Genelec strengthens management team with new appointments

Genelec strengthens management team with new appointments
Genelec has appointed Kati Pajukallio as AV business manager and Sami Mäkinen as AV sales manager for Finland.

Both appointments aim to bring Genelec closer to its key customers, driving continued growth in the international and Finnish AV markets.

Pajukallio joined Genelec in 2021, with previous experience in marketing communications roles with integrators Electrosonic and Audico Systems.

In the new role as AV business manager, Pajukallio will lead Genelec’s global AV installation business, playing a key role in transforming the company’s international presence by developing its AV portfolio and partner network as well as strengthening Genelec’s reach and relationships with customers.

Mäkinen has been a central player with Genelec’s sales management team since 2007, concentrated exclusively on the AV market. As Finnish AV sales manager, Mäkinen will handle pre-sales and sales pipeline management, account management and local marketing co-operations, building on Genelec’s presence in the AV installation market in Finland by increasing the levels of cooperation with local AV integrators and installers.

Ken Kimura, business development director, Genelec, commented: “Since the launch of our Smart IP networked loudspeaker family in 2019, our profile in the AV market has grown significantly and we’re totally committed to further expansion. The experience that Kati and Sami bring to the company will help us to both sustain our strong AV presence in the Nordic region, and significantly drive our global AV sales and marketing efforts. We see a very bright future for us in this extremely important market segment!"

Photo (L to R): Sami Mäkinen, business manager, Genelec, Kati Pajukallio, AV business manager, Genelec