8 / 2022

Management appointments in Vexve Armatury Group 

To strengthen its management and implementation of strategy, Vexve Armatury Group has made two new senior appointments.

To strengthen its management and implementation of strategy, Vexve Armatury Group has made two new senior appointments. Ingo Leufgen has been appointed Director, Petrochemical and Metallurgy business segments. Sami Leinonen has been appointed as the Chief Operating Officer.

Vexve Armatury Group is a leading European supplier of valves for five customer segments: District Energy, Gas, Power, Petrochemical, and Metallurgy. With these new appointments we will further sharpen our commercial focus, leverage our world class operating platform, and enable systematic development of our teams and employees.

Ingo Leufgen has been appointed as Business Segment Director for the Petrochemical and Metallurgy segments. Ingo will also act as co-Managing Director of ZMK technologies GmbH and will be mainly located in Niederzier, Germany. 

Ingo joins us from Neles/Valmet and he has more than 16 years of experience in the valve industry, starting in technical sales, moving into sales management in Germany and neighboring countries as well as service business development. Most recently he has acted as Vice President, Product Center Actuators.

“The opportunity to join Vexve Armatury Group is an exciting one and I firmly believe in the strategic direction of the Group. I am thrilled about the people I will meet there and I'm very much looking forward to the collaboration with the new team and our customers.”

Strengthening Group Operations

Vexve Armatury Group has a unique operating platform with two factories in Finland, one in the Czech Republic and one in Germany. To fully leverage their capabilities, and to systematically develop our employees, all operations – meaning production, product management, design and sourcing of the Group will be organized into one team. For this purpose, Sami Leinonen has been appointed as a Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Vexve Armatury Group. Sami will also act as Managing Director of ARMATURY Group a.s. and will be mainly located in Dolni Benesov, Czech Republic.

Sami joined Vexve Armatury Group in 2021 as Business Unit Director of Metallurgy business segment. He has 20 years of leadership experience in production, supply chain, and general management roles in several industries and various European countries.

“I’m really excited to be a part of the winning team. I have enjoyed my journey in Vexve Armatury Group so far, and I believe that together with the whole Group, we are able to achieve operational excellence in all our business segments.”

Other appointments in Vexve Armatury Group’s organization

Rüdiger Klein has been appointed as Technical Director of ZMK technologies GmbH. Rüdiger will act as co-Managing Directors of ZMK with Ingo Leufgen.

Petr Groh has been appointed Director, Sourcing and Product Management, ARMATURY Group. He will also act as Sourcing Director for the whole Group.