Valmet Names Vesa Simola as EMEA Area President
April, 9, 2015 - Valmet announced that Vesa Simola, 47, has been appointed Area President of Valmet's EMEA area, effective August 1, 2015. He will be a member of Valmet's Executive Team and report to President and CEO Pasi Laine.
Hannu Mälkiä, the current EMEA Area President has decided to retire in June 2015.
Simola joins Valmet from Stora Enso, where he is currently employed as Senior Vice President, Consumer Board Division. During his career Vesa has gained international experience in general management covering sales, production, R&D and supply chain by working in a global paper company. He has vast experience of managing international customer relationships, leading organizations, generating sales and driving profitability.
"It is a pleasure to welcome Vesa Simola to our Executive Team to increase customer-centricity and develop our EMEA operations further. Vesa has a strong and versatile experience in leading international sales in one of our most important customer segments. I also want to thank Hannu Mälkiä for his long and successful career at Valmet and for his dedication in moving Valmet forward by serving our customers," says Pasi Laine, President and CEO of Valmet.
Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. To learn more, please visit: www.valmet.com