Sami Riekkola has been appointed Business Line President, Pulp and Energy, at Valmet as of October 1, 2022. Sami Riekkola currently holds the position of Business Line President, Automation Systems, at Valmet. In his new position, he will continue as a member of Valmet's Executive Team reporting to President and CEO Pasi Laine.
Bertel Karlstedt, the current President of Valmet's Pulp and Energy business line, will concentrate on leading ongoing, large customer delivery projects within the Pulp and Energy business line supporting the development of long-term customer relationships as Senior Vice President reporting to Sami Riekkola.
Sami Riekkola started his career at Valmet in 1998. He has been the President of Automation Systems business line and a member of Valmet's Executive Team since 2018. Before this, he worked in various automation positions at Valmet in Europe and Asia.
The recruitment of Sami Riekkola's successor as President, Automation Systems business line, will commence soon.
Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.