Joonas Vesterlund
Joonas Vesterlund. Photo available in Patria's materialbank.

Joonas Vesterlund, 33, has been appointed as Managing Director of Milworks OÜ as of 1st of April 2021 to develop defence sector services for the Estonian market. He succeeds Ingvar Pärnamäe, who has decided to resign from this position in order to pursue another career. Pärnamäe will continue as a member of the Council of Milworks OÜ.

Vesterlund has a solid experience in defence sector and has worked in Milworks OÜ since 2018 – currently as the Head of Operations and member of Management Board.

Milworks OÜ is a subsidiary of Patria and a part of its International Support Partnerships business unit. Patria owns 60% of Milworks OÜ and 40% is owned by Mootor Grupp. Milworks OÜ provides services for the defence and security sector offering life cycle support services for heavy and armored vehicles, weapon systems and other military equipment in Estonia. The company provides maintenance and repair works for the Estonian Defence Forces' XA-180, XA-188 and CV90 as well as other military vehicles in Tallinn, Tapa and in Võru.

Further information: Jukka Holkeri, President, International Support Partnerships Business unit of Patria Group and Chairman of the Milworks Council, tel. +358 40 869 2008, [email protected]

Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, pilot training and technology solutions. Patria provides its aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous performance development as well as selected intelligence, surveillance and management system products and services. Patria’s mission is to give its customers confidence in all conditions, and the vision is to be the #1 partner for critical operations on land, sea and air. Patria has several locations including Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Estonia and Spain. Patria employs 3,000 professionals. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). Patria owns 50% of Norwegian Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.