The Management Team

The management team of Build Care Ltd. represents strong Finnish know-how in technology and business.


Juha Koponen, CEO

Phone: +358 20 790 2716

  • Born in 1966
  • M.Sc. (Econ), Åbo Akademi
  • Veikkaus Oy: President & CEO 2012-2016
  • Tamro Oyj: President & Group CEO 2009-2012, Managing Director 2006-2012, CFO 2002-2006
  • PerkinElmer: various leadership positions in Finance 1993-2002;
  • YIT Oyj: Financial Contoller of the Business Unit of Western Finland 1990-1993

Marco Hautakoski, Sales Manager

Phone: +358 20 790 2713

  • Born in 1969
  • Bachelor in Business Administration – eMBA
  • Owner of disributor chains
  • Professional in Export sales
  • Sales of building supplies from 2004
  • Entrepreneur 1994-2003

Risto Paajanen, Director of Development

Phone: +358 20 790 2715

  • Born in 1960
  • M.Sc. (Tech), Technische Hochschule Bremen (1990)
  • Foundation for Finnish Inventions (FFFI): Business Development Manager 2005-2013
  • Extensive experience in the design, planning and commissioning of industrial production processes, patents and CE marking

Minna Lahtinen, Senior Chemist

Phone: +358 20 790 2714

  • Born in 1977
  • M.Sc. Helsinki university (2005)
  • Ductor Oy, Process Chemist 2013-2017
  • JVS-Polymers Oy R&D Chemist 2003-2012

Vesa Koponen, Senior Advisor to BuildCare Ltd.

  • Born in 1943
  • M.Sc. (Tech),  Åbo Akademi (1967)
  • Various R&D and Sales leadership positions in Finnish high-tech companies 1968-1985
  • Entrepreneur at Build Care Ltd. 1985-2016
  • Inventor and developer of the ElaProof technology