Name: Mikko Wikstedt
Date and place of birth: 21.3.1963, Helsinki
Married, four children: born –89, -90, -98, -00
Languages: Finnish as mother tongue, English as working language 15 years (fluent), Swedish moderate
Secondary education: Marticulation examination, Itakeskuksen lukio 30.5.1981
Tertiary education: Insinoori, B.Sc.(Eng.), Helsingin teknillinen oppilaitos, department of electrical engineering, from 10.1.1984 to 20.12.1986
Other titles: European engineer, European Federation of National Engineering associations FEANI, 5.5.1995
Nokia Cables, from 1.4.1986 to 9.2.1987 Technical designer, fitting instructions.
3M Finland, from 10.2.1987 to 31.12.1987 Marketing engineer and technical support of electronical, electrical and telephone products.
Helsinki Society of Engineers, from 1.1.1988 to 12.11.1989 Secretary of the Board, head of the office, editor of the magazine.
Finnish center for continuing education in engineering INSKO, from 13.11.1989 to 4.6.1993
Training manager, work with the specialist committees and planning committees, responsible for the technical matters of electronical and electrical course programmes, answer for the organisation and implementation of the course programmes.
Vocational adult education center Ammatti-instituutti from 1.8.1993 to 15.10. 1995
Training manager, answer for the organization and implementation of the short course programmes and head of the course Fitter for export markets.
Raychem Finland (later Tyco Electronics Finland) from 16.10.1995 to 29.2. 2000
Sales Manager. Full responsibility for the sales of Electronics division, the maintenance of new and old customer contacts, product- and application training and other tasks closely related to the business. From February 1998 also Strategic Account Manager for Nokia world wide. Glenair Nordic AB From 1.3.2000 to 31.12.2010
Country Manager. Start and run Glenair Oy (Finland) operations; responsible of business plan and turn that into sales, head of Finnish office. Product training and seminars, application management, long term customer relationships. Starting 2006 also responsible of Patria Vehicles programs world wide (Finland, Sweden, Poland, Slovenia, South Africa, Croatia, USA, UAE ) and European military vehicle programs co-ordinator.
Union of Professional Engineers in Finland From 1.1.2011 con.
Director; organizational affairs, field organization, customer service, IT, finance, communication and R&D.
Because of my Training Manager background I have planned and participated about 200 short courses. I have also participated Leadership Academy (Yritysvalmennus, Helsinki) , Managing and Developing Key Accounts (Manager Centre Europe, Brussels), Fighting vehicle design cource ( UK Defence Academy, Cranfield University ), Managing Director training program ( Kauppakamari, Helsinki ) and some other training programs. Raychem (more than two months) and Glenair have also organized detailed product and sales trainings for me in Europe and US.