- by Simon Wright
Leadership change marks new chapter for global embedded and enterprise storage provider
ESPOO, Finland – August 21, 2019 – Tuxera, the world-leading embedded and enterprise storage software and networking technology company, today announced that Tuukka Ahoniemi has been appointed as the new CEO of the company, effective 1 September 2019. Previously the Senior Vice President of Strategy at The Qt Company, Ahoniemi comes with a wide background in managing international embedded software business, and holds a doctorate degree in Computer Science. The former CEO, Mikko Välimäki, has decided to pursue new ventures outside of Tuxera.
“After a comprehensive search, we are very excited to welcome Tuukka as the new CEO of Tuxera. Tuukka brings us the extensive hands-on experience and strategic vision to take Tuxera forward,” says Szabolcs Szakacsits, President and CTO of Tuxera. “We are constantly pushing the boundaries of storage and networking software. With Tuukka’s leadership, we will ensure smooth growth, and continue to provide the secure, high performance storage management solutions Tuxera is known for.”
Tuxera has been developing fail-safe, premium quality implementations of both its own and industry-standard file systems such as FAT, exFAT, NTFS, APFS, HFS+ and SMB. The company’s state-of-the-art software has shipped in billions of consumer and mission critical devices, vehicles, aircraft and spacecraft to date. The appointment of Tuukka Ahoniemi as CEO reaffirms Tuxera’s commitment towards embracing and fostering new knowledge, possibilities, and leadership.
“I am delighted and proud to be joining Tuxera,” says Ahoniemi. “Tuxera’s combination of storage software expertise and people-centric culture make it a company unlike any other. With Tuxera’s leading innovations driving the future of embedded and enterprise storage, I see great opportunities ahead.”
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Tuxera is the leading provider of storage and networking technologies. From the latest flagship smartphones, to cars, cameras, routers, and drones – Tuxera’s software makes file transfers fast, and content easily accessible. The company is an active member of multiple standard organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.