Valmet names new SVP of operational development

Andrew Snook   

People in Process Janne Pynnönen Pasi Laine Valmet

Janne Pynnönen has been named the new senior vice-president of operational development at Valmet, effective Feb. 1, 2024. Photo: Valmet.

Valmet recently announced that Janne Pynnönen has been appointed senior vice-president of operational development at Valmet, effective Feb. 1, 2024. Pynnönen will be a member of Valmet’s executive team and report to president and CEO Pasi Laine.

Pynnönen joined Valmet in 2020 and is currently vice-president of research and development. Prior to joining the company, he worked in business management and development roles and in research and development in Stora Enso since 2003.

“After a thorough recruitment process with many excellent candidates, we have chosen Janne Pynnönen to lead our operational development function further. Janne is known for his deep technological know-how and good customer knowledge, which he has gained after working for a long time in one of Valmet’s key customer industries. Since 2020, Janne has been successfully leading our R&D function introducing and implementing a new R&D strategy and vision for Valmet, developing the way to operate, and creating a large R&D ecosystem program called Beyond Circularity supporting the green transition. With this background, Janne will further strengthen the technological and customer understanding of the executive team, and his collaborative approach will be an asset in taking the different operational development related functions forward,“ says Pasi Laine, president and CEO of Valmet.

Pynnönen succeeds Julia Macharey, who is leaving Valmet at the end of January, as announced in August 2023. 

Source: Valmet.

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