Nordic Talc Oy

Nordic Talc Oy is part of the Tulikivi Group. Nordic Talc Oy's goal is the industrial utilization of Tulikivi Corporation's talc reserves belonging to the Suomussalmi mining district. Nordic Talc Oy is preparing a modern and environmentally friendly talc concentrate plant for Europe's largest and most compact talc deposit in Suomussalmi.

The Tulikivi Group comprises the Tulikivi Corporation, which is a listed family enterprise, and its subsidiaries. The Tulikivi Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of heat-retaining fireplaces. Tulikivi has three product groups: Fireplaces, Saunas and Interior. Tulikivi and its customers value wellbeing, interior design and the benefits of bioenergy. Tulikivi’s net sales are roughly EUR 30 million, of which exports account for about half. Tulikivi employs some 200 people.


Organization

Mikael Von Hertzen

Project Manager
Tel.: +358 405443656
Email: mikael.von.hertzen@nordictalc.fi

Heikki Vauhkonen

Chairman of the Board
Email: heikki.vauhkonen@tulikivi.fi

Pertti Väisänen

Factory Manager
Email: pertti.vaisanen@tulikivi.fi

Anssi Gröhn

Mine and Environmental Manager
Tel.:   +358 405674946
Email: anssi.grohn@nordictalc.fi

Advisory Board

Tarmo Tuominen, M.Sc. (Geology)
Member of the Board of Advisors at Nordic Talc Oy

Previous Experience
• 30+ years of experience within industrial mineral and mining industry

• Several positions in NordKalk Corporation from the last 10 years (CTO, CEO, COB of Nordkalk AB)
• Chairman of the Board of Directors at Geological Survey of Finland (2014-2020)
• Chairman of the Board of Nordic Mining ASA (2010-2019)
• Chairman of the Board of the Finnish mining Association (2013-2014)
• Chairman of the Board at KPAB (2002-2020)

Mikael von Hertzen, M.Sc. (Mining)
Member of the Board of Advisors at Nordic Talc Oy

Previous Experience
• 30+ years of experience within mining and mining equipment & processing
• CEO & Owner of Finexplo Oy (2013→), Managing Partner at von Hertzen Consulting (2006→)
• Member of the Board at Bang & Bonsomer Group (2019→)
• General Manager Maxam Nordics (2014-2016)
• Partner at PBI Research Institute (2013-2014)
• General Manager Europe at Dyno Nobel Inc (2007-2012), as well as various positions within Dyno Nobel in Russia, Australia and HQ Norway (1996-2007)

Eeva Ruokonen, Lic.Sc. (Technology), MBE (diploma)
Member of the Board of Advisors at Nordic Talc Oy

Previous Experience
• 30+ years of experience in mining and metallurgical industry.
• CEO of Terrekta Oy AB (2014→)
• Chief Sustainability Officer of Talvivaara mining company (2010-2015)
• Various manager & VP roles from 1990->2010 (ABB, Boliden, Outokumpu)
• Member of the Board at Finnish Minerals Group / Suomen Malmijalostus Oy (2018→)

Jan Ekblom, M.Sc. (Economics)
Member of the Board of Advisors at Nordic Talc Oy

Previous Experience
• 30+ years of experience within sales and distribution of industrial minerals
• Head of Sales / Construction, Agriculture and Forestry, Water and Energy, Consumer Goods of Omya Oy (2007-2019)
• Sales Manager / Paper Industry Finland and Baltic Countries of Omya Oy (1995-2007)
• Industry Manager Coatings Industry (1991-2004) of Omya AB
• Member of the Board at Karl Forsström AB (1999→)

Erkki Kuronen, M.Sc. (Geology)

Sotkamo Silver Ab, CEO (2020 →)
Sotkamo Silver Oy, managing director (2019 →)

Sotkamo Silver Oy, mining manager, COO (2016-2019) 
Mondo Minerals, Group Geology and Mining Manager (2011-2016)
• over 25 years experience in minerals- and mining industry and exploration