Kari, Technical Director
Technical Director Kari Hankimaa has worked for Purso-Tools Oy for almost two decades total. Hankimaa has a metal works and engineering degree, and he has improved his know-how as his tasks have changed over the years. Purso Tools Oy offered the young and enthusiastic Hankimaa a place to grow and develop. He has always returned to the company:
"My career at Purso-Tools has started a total of three times. I have been able to work at several different positions: at first, I was a filer and a machinist, and progressed from there to method designer, Team Leader, Production Manager, and Account Manager," Hankimaa explains.
At present, Hankimaa is a Technical Director in charge of implementing new customer projects, planning production development, and doing a variety of offer-related calculations. Business trips abroad and time spent hunting in the woods, which is his hobby, provide a nice change to his everyday life. The best things about his work are social interaction and a certain freedom:
"I have a good balance between working independently and working as a member of a team. Since I have been working here for a long time and seen the decades change, I can appreciate the current modern and more flexible management style."
The metal industry is developing and automation replaces many work stages. Hankimaa is not worried about this development – competence will always be needed. Hankimaa's future expectations include first and foremost the opportunity to develop himself in his work, both professionally and as an individual. He also appreciates a good atmosphere at work and openness.