The Atexor Team
Meet our experts and specialists who help make it happen! Everyone at Atexor contributes to the success of our business and the satisfaction of our customers. Together we have the knowledge and experience that makes Atexor the leading provider of Ex-lighting technology.
Jukka joined Atexor in 2014, and his main focus is on optimizing the business and developing new solutions to meet the needs of our customers. He has years of experience in both product and business development, and in working with a wide range of demanding electrical technologies.
Mr. Viitasalo recently completed a Master of Business Administration (eMBA) from Henley Business School, as well as a Master of Science in Engineering (M.Sc.Eng.) from Tampere University of Technology.
Tarmo Rintala is Senior Technology Manager at Atexor Oy. He has worked at Atexor for over 22 years. Tarmo has in-depth knowledge of the best practices, trends and developments, and he has more than 100 health, safety and quality approvals and certificates. In addition to his work at Atexor, he has been heavily involved in developing and improving the certiﬁcation processes for Ex products for over two decades. He is a member of IEC TC 31 and IEC TC 34, as well as the national ATEX group of Finland.
By the way: Tarmo has prepared articles about Explosion Hazardous Areas, Certifications and Ex-Lighting. You find them from the Atexor Downloads page.
Business Development Manager
Tuomas has worked at Atexor for over 15 years. He is part of the Ex Lighting Products team and focuses on developing and promoting custom Ex lighting solutions, and on developing our business. He has extensive international experience in outlining temporary lighting solutions for explosion-hazardous areas in the Oil & Gas industry, both onshore and offshore.
By the way: Tuomas has written several articles about Explosion Hazardous Areas and Lighting. You find them from the Atexor Downloads page.
Adrian joined us early in 2020 as General Manger of Atexor Ltd., focusing on our UK strategy. Together with the Atexor Oy team, Adrian is also helping develop new products, vertical markets and international distribution channels.
He brings to Atexor over two and half decades sales leadership experience within the UK Electrical industry, including working with LED technology for 15 years and selling ATEX and IECEX lighting nearly 10 years.
Head of Sales UK
Derek joined Atexor in 2016 and he is Head of Sales in the UK. He has worked in sales for over 30 years and also has prior experience of working with Finnish companies.
Derek is involved in all aspects of running the company in the UK, and he works in close contact with the management at Atexor’s head office in Finland.
Tanja has been with Atexor since 2013 and she works as a Sales Coordinator in Finland. She takes care of serving international customers, responding to their e-mails and phone calls, making quotations and raising sales orders. Tanja continually improves her skills and has been trained in management, sales and exports, and she enjoys being part of Atexor's international team.
Silvia joined Atexor in 2013 and she is Atexor’s Sales Manager in Finland. She manages projects, working closely with customers and with the R&D and production team to find best possible Ex-lighting solutions. Silvia is currently studying for an MBA and she has a degree in marketing, as well as previous industry experience.
Senior Sales Manager
Michael Shahidiar is one of the newest members of the Atexor team. In addition to his management degree from Middle East Technical University and engineering degree from Vaasa University of Applied Sciences, Michael brings over 20 years of extensive strategic development and sales experience. He is an expert in international business cultures, having successfully set up entire sales, service and aftersales operations around the world.
As Sales Manager at Atexor, Michael will work closely with Tuomas Seilo in both business and sales development, establishing sales and distribution capabilities across the Gulf region and beyond.
Sales Operation Coordinator
Shannon joined Atexor in 2018 and she is responsible for handling quotations and orders within the UK, as well as helping to ensure that the UK operations run smoothly. She has previous experience in sales and, although she’s based in Aberdeen, Shannon works as part of the Global Customer Care Team in Finland.