has started in his new position on Monday 15th of November 2021. Aro has a strong leadership and manufacturing background and he started to gain experience in these fields couple decades back in Lillbacka Oy. The city of Vaasa is also familiar for Aro because he has earlier worked as a Production Manager in Vacon.

He has gained experience from management and manufacturing also from MSK Group, Rautaruukki and Fortaco. The last three years Aro has been a Profit Center Manager in Tibnor Oy in Seinäjoki.

– I have become very familiar with Ostrobothnia and Southern Ostrobothnia during my career, Aro says with a smile. He is also from Southern Ostrobothnia.

Personnel and customers are in focus

Aro is looking forward to his new role as a CEO of Uwira. His strength is his decades long experience from managing different manufacturing processes from start to finish. His experience in management will be tested when new procedures aimed to improve efficiency are introduced to the personnel.

– Efficiency consists of many things. It is not only about faster production but also about developing workplace safety and personnel's wellbeing. These aspects must be considered when we are doing changes, Aro notes.

Uwira will focus on exceeding the expectations of all our customers in the Vaasa region as well as direct customers in Europe. As a sub supplier to global energy companies, Uwira's products end up at power plants and ships all around the globe.

– Uwira serves anybody who needs prefabricated pipes. Understanding the needs of our customers and ability to react fast to those needs is the key in succeeding in this field, Aro says.

Door to office is always open

As a manager, Aro makes fast and legitimate decisions, which aim for changes but more importantly improvements. The outspoken Ostrobothnian values honesty and keeps his office door open for his colleagues.

– I'm an approachable manager. I believe that paying attention to the wellbeing and work safety of our personnel is important. This will eventually lead to good results in both, efficiency, and profitability, Aro concludes.

On his free time Aro enjoys outdoor activities. During summer he golfs and on on the autumn he hunts. If there is enough snow in the winter, you can meet Aro on the cross-country skiing path. 

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