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Valmet appoints new president of North American division


November 20, 2020
By P&PC Staff

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Valmet has appointed a new area president of its North American division, effective April 1, 2021.

Jukka Tiitinen is currently employed at Valmet as area president, Asia Pacific, and as area president, North America, he will continue as a member of Valmet’s executive team reporting to Pasi Laine, president and CEO.

David (Dave) King, the current area president, North America, will retire as of March 31, 2021.

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“I want to thank Dave for his dedication and excellent contribution to Valmet’s success in the past years,” says Laine in a statement.

“It has been a true pleasure to work with Dave. I am pleased that Jukka Tiitinen starts leading our North America area after Dave’s retirement.

“Jukka is a home-grown Valmeteer with experience from many different organizations and cultures. Prior to leading the Asia Pacific area, Jukka successfully headed our services business line for several years and was located in North America.”

Before that, Tiitinen was president of the services business line of Metso Pulp, Paper and Power (a Valmet company) from 2011 to 2013. He was president of Metso Paper, Inc. North America between 2004 and 2011 and the president of Metso Paper’s service business line between 2001 and 2004.

Earlier, Tiitinen was the vice-president of roll services of the North America business unit at Metso Paper USA/Valmet between 2000 and 2001.

He has held various management positions in Valmet Corporation and Metso in North America, Australia, Finland and Thailand.

Tiitinen is a member of the board of directors at Neles Corporation and holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering.

“With this background, I believe Jukka is in an excellent position to lead our North America Area and grow it further,” says Laine.