Our people

#NelesLife in action

Meet our colleagues from all over the world and take a peek into #NelesLife. Would you like to join our enthusiastic, committed and professional team?

Gonzalo Silva, Chile

"From very experienced people to younger ones eager to learn and perform, the team is unique in its diversity; together we create a great combination of knowledge and motivation that drives us to look for new opportunities and find solutions to our problems every day. We have together developed a space where everyone is encouraged to share their opinion and where everyone’s opinion counts."

- Gonzalo Silva, Valves Regional Manager


Sunny An, Korea

"At Neles, I have an excellent opportunity to work in a fast-changing global environment together with passionate and committed colleagues from all over the world, which makes my every day quite exciting and challenging. What I like most about our colleagues is the mutual respect we have for one another and for the work we do. We support each other and show our appreciation!

Join us, and you will find that you can fully apply your skills and contribute to our business success – while working with great colleagues."

- Sunny An, Head of HR, Neles Asia Pacific 

Susan Moodley, South Africa

"I am extremely privileged to work with an amazing team of individuals who work cohesively to achieve the best results. We have a wonderful mix of high spirited, energetic personalities that create a fun work environment. I enjoy that each day poses a different challenge and brings variation to my workflow; it’s never a dull day at Neles South Africa.

The culture at Neles is fantastic and makes it a great company to work for. I trust that the new Neles is going to provide many new growth opportunities for the staff as well as for the organization."

- Susan Moodley, Junior Business Partner, VAL F&A Controlling Africa ZA 

Juha Perttilä, Finland

"The best thing about my job is being involved in research and development with new technologies that help our customers succeed in their business. I enjoy and have the privilege of working with great colleagues who are skilled in their areas of expertise. Neles is a great company where working with experts and with high technology products in a multi-cultural, global environment is very rewarding."

- Juha Perttilä, Director, Laboratories, Vantaa, Finland

Sonal Singh, India

"Neles is one of the few companies that help you grow. At Neles, you join a team where everybody is both a mentee and a mentor. Every experience counts and healthy discussion is always respected. Our team laughs and works together to succeed. My colleagues are very supportive and always ready to help. Neles is a company that provides opportunities not only for professional growth, but also for personal growth."

- Sonal Singh, Specification Engineer 

Youngjun Joo, Korea

"Although our backgrounds are different, we have a strong will to improve quality with a positive mindset. We have a respectful and caring culture where one can actively express his/her opinion and take responsibility in given tasks/areas. I am also very grateful that the other factories always support us whenever we need their support. Lastly, I feel that I grow day by day through work and I feel rewarded while improving little things." 

- Youngjun Joo, Quality Manager in Chungju plant, Korea

Sam Mensah, USA

"What I like most about my job is the different challenges every day. My coworkers are very helpful and we have a good team spirit."

- Sam Mensah, Butterfly valve assembler

Rajendra Toke, India

"I am responsible for the Machine Shop operations and local manufacturing engineering. This Machine shop is a true thirst quencher for all those who wish to learn constantly and upgrade their knowledge with changing times. Besides technicalities, safety is given the utmost priority in all the activities here. Our entire team is very responsive and agile.

Neles offers immense opportunities for good talents. Our respectful culture and the true sense of working as a team are the main motives why I would encourage other people to join our company."

- Rajendra Toke, D.G.M., Machine Shop at Dombivli, India Plant

Jeremy Funkhouser, USA

"I enjoy that every day is different. There are different challenges every day that need to be tackled. You are consistently learning new things that help you grow as an employee. Currently, I am working on process improvements for the entire plant. I work with the other global ME managers to take best practices and implement them here.

We have a great group of people, from all different backgrounds and educations, that love coming in every day and working as a team to have the best outcome for the company."

- Jeremy Funkhouser, Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Timo Ilmoniemi, Finland

"I’m responsible for the teams and systems that provide necessary documentation for our global project orders. I have a chance to work with people from global teams pretty much from all of our production sites. I also work closely with customers and see when and how we succeed. The working atmosphere in our team is supportive with good amount of humor.

During the challenging times I’ve witnessed a good amount of adaptability and professionalism. Different teams have really sticked together and supported each other in middle of COVID situation. I have very professional colleagues around me."

- Timo Ilmoniemi, Global Documentation Process Manager

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