Premix Management

A successful company is made of people who feel good about the work they do.

Premix is a family-owned company whose history dates back to the 1980s. The founder of our company, Antti Kiikka, still sits at the Premix Board while his daughter, Hanna Ristola, now runs the company. Hanna’s brother, Tuomas Kiikka, heads Premix's New Business Development.

We are strongly developing our operations and our industry. We have defined that our sales revenue is increasing by more than 10% a year in our vision. We believe that a successful company is based on inspired people who feel good about their work. We guarantee this by making sure that our people are well led and empowered. Thus, we put a strong emphasis on our leadership processes and coaching skillfulness.

Premix Board

Although we are a family-run company, we have found that a Board consisting of professionals outside the industry brings much value to our operations. The Board is very energetic and inspires all of us for growth. New innovative ideas emerge at each board meeting. Antti Kiikka, the Premix founder, acted as Chairman of the Board for decades, but in April 2017, Kalle Reponen was chosen as the next Chairman of the Board. Other Board members are Mika Toikka, Thomas Luther, Antti Kiikka, Hanna Ristola, and Tuomas Kiikka.

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I am happy to run a company with huge growth targets and potential. Our team of dedicated, enthusiastic experts just keeps getting bigger and better! In addition to technical expertise and know-how, we value good chemistry between people. At Premix, we are dynamic, passionate, and full of laughter and appreciation towards one another. We are committed to a first-class customer experience and cherish our values that are not only words on the wall – we live them true every day.

- Hanna Ristola, Managing Director

Meet the Premix Management Team!

Premix Management Team
Front row from left: Kari Nieminen, Hanna Ristola, Mirja Puttonen, Mari Lippojoki. Back row from left: Mika Silventoinen, Tuomas Kiikka, Jari-Matti Mehto.

One of Premix's slogans is "Let's make a good mix" - we believe it applies both to material solutions and to people!

Hanna Ristola, Managing Director

Following his father's footsteps, Hanna firmly steers the company towards its vision. She is an inspiring leader who isn't afraid to take upon a challenge. In 2018, Hanna received recognition from the Growth Collective Finland movement for her courageous attitude and positive character - qualities we Premix employees greatly value in her!

Tuomas Kiikka, New Business Development Director
As Business Development Director, Tuomas gets inspired by creating new success stories internally and in close partnership with our customers. Tuomas helps our customers enter new markets with innovative products and applications we design and develop. Today, he is in charge of Premix's new business development department and PREXELENT® material solutions.

Mirja Puttonen, Chief Financial Officer
In Finance and IT, we trust in Mirja’s efficiency, logical reasoning, and the ability to see the big picture. Besides being analytical and strategic-minded, she has the rare ability to make difficult things easy to understand.

Mika Silventoinen, Supply Chain Director
A hardcore professional in supply chain management and production. Also the most expensive man in the company! In the past few years, Mika has successfully followed-through many important investment and development projects, making sure we have what it takes to be able to grow.



Kari Nieminen, Business Director
Kari has been responsible for several departments during his three decades at Premix. He is one of the key persons steering the company to its current world-leading position. Today, he is in charge of Premix's Sales. As he puts it - time flies when having fun!

Mari Lippojoki, HR Director
Mari’s main task is to support Premix's success story through people - by helping our personnel to grow, succeed, and feel good at Premix. At this, she utilizes her long HR experience from large international companies, making sure our defined HR processes are followed. Hopefully, this will show not only internally but also our customers great quality and service!

Jari-Matti Mehto, Business Development Director, USA
Before his current role, Jari-Matti has been responsible for Premix’s Finance, IT, digital development, and recently for R&D. Jari-Matti is a visionary leader whose 30 years of diverse experience in the international Chemical Industry together with his insight into Premix’s business make him the right man to take our business to a new continent.

Jan Järveläinen, Service Development Director
Following a rather short academic career, Jan has worked in different roles in Premix's R&D, Sales, and New Business Development. In his current role he is leading the development of new services to improve the employee and customer experience. Jan has a systematic approach to life and likes to question existing habits.


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