Fullsteam’s long-term Chief Production Manager Heidi Aho has been appointed as the company’s Managing Director, effective 1 May 2014. Prior to joining Fullsteam in 2008, Aho worked for Vantaan Festivaalit Oy as festival coordinator at Ruisrock and Ankkarock.
According to Heidi Aho, her main objective is to support the development of Fullsteam’s existing expertise as well as the company’s growth and reputation as a reliable actor in the industry.
”Fullsteam has an amazing staff with an enormous amount of expertise, which makes this appointment a great honour. I intend to further strengthen Fullsteam’s vision and innovative business culture. The number of our employees has grown radically during the last couple of years and hopefully I will be able to offer support and help to ensure a creative environment in the future as well,” Aho comments.
Fullsteam’s founder and main owner Juha Kyyrö will continue as Chairman of the Board and minority stakeholder Johannes Kinnunen will focus on administrative management and public relations in the future. Virpi Immonen will continue as Managing Director of Fullsteam Management Oy.
”Heidi has had an important role in Fullsteam becoming the best promoter in Finland. I especially appreciate Heidi’s strong leadership skills, and I am convinced that under her lead, Fullsteam will become an even better cooperation partner and work community,” Juha Kyyrö states.
Fullsteam is an independent music company whose activities include event planning, concert promotion and artist booking, record releasing as well as management and publishing activities as separate companies. Within the last couple of years, Fullsteam has been the largest promoter of foreign artists in Finland in the number of shows.
In 2013 the company presented altogether over 1,100 concerts. The parent company Fullsteam Records Oy made 8.7 million euros in revenue in 2013, and currently the Fullsteam corporation employs 23 workers.