Tero Kosonen has been appointed Managing Director of Rauanheimo

Tero Kosonen, Master of Science (Technology) at TKK, has been chosen as the new Managing Director of Rauanheimo. He will continue his predecessor Joakim Laxåback’s successful work and development of the company as Laxåback became the head of division of KWH Logistics and CEO of Oy Backman-Trummer Ab 1.3.2021. Tero will take over the position as Managing Director 1.6.2021.

Tero Kosonen comes from VR Group Oy, where he has held various positions since 2001. In his latest role as Vice President for Sales and Marketing, he was responsible for the VR Transpoint center for customer service and sales within rail logistics. In his previous positions at VR Group he has worked as Head of Planning where he lead the planning activities of the rail logistics, as well as Head of Production where he was responsible for the nationwide production of rail logistics. Previously during his career he has also been responsible for the development of the wagon fleet and for the ramp up of several new customer relations and concepts. Among these concepts the most significant has been the traffic concept for the Äänekoski bioproduct mill. He has also among other things been the chairman of the working group for goods transportation between VR and the Russian railways for the Finnish delegation.

Kosonen will also become a member of the KWH Logistics Management Team.

For further information:
Hannu Uusi-Pohjola, phone +358 50 591 9101 or

Joakim Laxåback, phone +358 50 387 3303 or