SESKO's  Honorary Chairmen

Erkki Yrjölä, 1990
Kalervo Rudanko, 1995
Kimmo Saarinen, 2013

SESKO's Honorary Members

Matti Karttunen, 1990
Otso Kuusisto, 2000
Rainer Smått, 2005
Leo Laaksonen, 2010
Lauri Halme, 2011



The SESKO Award may be granted to persons who have distinguished themselves in electrotechnical standardization or contributed to SESKO's activity.

Carrying on the legacy of the Erkki Yrjölä Medal the first SESKO Awards were granted in December 2015 . 

SESKO Awarded

  1. Janne Nyman, SGS Fimko Oy, 2015
  2. Leena Korpinen, Tampereen teknillinen yliopisto, 2015
  3. Seija Suonuuti, 2017
  4. Paavo Tammi, 2017

Erkki Yrjölä -medal


Erkki Yrjölä- medals have been granted to 35 especially distinquished experts in electrotechnical standardization. The first medals were badged in the year 2000.

The Award has been named after SESKOs first Honorary Chairman Erkki Yrjölä. 

Erkki Yrjölä Medallists

  1. Lauri Halme, Helsinki University of Technology - TKK, 2000
  2. Olavi H. Koskinen, SGS Fimko Oy, 2000
  3. Reijo Mattinen, TUKES – Safety Technology Authority, 2000
  4. Kimmo Saarinen, Evox Rifa Group Oyj, 2000
  5. Liisa Sillanpää, TTS Research, 2000
  6. Seppo Kaukonen, ABB Oy Electrical Machines, 2002
  7. Pekka Louko, RAMSE Consulting Oy, 2002
  8. Pentti Uuspää, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2002
  9. Martti Aro, Helsinki University of Technology - TKK, 2003
  10. Juha Ristilä, Nokia Home Communications, 2003
  11. Leif Seger, Lexel Electric Oy, 2003
  12. Yrjö Rantanen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2004
  13. Risto Sulonen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2004
  14. Heikki Ahava, Nokia Oyj, 2005
  15. Tuomo Ilomäki, 2005
  16. Pekka Koivisto, Pekka Koivisto Oy, 2005
  17. Soili Martikainen, TUKES – Safety Technology Authority, 2005
  18. Martti Tukiainen, Fortum Service Oy, 2005
  19. Terttu Peltoniemi, Nokia Oyj, 2007
  20. Pekka J. Riisiö, Finnmast Oy, 2007
  21. Tapio Siirilä, Occupational Safety and Health Inspectorate of Uusimaa, 2007
  22. Seppo Pyyskänen, Duocon Oy, 2008
  23. Touko Salo, Landis & Gyr Enermet, 2008
  24. Osmo Väyrynen, SGS Fimko Oy, 2008
  25. Jarmo Elovaara, Fingrid Oyj, 2009
  26. Markku Norhio Helvar Oy, 2009
  27. Pentti Hautala, Sito Oy, 2010
  28. Ari Honkala, SGS Fimko Oy, 2010
  29. Kari Koskinen, Kari Koskinen Consulting, 2010
  30. Matti Sundquist, Sundcon Oy, 2010
  31. Esa Tiainen, The Electrical Contractors´ Association of Finland STUL, 2011
  32. Olli Tiainen, Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes), 2011
  33. Jari Hällström, Mittatekniikan keskus, 2012
  34. Mika Mutru, Reka Kaapeli Oy, 2012
  35. Jorma Rutanen, 2012
  36. Timo Lehtonen, Conforman Oy 2014
  37. Hasse Nordman, 2014

IEC 1906 Award

IEC awardCreated in 2004 by the IEC Executive Committee (ExCo), the 1906 Award was established in commemoration of the IEC’s year of foundation, and honours IEC technical experts around the world, whose work is fundamental to IEC.

The award also recognizes exceptional and recent achievement, a project or other specific contribution related to the activities of IEC and which contributes in a significant way to advancing the work of the Commission.

IEC 1906 Awarded

  1. Pekka Talmola, Nokia Oyj, 2006
  2. Jorma Rutanen, Thermo Electron Oy, 2006
  3. Jari Hällström, Helsinki University of Technology, 2007
  4. Jukka Alve, Nokia Oyj, 2008
  5. Jukka Vuorinen, SGS Fimko Oy, 2008
  6. Kimmo Saarinen, Evox Rifa Group Oyj
  7. Eero Sorri, SESKO
  8. Jari Uusitalo, Eaton Power Quality Oy, 2012
  9. Hasse Nordman, ABB Oy, 2013
  10. Hannu Peiponen, Furuno Finland Oy, 2013
  11.  Arto Sirviö, SESKO, 2013
  12. Jafar Keshvari, Microsoft Oy, 2014 
  13. Jarmo Virtanen, EFLA Oy, 2018

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