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Petri Paukkunen will start as Area President, Asia Pacific Area, Valmet

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Petri Paukkunen will start as Area President, Asia Pacific Area, Valmet

10 Mar, 2021

Valmet will change its top management in Asia Pacific, Petri Paukkunen (B.Sc., Eng.) has been appointed Area President, Asia Pacific Area at Valmet as of April 1, 2021. Petri Paukkunen is currently employed as Vice President, Board and Paper Mills business unit (BU) in Valmet’s Paper business line. 

Petri Paukkunen will lead and develop Valmet’s Asia Pacific Area sales and services operations that move customers’ performance forward. He will report to Pasi Laine, President and CEO, Valmet and will be a member of Valmet’s Executive Team.

Petri Paukkunen is a sales and general management professional who started his career with Valmet in 1991. He has an extensive background in board and paper production-related process technology development, product management, and sales and customer relationship management. In the past years Petri Paukkunen has successfully grown Valmet’s largest process technology business unit, Board and Paper Mills BU, managing more than 1,200 professionals around the world.

As Valmet announced earlier,Jukka Tiitinen, current Area President, Asia Pacific,willtake the role as Area President, North America at Valmet as of April 1, 2021.

Further information, please contact:

Jukka Tiitinen, Area President, Asia Pacific, Valmet tel+66807575433, jukka.tiitinen@valmet.com

Petri Paukkunen’s CV

Petri Paukkunen has been appointed Area President, Asia Pacific as of April 1, 2021. Currently, Petri Paukkunen works as Vice President, Board and Paper Mills business unit in Valmet’s Paper Business Line. He was Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Board and Paper Mills business unit in Valmet’s Paper business line from 2012 to 2018, Vice President, Finishing rebuild in Metso Paper from 2009 to 2012, General Manager, Winder business in Metso Paper from 2007 to 2008, and General Manager Roll finishing system sales in Metso Paper from 2004 to 2007. From 1991 to 2004 Petri Paukkunen worked in different process specialist and manager positions in Metso and Valmet in Finland and in the USA. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Allimand Group since 2012 and was a member of the Board in the Finnish Forest Products Engineers association 2012-2019. Petri Paukkunen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Paper Engineering.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet’s strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers’ processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet’s net sales in 2020 were approximately EUR 3.7 billion. Our 14,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day. Valmet’s head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki


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