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New colleagues joining in 2014

During 2014, the Telema team expanded both in Latvia and Lithuania to three permanent staff members. In Estonia, three new people joined Telema.
 
VIKTORS KUDRJAVSKIS joined Telema in August as Sales Manager for Telema Latvia. Viktors has been working in sales for the last 10 years and is now eager to employ his skills in the IT sector. Since October, Telema Lithuania has a new Country Manager, AINAS ARUST. Ainas has managerial experience from several international companies. Before joining Telema, Ainas worked for SGS as the Business Unit Manager. In our Lithuanian office he is responsible for sales and customer relations, as well as managing the local team. Ainas has Estonian roots, so, in addition to Lithuanian, English and Russian, he is also fluent in Estonian.

ARNOLDAS SKINDERIS
joined Telema Lithuania in August as an IT Project Specialist. His 10 years plus experience in IT is an asset when consulting customers in EDI integration projects and executing Telema EDI Module implementation projects in various software solutions.

Sales Assistant JELENA SIOMINA also started in our Lithuanian office in August. Jelena is a sales assistant and also takes care of customer service in Lithuania. She is the one making sure that client requests are handled on time and the office is run smoothly.

At the end of the summer, three specialists joined Telema Estonia. KAUPO NOORMAA took the position of Account Manager. AYRTON GROSSMANN is the Product Manager for Telema’s web-based services and will be leading our e-Invoice Workflow product development in 2015. AIVI ROASTO, with vast previous experience in IT and administration, is consulting Telema in various matters from performance appraisal to business intelligence projects.


VIKTORS KUDRJAVSKISAINAS ARUSTARNOLDAS SKINDERISJELENA SIOMINA

KAUPO NOORMAAAIVI ROASTOAYRTON GROSSMANN

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Talented Telema people: mandolins, table tennis and horror stories

In 2014, Telema people participated in a wide variety of activities outside work. In internal events, we always include some physical activity: wall climbing, minigolf or sailing. Our team members are interested in various sports like skiing, swimming, kite-surfing, golf, tennis and motorcycling, to name a few. Many of us have some other qualities like the ability to sing, play instruments and write books.
 
We started the sports year by participating in the Table Tennology tournament for the Technology and Start-up Ecosystem Community at the beginning of April. The event inspired our Estonian Sales Manager Kalle Kuuspalu so much that he started real training, and reached the Estonian Top 300 in less than six months.
 
In April, many Telema people took part in creating the video for “Happy in Tallinn”, inspired by the Pharrel Williams’ Happy. If you watch closely, you will recognize our Marketing Manager Kristina Uus, and our CEO Hele Hammer with her kids and her dad. Vivian Maripuu, our IT Partner Relationship Manager, with her son and her dog, are also being happy in the video.  
 
Raul Tõniste, our senior developer, is a member of the Saku Mandolin Orchestra, featured in June 2014 on TV and performs many concerts. Kadri Lenk, our Product Manager, received her Open Water Diving licence in June.
 
Margus Liiv, our long-term System Administrator, is a valued member of numerous choirs, among other events participating in this years Estonian Song Festival at the beginning of July. Anneli Lepik, our Pan-Baltic Sales Director, loves hiking. This year’s trips took her to the Swiss Alps and Iceland in July.
 
Arnoldas Skinderis, our new IT Project Manager at Telema Lithuania, surprised us all when we discovered he is an author of horror stories. In 2014, he will be finishing up his latest stories. We will keep you posted on when they will be published.
 
The sporting year was finished off with the “Kõvaketas” volleyball tournament held between IT companies in Estonia. Our TV fame continued on 20 November, when our Marketing Manager Kristina Uus, who happens to be half-Latvian, suggested great places to visit in Latvia. The interview was broadcast on the morning TV programme Terevisioon on Estonian National Television.
 
A good balance between work and hobbies keeps Telema employees happy. In 2014, Margus Liiv, Toomas Veersoo and Hele Hammer celebrated their 14th year at Telema. Raul Tõniste has been with Telema for 12 years. Mati Maasik and Tanel Pastarus celebrated their 5th work anniversary. Great examples of a professional and united team.
 
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Telema Latvia and Telema Lithuania have moved!

Telema Latvia moved to new spacious offices at the end of May. The address of the new Riga office is  Biksēres 6 (formerly known as Katlakalna 11C). The phone number and email addresses did not change. The new address means more space, better access and no parking problems.

Since November, Telema also has a new office in Vilnius. You can visit our Lithuanian team at Savanorių pr. 176 in Vilnius. Phone numbers and email addresses are still the same. The nice view from the new working space on the 8th floor will definitely be a source of inspiration.

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