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 just above 40 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
  • Board Member at Bang & Bonsomer Group (2019 →)
  • Managing Director of Finexplo Oy (2013 →)
  • Independent consultant (2006 →)
  • Managing Director of Maxam Nordics (2013–2016)
  • Several managerial positions at Dyno Nobel (1996–2012)
Personnel nordic talc

Eeva Ruokonen,
D.Sc. (Tech)

Prior experience:

  • 30+ years of experience in the mining and metallurgical industries
  • Board Member at Endomines Oyj (2020 →) and Chairman of the ESG committee
  • Board Member at Finnish Minerals Group and Chairman of the Responsibility Committee (2018 →)
  • Independent consultant (2014 →)
  • Director, Sustainable Development, Talvivaara Mining Company (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
  • Director of Sales, Construction, Farming and Forestry, Water; Energy Omya Oy (2007–2019)
  • Sales Manager, Paper Industry and the Baltics, Omya Oy (1995–2007)
  • Manager, Coatings Industry, Omya AB (1991–2004)
  • Board Member at Karl Forsström AB (1999 →)

Nordic Talc Oy
Kuhnustantie 22
83900 Juuka