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Patrick Murphy (Transport Management, BSc) has been appointed managing director of Ponsse Plc’s subsidiary in Ireland starting from 24 April 2019.  Murphy will be in charge of the operations of Ponsse Machines Ireland, and he will be stationed in County Laois, Ireland. Murphy will report to Ponsse Group’s sales and marketing director Jarmo Vidgrén.

Patrick Murphy will transfer to his new position from sales of heavy vehicles. He also has vast experience in forestry, logging and timber transportation.

Ponsse Machines Ireland is one of Ponsse Group’s 12 subsidiaries, and it started operating in January 2017. Until now, the company has been led by Ponsse Group’s area director Gary Glendinning who is in charge of Ponsse’s services in Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Hungary.  

Vieremä, 9 April 2019

Jarmo Vidgrén
Sales and Marketing Director

Jarmo Vidgrén, Sales and Marketing Director, tel. +358 40 519 1486

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Ponsse Plc specialises in the sale, production, maintenance and technology of cut-to-length method forest machines, and is driven by a genuine interest in its customers and their business operations. Ponsse develops and manufactures sustainable and innovative harvesting solutions based on customer needs.

The company was established by forest machine entrepreneur Einari Vidgrén in 1970, and has been a leader in timber harvesting solutions based on the cut-to-length method ever since. Ponsse is headquartered in Vieremä, Finland. The company’s shares are quoted on the Nordic list of the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.


Ponsse is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of forest machines for the cut-to-length method, and its customer-oriented operations are still guided by the wishes and needs of forest machine entrepreneurs. Ponsse products cover the diverse requirements of efficient harvesting faced by machine entrepreneurs around the world. Tree species vary from old pine to eucalyptus, and the machines have to endure tropical heat and arctic cold, travel without destroying the terrain and briskly climb the steepest slopes.