At Prohoc we have started the new year on a new path. We believe that the world of projects is getting even more COMPLEX, FAST-PACED and TURBULENT.

In parallel to this we also see a change in the dynamics of work and how the younger generations are breaking the pattern of traditional engineering careers. These bring challenges to our customers, and we aim to be the number one PROJECT PARTNER to rely on.

EMPOWERING PROJECTS is the definition of what we do. We have defined four cornerstones that we need to have in place to be successful with our new strategy.


During this year we are focusing on improving our doing in all these four key elements. We’ll be sharing more insight to these in our following blog entries.

Our new PEOPLE-CENTRIC STRATEGY brings also new responsibilities within our management team. Following roles and responsibilities are effective since 1 January 2018.

Ilkka Palola appointed as COO – Chief Operating Officer

Ilkka’s main responsibility as a COO is to oversee and develop Prohoc operations, work practices and to strengthen the efforts of building a unique company culture. Responsibilities also include talent management, competence and new service development. Besides the operations, Ilkka will also be looking after the Information Services business unit. In addition, COO is overseeing the renewal of quality systems and company ICT management. Ilkka continues to be based in Vaasa. Ilkka is part of the management team and reports to CEO.

Juhani Huhta appointed as Sales Director, Key Accounts 

In his role, Juhani will serve as the main customer service responsible for key accounts in Construction Management and Commissioning services. His role also includes recruitment, managerial and service operations responsibilities. Juhani continues to be based in Vaasa. Juhani is part of the management team and reports to CEO.

Iiro Wesslin appointed as Sales Director, New Business

Iiro’s responsibility is to broaden the customer base with new strategically selected customers and develop these into new Key Accounts. His role also includes responsibilities of marketing and communications, and recruitment in the southern part of Finland. Iiro will be based in Helsinki, looking simultaneously after our Käpylä, Helsinki office. Iiro is part of the management team and reports to CEO.


Sesilia Alhainen appointed as Senior Project Coordinator

In her role as Senior Project Coordinator, Sesilia is looking after the implementation of the service assignments, mobilization of the team and other support functions. She continues to be based in Vaasa and besides her project coordinator responsibilities, she also acts as a local office manager for the Vaasa office. Sesilia is part of the management team and reports to CEO.

Please join us in welcoming the best of luck for everyone in their new positions!

More information: Matti Manner +358 400 521304

Matti Manner

Matti Manner


Sport enthusiastic, yachtsman and all around business engineer. After travelling around the globe trying to find world class suppliers Matti’s now navigating Prohoc to be one.