Sami Jerkku appointed CEO of Marine Diesel Finland Oy

Sami Jerkku has been appointed as the new CEO of Marine Diesel Finland Oy. He will start in his position on 17.6.2024. In his position, Jerkku wants to further strengthen Marine Diesel Finland’s good reputation and position internationally.

Marine Diesel Finland Oy has appointed Sami Jerkku, MSc. (Econ), as its new CEO. Since 2019, Jerkku has worked as Commercial Director & MD of Kramp Oy in Finland, and has had an extensive career in management positions in international technical trade and mechanical engineering in Finland and England. Jerkku has worked in growth projects such as construction technology at Hilti and forest machines at Normet Group’s subsidiary Farmi Forest.

“It is great to become a part of Marine Diesel Finland’s strong story of over 30 years. I look forward to meeting both the team and the customers. As CEO, I’ll lead the company into its next phase of growth by actively listening to our customers and aligning our strategy accordingly. Our company already enjoys a strong international reputation, and I plan to enhance it further by collaborating with our skilled professionals to shape our future operations,” says Jerkku.

Marine Diesel Finland Oy is the largest privately owned Finnish company acting in maintenance, repair and installation of ship diesel engines. As a subsidiary of Wihuri Oy Technical Trade, Marine Diesel Finland is part of the Wihuri Group. Jerkku has previously worked for Technical Trade.

“Now feels like the right time to return to the Wihuri Group, like coming full circle. For me, Wihuri represents strong Finnish roots as well as first-class service and products. Marine Diesel Finland is a unique operator, and I am honored to start as its CEO,” says Jerkku.