CEO of Valmet -
Pasi Laine is the President and CEO of Valmet Oyj. Pasi Laine was a member of the Executive Team of Metso from 2006 to 2013. From December 2011 to December 2013 he was the President of Metso Pulp, Paper and Power. From 2011 until October 2013 Pasi Laine was Metso’s Executive Vice President, and Deputy to the CEO. He was the President of Paper and Fiber Technology in 2011, the President of Energy and Environmental Technology segment between 2008 and 2011, the President of Metso Automation between 2006 and 2011 and the President of Metso Automation’s Field Systems business line between 2003 and 2006. Pasi Laine has also served as the Senior Vice President of Metso Automation’s Pulp and Paper Automation Solutions business unit between 2002 and 2003 and the Vice President of the Process & Energy business unit between 1998 and 2002. Pasi Laine acted as the Managing Director of Elsag Bailey Hartmann & Braun Oy between 1996 and 1998 and held various positions at Valmet Automation in Finland, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom between 1988 and 1996. He is Chairman of the Board at Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company. Pasi Laine holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering.
Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries.
We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. Our 17,000 professionals work close to our customers and are committed to improving our customers’ performance – every day.
The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. In 2022, a major milestone was achieved, when flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. The combined company net sales in 2021 was approximately EUR 4.5 billion based on the respective company figures.
Services are offered globally through Valmet’s approximately 100 service centers and more than 6,000 service professionals. Of the world’s approximately 3,800 operating pulp and paper mills, more than half purchase services from Valmet annually.
Services play an important role in promoting the reliability, cost-effectiveness, capacity and quality of its customers’ operations. Our services include offerings aimed at increasing energy, water and raw material efficiency, and reducing emissions.
Over the past two decades, Valmet has strengthened its services business. In recent years, Valmet’s customers have increasingly focused on their core businesses and have outsourced service and maintenance activities. Demand for services in the industries served by Valmet has grown in North America and Europe, and even more in South America, China and Asia Pacific.
The Services business line provides services and solutions mainly for the pulp, paper and energy industries, including spare parts and components, maintenance and shutdown services, outsourcing services, production consumables, process support and optimization, and mill and plant improvements. Valmet also provides customers with learning options that give customers access to more than 150 courses and a variety of training services.
Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.