Genelec's 30th Anniversary Celebration (Photo Essay)

Co-founder and Chairman of the Board Ilpo Martikainen (left) and Managing Director/CEO Veikko Hyvönen received gifts and good wishes from a stream of attendees of Genelec's 30th anniversary celebration. Genelec Co-founder and Chairman of the Board Ilpo Martikainen opens the Genelec 30th
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Co-founder and Chairman of the Board Ilpo Martikainen (left) and Managing Director/CEO Veikko Hyvönen received gifts and good wishes from a stream of attendees of Genelec's 30th anniversary celebration.

Genelec Co-founder and Chairman of the Board Ilpo Martikainen opens the Genelec 30th anniversary program: "Today, we have a good reason to be proud, happy and thankful."

Genelec's 30th anniversary presentation included musical interludes combining voice, harp and co-founder Ilpo Martikainen's son Juho on double bass.

Genelec founding employee, Ritva Leinonen, who recently retired from her financial manager's role, is presented an award by Ilpo Martikainen as CEO/MD Veikko Hyvönen (left) and co-founder Topi Partanen look on.

Genelec co-founder Topi Partanen (still a board member, though recently retired from his position as Vice President and Technical Director) receives an award from Ilpo Martikainen.

A number of Genelec employees received longevity awards during the 30th anniversary celebration.

Will Eggleston, marketing director for Genelec's U.S. subsidiary, shared a view of the history studio monitoring, including Genelec's role, in the USA with the attendees of Genelec's 30th anniversary celebration.

Dr. Yrjö Neuvo, researcher, academician and former Nokia Sr. VP delivered the keynote address during Genelec's anniversary celebration.

It's a birthday party--there has to be cake!

Guests attending the party post Genelec's formal anniversary program were given the opportunity to tour the factory before retiring to the lawn for food, drink and music.

The Genelec factory tour included its demonstration theater.

Genelec's Managing Director/CEO Veikko Hyvönen leads the revelers in a toast celebrating the company's 30 years of business.

Salud! The partygoers on Genelec's lakeside rear lawn raise their glasses in honor of the company's anniversary.

Food and festivities abound in celebration of Genelec's anniversary.

Genelec proves its studio monitors can be used to rock an outdoor crowd.

Get up and dance!

Even Genelec's top officers know how to get down.

You've never heard rockin' soul until you've heard it with a Finnish accent.

Ilpo Martikainen, Genelec German distributor Volker Siegmann/Audio Export and Will Eggleston share a few moments lakeside.

In the far north, where Genelec is based, the June sun seemed to hang for above the horizon for an hour.

When sundown came at last, in the middle of the night, it stayed dusk for just a short couple of hours till the sun rose again.

Sunset over Iisalmi, Finland, at the close of Genelec's 30th anniversary celebration.