Management

Neles Executive Team

Neles' President and CEO manages Neles' operations with the assistance of the Executive Management Team. The President and CEO and other members appointed by the Board based on the President and CEO’s proposal constitute the Neles Executive Management Team (NET).

Management structure

President and CEO

The President and CEO’s main task is to lead the daily operations of Neles with the assistance of the Neles Executive Management Team (NET) to secure the company’s success. The President and CEO is appointed – and, if necessary, dismissed – by the Board, and he reports to the Board about, e.g. Neles’ financial situation, business environment and other significant issues. The President and CEO prepares the matters on the agenda of the Board and its committees and implements their decisions. Additionally, the President and CEO acts as the Chair of the Neles Executive Management Team.

Neles Executive Management Team

The President and CEO and other members appointed by the Board based on the President and CEO’s proposal constitute the Neles Executive Team. The Executive Management Team assists the President and CEO in the preparation of business matters, such as business plans, strategy, policies and other matters of joint importance.

The Executive Management Team members report directly to the President and CEO and their main task is to lead the daily operations of their respected businesses or corporate functions. The Business Area heads are responsible for the strategy, financial development and position, operational performance, operating environment development, customers and competitive situation of their respective business areas. They are also responsible for implementing group initiatives and policies and guidelines within the business areas, and for collaboration across business areas.

Neles Executive Team

The members of Neles Executive Team are experienced former Metso leaders. 

Olli Isotalo

Nationality: Finnish
Born: 1959
Education: M.Sc., engineering

Joined Metso company in 2019
Member of the Neles Executive Team since 2020

Work experience

2016-2019 CEO, Patria Oyj
2005-2016 Several top management positions, Cargotec (Kalmar, MacGregor, Bromma Conquip AB)
1997-2005 Several business management positions, Sisu Terminal Systems Oy and Kalmar Industries AB
1984-1997 Several production management positions, Valmet Corporation (Paper Machines, Diesel)

“Being close to our customers and serving them throughout their investment and operations life cycle is Neles’ priority. We have a culture of ensuring customer success and getting things done; this is something that our customers value and that we are very proud of."

 

Simo Sääskilahti

Nationality: Finnish
Born: 1971
Education: M.Sc. Engineering, M.Sc. Economics

Joined Metso company in 2019
Member of the Neles Executive Team since 2020

Work experience:

2016-2019 SVP, Valve Technologies/Valve Equipment unit, Valves BA, Metso
2013-2016 SVP, Strategy and Business Development, Member of Metso’s Executive Team
2011-2013 VP, Business Development Automation, Metso
2001-2011 Several management positions in Comptel Corporation
1997-2001 Management consultant, McKinsey & Co

Fabio da Silva Maia

Nationality: Brazilian
Born: 1974
Education: MBA, Business Management

Joined Metso company in 2018
Member of the Neles Executive Team since 2020

Work experience:

2018-2020 VP, Valves South America, Metso

2017-2018 General Manager Brazil & Mercosul, Hammelmann Pumps

2011-2012 Sales Manager, Atlas Copco

2005-2011 Sales Coordinator, Fetso

1998-2005 Sales Engineer, Flowserve

 

HangPheng Tan

Nationality: Chinese
Born: 1968
Education: MBA & Bachelor of Electrical Engineering

Joined Metso company in 2008
Member of the Neles Executive Team since 2020

Work experience:

2013-2020 VP, China Market Area, Metso Flow Control

2012-2013 Head of Services, APAC, Metso Flow Control

2011-2012 Director, Business Development, Metso Flow Control

2008-2012 Area Service Manager, AP, Metso Flow Control

1997-2003 Several positions (Engineering & Field Services), General Electric 

1995-1997 Project Engineer, Philips Singapore

 

Hanne Peltola

Nationality: Finnish
Born: 1969
Education: Master of Social Science

Joined Metso company in 2016
Member of the Neles Executive Team since 2020

Work experience:

2016-2019 VP, EMEA region HR and valves, Metso 

2015-2016 Group HR Director, Paroc Group Ltd.

2010-2015 Director, HR, Outotec 

2006-2010 Director, HR and Corporate Communications, Larox Plx.

2001-2006 Several HR Manager and HRD manager positions, UPM Kymmene

1998-2000 HRD consultant, Sonera

"Our team is built on high expertise and strong commitment. We are very focused on helping our customers succeed. We always aim to find new solutions, to develop ourselves and to grow with our customers.”

Jon Jested-Rask

Nationality: Danish
Born: 1975
Education: Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration

Joined Metso company in 2008
Member of the Neles Executive Team since 2020

Work experience:

2013-2020 VP, Sales & Service, Metso

2010-2013 Head of Measurements, Metso

2008-2010 Managing Director, Kemotron products

2005-2008 VP sales and Marketing and Managing Director, Kemotron Products

2004-2005 Brand manager, Absolut Vodka Denmark

2003-2004 Nordic Product manager, Colgate-Palmolive 

 

 

 

Kaisa Voutilainen

Nationality: Finnish
Born: 1982
Education: Master of Arts, International Business Communication

Joined Metso company in 2016
Member of the Neles Executive Team since 2020

Work experience:

2016-2019 Business Communication Manager, Metso

2011-2016 Marketing Manager, HiQ Finland

Kalle Suurpää

Nationality: Finnish
Born: 1974
Education: Msc. Technology 

Joined Metso company in 2014
Member of the Neles Executive Team since 2020

Work experience:

2018-2020 VP, Technology, Metso Flow Control

2017-2018 VP, Product development, Metso Flow Control

2014-2016 Other positions, Metso Flow Control

2014 Product Program manager, Microsoft Mobile

2000-2014 Various positions (R&D, Product program management etc.), Nokia

 

Kevin Tinsley

Nationality: US citizen
Born: 1962
Education: MBA

Joined Metso company in 2002
Member of the Neles Executive Team since 2020

Work experience:

2002-2019 SVP Global operations, valves BA, Metso

2001-2002 VP Operations, Jamesbury brand 

1999-2002 CFO, Fiber Optic Network Solutions

1995-1999 Partner, CPA firm, Greenblatt, Rosenblatt, Kull and Pitsoli

1990-1995 Tax Manager, LOVE, Bollus, Lynch & Rogers

1986-1990 Tax Specialist, Feeley & Driscoll

 

Patrick Dunn

Nationality: American citizen
Born: 1967
Education: BA, Social Rehabilitation & Sociology 

Joined Metso company in 1998
Member of the Neles Executive Team since 2020

Work experience:

2015-2020 Market Area Head, North America, Metso Flow Control

2007-2015 VP of Sales, North America and Mexico, Metso Automation & Field Systems

2005-2007 Regional Sales Manager, Metso Automation & Field Systems

1998-2004 Area Sales Manager, Metso Automation & Field Systems

1996-1998 Northeast Territory Sales Manager, Hoffmann Industries Inc.

1994-1996 Sales Account Manager, LaVigne Inc.

1992-1994 Territory Marketing Specialist, Intel Corportion, CA

 

 

Sami Nousiainen

Nationality: Finnish
Born: 1972
Education: Master of Science

Joined Metso company in 2000
Member of the Neles Executive Team since 2020

Work experience:

2018-2020 Director, Field Service, Metso Flow Control

2015-2018 VP, Valve Controls, Metso Flow Control

2013-2015 Director, Positioners and Limit Switches, Metso Flow Control

2009-2011 Director, Neles Smart Products R&D, Metso Flow Control

2007-2009 Product Manager, Positioners and Limit Switches, Metso Flow Control

2000-2007 Various positions, Metso Flow Control

 

Timo Hänninen

Nationality: Finnish
Born: 1961
Education: B.Sc. and eMBA

Joined Metso company in 1989
Member of the Neles Executive Team since 2020

Work experience:

2014-2020 VP, Services, Metso Flow Control

1998-2014 Varous Management positions, Metso Automation

1999-2002 Engineering Manager, Neles Automation 

1995-1998 Manager, Sales Support and Project Mangaer, Neles Controls 

1989-1995 Sales Engineer, Neles-Jamesbury, UK & Finland