Lettijeff will be a member of the Konecranes Group executive board and will report to Pekka Lundmark, president and CEO. Lettijeff will start in his new position on February 1 2008.

Lettijeff has worked at Nokia Networks since 2001 and is currently head of global purchasing at Nokia Siemens Networks. Lettijeff has previously acted as VP global supply and purchasing at Astra Zeneca, and several executive positions in General Motors Worldwide Purchasing and Saab Automobile in USA, Germany and Sweden. Lettijeff is 46-years-old.

“Pekka Lettijeff posesses a unique combination of procurement experience in telecom network infrastructure, automotive and medical industries,” said Pekka Lundmark. “He is therefore especially well suited for developing the Konecranes procurement to the next ambition level,” he concluded.