Manu Skyttä
Manu Skyttä

Manu Skyttä, 46, has been appointed to head Patria’s new Operations unit and as a member of Patria Group Management team. He will start as Executive Vice President Operations 1st of February 2022 and will report to President and CEO Esa Rautalinko.

Manu, MSc. (Aircraft Engineering), has a long experience in profit driven management positions, most recently as Director of Millog Oy's new businesses and among other things as CEO of Virve Tuotteet ja Palvelut, owned by Millog. Manu has a wide maintenance, repair and overhaul management experience from Wärtsilä, Finnair and Maintpartner. He also has a long track record in extensive managerial and expert duties in these positions.

“I am delighted that Manu joins Patria's team and Group Management Team as we execute our strategy within our renewed organization. Manu is experienced in maintenance, overhaul and production, and has good defence industry understanding”, says Esa Rautalinko, President and CEO of Patria.

“It is great to be part of strongly developing Patria and to begin in this new position. Leading the unit responsible for Patria's production and supply chain will be based on cooperation and providing opportunities for new and innovative ways of doing things”, states Manu.

In Patria's new operating model, the Operations unit consists of four operative units: Airframe & Structure Operations; Engine, Component & Training Operations; Land Operations, and System & Integrations Operations. The unit employs some 1,600 persons.

Further information: Esa Rautalinko, [email protected]