Marko Venäläinen started in FinnProfiles’ production method development and sales work assignments in the beginning of October.
Marko has multifaceted professional experience from several industrial fields. Among other roles, he has worked in development assignments in electronics and metal industries.
Before coming to work at FinnProfiles, he worked in a managerial role in sealing industry, which gave him extensive competence in the field’s production technology, materials and sales work.
What kinds of duties do your production method development and sales work assignments comprise?
“In practice, my work contribution is divided in two: half to sales work and half to production development work. I’m also in charge of developing the particularly challenging sealing products and I participate in the company’s other development projects.
The new FinnProfiles member is a helpful, cheerful person who you can approach whenever needed.
“I’m curious by nature and enjoy learning about all kinds of technology and their functional principles. I don’t think I’m the first to give up: I always try to think about how to solve a problem.”
In addition to technical understanding and optimistic nature, Marko’s strengths include knowledge of materials and a solid understanding of the needs of sealing industry’s customers. This means that being in charge of the development of challenging sealing solutions is a well-suited role for Marko.
“The idea is that whenever the development of a certain sealing product requires a more in-depth approach, I will take charge of the project. In between these special projects, I will also work in sales.”
“For example, if a decision for increasing the amount of automation in the production process is made or the production method is otherwise developed, I will be in charge of the project’s planning and implementation.”Marko Venäläinen
By developing its operations, FinnProfiles wants to ensure the high quality of its services for the customers, from design to manufacture.
“In development projects, my duty is to review the available options and their requirements. For example, if a decision for increasing the amount of automation in the production process is made or the production method is otherwise developed, I will be in charge of the project’s planning and implementation.
In addition to all the aspects listed above, Marko will take part in the largest information system renewal in the history of FinnProfiles, acting as its senior project manager.
“The ERP system’s renewal basically applies to the entirety of FinnProfiles’ organisation and it has given me a very comprehensive overall view of the company’s operations from the very beginning.”
In addition to the information system renewal, Marko is currently deploying the commissioning of video measuring devices at Sastamala and Ii factories. After the introduction of these new measuring devices, a measuring plan will be compiled for all sealing profiles, enabling a highly accurate control of the products’ geometry.
“We have many great ongoing projects and I’m sure we will be able to tell more about them during next year.”