Lappeenranta, Finland (December 14th, 2021) –Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen, BA (Electrical Engineering and Automation), was appointed as a Business Advisor and member of the Board of SpinDrive. For the past 16 years, Mäkinen served as CEO of The Switch and member of Board of Directors for The Switch/Yaskawa Europe, a position from which he retired in June 2020. Mäkinen has held key positions in various major companies, such as ABB and Vacon.
Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen

“I found out that SpinDrive really has the world-class know-how and practical expertise for engineering the applications and making them work. Their vision of democratizing levitation inspires me. As active magnetic bearings (AMB) can be applied to a wide variety of applications, SpinDrive has great potential,” says Mäkinen.

Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen has had an extensive career in international companies. According to Mäkinen, he was impressed by the compact and cost-effective product designed by SpinDrive:

 “After stumbling through so many problems during my career, hopefully, I can help SpinDrive to avoid some of them. Most importantly, I want to share the attitude and ability to build a sustainable business and serve world-class customers,” Mäkinen continues.

Janne Heikkinen, CEO and co-founder of SpinDrive says, “We are happy to have Jukka-Pekka joining our journey. His experience and network in the machinery and drives sectors will help SpinDrive to accelerate the growth and establish long-lasting relations with our current and future customers.”

About SpinDrive

SpinDrive improves the energy efficiency of industrial processes by providing active magnetic bearings to equipment manufacturers. SpinDrive solution increases system efficiency by at least 10%, which enables a 2-year payback time. SpinDrive system is completely maintenance-free, which reduces the overall equipment maintenance costs by 80%. We eliminate the need for oil lubrication, which provides manufacturers an opportunity to enter new markets. Our built-in sensors enable condition monitoring of the whole unit.

SpinDrive. December 14th, 2021