From 2005–2015 Patala acted as director, Research Services, at Fiber Laboratory, Mikkeli University of Applied Science. Her most recent position was as global product manager at Metso Paper. Earlier, she has held several managerial positions in customer service, sales and product development within pulp and paper machine suppliers Ahlstrom and Andritz. In addition of Finland she has worked in the U.S., Germany and Austria.
“We warmly welcome Pirjo to our R&D team. Strengthening our R&D is the key to our strategy to become a Market Driven Product Leader. Pirjo’s managerial experience in diverse global settings will be very useful in implementing our new project portfolio management system,” says Margareta Huldén, vice president, research and development