Rugged Tooling was founded in 2010 by a group of software and hardware engineers with working history in the telecom and testing industry. We are located in Finland at Technopolis, Oulu. We have grown steadily and now employ several enthusiastic professionals. Our aim is to provide embedded high-precision tools for IP network and cyber security testing, validation and monitoring. Our mission is to improve the overall quality of IP based services.


Our Philosophy

Our product ideas have arisen from the intuition and experience gathered from numerous IP-related product development projects in which we have participated. Our solutions are planned for environments where high precision and accurate repeatability are needed. We have built these solutions to be as generic as possible, so that they can be easily modified to suit your needs.

Rugged Tooling Management Team





Petri Ylläsjärvi, CEO

Petri is a telecom market professional with a strong technical and business development background. He has more than 15 years of experience in the test and measurement business from Viavi and EXFO.





Hannu Saarenpää, VP of Customer operations

Hannu is a IT and telecom testing business professional with 18 years of deep telecom expertise. He has held positions such as sales, product management and customer support in X-Net, Nethawk and EXFO.




Risto Kauppi, CFO & Partner

Risto has over 18 years of experience from IT business, including over 10 years of experience of international business development tasks at Nokia and other companies





Juha Remes, Advisor & Chairman of the board 

Juha is trusted cybersecurity professional with excellent skills in business management and strategy implementation, developed during his 25 years of working experience. He is the executive director and CEO of FISC (Finnish Information Security Cluster) and entrepreneur and cybersecurity coach at Flashtec Consultants




Aulis Koivisto, Advisor & Board member

Aulis is a seasoned and innovative business leader with 24 years of experience in international business environment.

He is currently the head of Digital Platforms business line at Empower IM and has previously held high level management positions at Nokia and Ericsson. 


Aapo Cederberg, Advisor

Aapo is a leading cyber security expert with vast experience in the field of cyber security. He is currently the CEO of Cyberwatch Finland and an associate fellow at Geneva Centre for Security Policy. He has previously held various positions in the Finnish Defence Forces.


Martti J. Kari, Advisor

Martti J. Kari, colonel (ret), MA, has extensive experience in the field of defence intelligence. He has served the Finnish military for decades, and has been deeply involved in matters related to defence intelligence. Currently, he is a university teacher, writing a doctoral thesis in the cyber security program of the University of Jyväskylä.





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