Valmet has confirmed the appointment of Petri Rasinmäki to Business Line President, as of September 1, 2023. In his new position, Rasinmäki will be a member of Valmet’s Executive Team reporting to President and CEO, Pasi Laine.
Jari Vähäpesola, the current Business Line President, Paper, has decided to retire as of December 1, 2023.
Rasinmäki currently holds the position of Vice President, Board and Paper Mills business unit at Valmet’s Paper business line. Prior to his current position, he worked in various management positions at Valmet and Metso since 2004.
“I want to express my warmest gratitude to Jari Vähäpesola for his invaluable contribution to Valmet’s success over the years,” says Pasi Laine, President and CEO, Valmet. “Jari has been instrumental in making our Paper business line a market leader valued by customers around the world. It has been a privilege to work with Jari in our Executive Team and on our global customers, and we will all miss him. I am pleased that we could find a successor for Jari internally. Petri Rasinmäki is a long-term Valmeteer with versatile experience in the company covering both process technologies and services. He has led our Board and Paper Mills business unit successfully since 2021 and has a deep understanding of the business and our customers. Petri is in a good position to lead our Paper business line forward from the excellent foundation built under Jari’s leadership.”