In February 2015, Juha Inberg from Ponsse Plc and Jussi Pyörre from Eniram Oy were awarded the CTO of the Year 2015 award. Ponsse is a pioneering Finnish developer of circular-economy business models and also services and sells second-hand forest machines, while Eniram was nominated as one of five European cleantech companies of the decade in 2014 by Cleantech Group. In addition to offering ways to save costs, Ponsse and Eniram also help their customers to reduce their emissions and carbon footprints.
“Juha Inberg is an engineer in the best possible sense of the word: a person who likes to get his hands dirty. Using information technology, he has succeeded in introducing new kind of added value and competitive edge to forestry machines. In addition, Inberg has also managed to lead the entire company to perform fast, efficient and valuable product development work,” says Professor Yrjö Neuvo, the chairman of the award jury.
Engineering skills were also the reason why Eniram’s Jussi Pyörre was chosen. Known as an inspiring and great performer, Pyörre is has left his mark in the company’s most successful products and continues to contribute to the development work of the team he put together. The jury also noted Eniram’s rapid growth and internationalisation, which were both made possible by the technology developed by Pyörre and his team.