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Tag Archive: Juha Vidgrén

May 23, 2019

Ponsse’s Vidgrén key to creation of “Tastes of Finnish America”

Below is a story that originally appears in the March edition of the Finnish American Reporter. You can learn more about and subscribe to the FAR at finlandia.edu/far

Juha Vidgrén is a self-proclaimed history buff. He can spend hours, he said, looking at a historic photo, taking in all the details of a time and place decades ago. That’s why he’s infatuated by the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC) at Finlandia [...]

Juha Vidgren of Ponsse presenting at Finlandia University
March 15, 2019

Going Global with Ponsse Chairman Juha Vidgrén

Guest host Briana Gorman was visited on Finlandia Fridays this week by Juha Vidgrén, chairman of the board for Ponsse. Ponsse is a Finnish-based company that builds logging equipment.

The company was started in 1970 by Vidgrén’s father, who started out as a farmer that did logging on the weekends. Moving full-time into logging, Vidgrén’s father started to buy old farm equipment to help with the job. Because the equipment consistently broke, [...]

February 7, 2019

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

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 [...]

September 2, 2014

Ponsse chairman Juha Vidgrén presents at Finlandia

Today international business leader Juha Vidgrén of Ponsse presented at the Finnish American Heritage Center. Finlandia’s Live Twitter account was on site, and Tweeted some of Vidgrén’s better points. Below is a recap of the presentation, feel free to add your favorite part of the presenation by tweeting at @FinlandiaLive.

Below is the first Tweet, rolling down until the final one

We’re live at the Finnish American Heritage Center, moments from Juha Vidgrén beginning his presentation. #FinnU pic.twitter.com/wAUtnaG24c

— #FinnU Live [...]

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