KONE TAPS LEADER OF SERVICES & SOLUTIONS R&D
KONE has tapped Johannes Rastas to lead its Services & Solutions R&D team, effective August 1. The team is responsible for KONE's 24/7 Connected Services and touchless elevator calling. KONE Executive Vice President Maciej Kranz observed Rastas "developed innovative services at a massive scale in the smartphone and financial industries that made a difference for millions of people." Rastas most recently was executive vice president and head of digital banking at Nordea in Helsinki. His career includes serving as senior director at both Microsoft and Nokia, where he led teams for more than 12 years. Rastas holds a master's degree from Helsinki University of Technology, where he studied computer science, telecommunications and corporate strategy.