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Chairman of the Board for Finnish company Ponsse presenting at Finlandia on February 13

February 7, 2019

Finlandia University is thrilled to welcome Juha Vidgren, Chairman of the Board, Ponsse PIc,, to campus. Vidgren has been on the board of Ponsse since 2000, and with the company since 1998.

Vidgren will be giving a presentation at the Finnish American Heritage Center on Wednesday, February 13 at 3 p.m. The presentation, titled How a one man operation in rural Finland became a global leader, will center around the idea of what anyone can accomplish if they apply themselves.

“Ponsse’s story is very interesting and is one that everyone should hear,” said Kevin Manninen, Dean of the International School of Business. “The company has solid values and a strong organizational culture that has helped it to become a global leader in a very competitive market.”

Each year one Finlandia student is chosen to do an international internship with Ponsse in both their North American headquarters in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and the main headquarters in Vierema, Finland.

“Finlandia has a great relationship with Ponsse and we are pleased that Juha is able to take the time out of his busy schedule to visit us,” said Manninen.

Learn more about the International School of Business at Finlandia University at finlandia.edu/business.

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