Effective early July 2020, Mikko Keto will join FLSmidth as President, Mining Industry and member of Group Executive Management. The appointment comes following Manfred Schaffer's decision to retire in 2020. Keto joins FLSmidth from Metso, where he has worked for 10 years of which the last two years as President, Minerals Services and Pumps, where he delivered growth in Services along with profitability improvement. He also served as a member of the company's Executive Team.
His prior roles for Metso include Senior Vice President, Spare Parts, Senior Vice President of Performance Services business line, President of Automation Services, Vice President of Flow Control Services, and various line management positions. Before joining Metso, he was Head of Sales for the Maintenance business unit at KONE Corporation and held senior management and sales positions in at Nokia Networks, with assignments in multiple countries.
CEO Thomas Schulz: "Keto will lead the FLSmidth Mining organisation in capturing business opportunities. He comes with an extensive experience in Service Line Management, Spare Parts and lifecycle offerings. He brings a commitment to customer partnerships, and believes strongly in delivering enhancements in asset optimisation."