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New Chief Technology Officer at Kone

Maciej Kranz has been appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Kone Corporation in Finland and thus also a member of the Executive Board.

Maciej Kranz. (Photo: © Kone)

The appointment of the 54-year-old is a further crucial step in the fundamental digital realignment of the company and its 57,000 employees, says the international company: "Kranz is regarded as one of the pioneers of the Internet of Things."

Kranz succeeds Tomio Pihkala

He held a range of leadership positions at Cisco Systems between 1999 and 2019. Most recently, Kranz served as vice president with responsibility for the network specialist’s strategic alignment.

One of his roles in his new position is as the head of Kone Technology & Innovation (KTI). Kranz succeeds Tomio Pihkala (43), who has taken charge of new equipment business worldwide.

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