Drawing from diverse group-level management expertise

Part of the Tulikivi Group, Nordic Talc Oy aims to convert the Suomussalmi soapstone factory into a talc plant and ensure the industrial utilization of talc reserves and the continuation of operations. To realize this goal, the company is preparing a modern talc concentrate plant to utilize Europe’s largest and most compact talc deposit.

Comprised of the listed family business Tulikivi Oyj and its subsidiaries, Tulikivi Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of heat-retaining fireplaces. The Tulikivi range includes three product lines: Fireplaces, Sauna and Interior. The values of Tulikivi and its customers include well-being, interior aesthetics and the benefits of bioenergy. Tulikivi’s annual turnover is ca. 45 M€, with export accounting for over 50%. Tulikivi currently employs about 200 people.

Nordic Talc Oy

Erkki Kuronen,

Nordic talc johto

Heikki Vauhkonen,
Chairman of the Board

Mining industry professionals

Advisory Board

personnel nordic talc

Tarmo Tuominen,
M.Sc. (Geology)

Prior experience:

  • 30+ years of experience in the minerals and mining industries
  • Several managerial positions at Nordkalk Oyj over the last 30 years (including 18 years in the group management team, Deputy Managing Director, Chairman of the Board of Nordkalk AB)
  • Chairman of the Board of Geological Survey of Finland (2014–2020)
  • Chairman of the Board of Nordic Mining ASA (2010–2019)
  • Chairman of the Board of Kaivosteollisuus ry (FinnMin) (2013–2014)
  • Chairman of the Board of KPAB (2002–2020)
Nordic talc personnel

Mikael von Hertzen,
M.Sc. (Mining)

Prior experience:

  • 30+ years of experience in the mining industry, mining equipment and explosives
  • von Hertzen Consulting, Senior Partner (2006 →)
  • Finexplo Oy, Board member (2009 →), CEO (2013-2024)
  • Bang&Bonsomer, Board member (2019-2024)
  • Maxam Nordics, Managing Director  (2013–2016)
  • Dyno Nobel, various positions (1996–2012)
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Eeva Ruokonen,
D.Sc. (Tech)

Prior experience:

  • 35+ years of experience in the mining and metallurgical industries
  • Endomines Oyj, Board member (2020 →) and Chairman of the ESG committee
  • Independent consultant (2014 →)
  • Finnish Minerals Group, Board member and Chairman of the Responsibility Committee (2018-2024)
  • Talvivaara Mining Company, Director, Sustainable Development,  (2010–2015)
  • Several managerial positions at ABB, Boliden, Outokumpu (1990–2010)
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Jan Ekblom,
M.Sc. (Economics)

Prior experience:

  • 30+ years of experience in sales and supply of industrial minerals
  • Sacotec Components Oy, Investment Casting, Head of Sales (2024 →)
  • Omya Oy, Head of Sales, Plastics and Construction Industry, Farming, Water and Energy, Consumer goods (2007–2019)
  • Omya AB, Industry Manager Coatings Sweden, Norway, Denmark

Nordic Talc Oy
Kuhnustantie 22
83900 Juuka