Mr. 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. He will be a member of Valmet’s Executive Team and report to President and CEO Pasi Laine.
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, the current Area President, Asia Pacific, Mr. Jukka Tiitinen will return to the U.S. to become Area President, North America at Valmet as of April 1, 2021 and continues as a member of Valmet’s Executive Team reporting to President and CEO Pasi Laine.
“I warmly welcome Petri Paukkunen to our Executive Team to further strengthen Valmet’s growth and customer relations in the Asia Pacific Area. I am delighted that we could find a successor to this demanding position internally. Petri is a long-term Valmeteer who has worked at the company for decades. In recent years he has successfully led and grown Valmet’s largest process technology business unit. With his long experience in demanding, global positions at Valmet, Petri has an excellent background to lead our Asia Pacific Area and grow it further,” says Pasi Laine, President and CEO, Valmet.