The Chairman of the board, Jorma Tirkkonen, has acted in a managing position of several global business units in Cargotec’s Kalmar business area offering cargo handling solutions, and in Valmet Automation offering solutions for pulp and paper industry. He has lived in North America for 12 years; first as the President of Valmet Automation’s US and Canada subsidiaries and later on as the President of Kalmar’s subsidiary with responsibility over North and South America operations. At the beginning of his career, Tirkkonen worked in Labko Oy in marketing, R&D, and as managing director. Other earlier positions include expert work for VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, and the role of chairman in FIMECC’s content workgroup and in the FIMA board.