Management Group

Tomi Honkala

Tomi Honkala

President & CEO

born 1975

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Education

M.Sc. (Process Eng.), University of Oulu, Finland

 

Work experience

CEO Chempolis Ltd, Oulu Finland, 2017 – present.

Director, Product Sales and Management,  2016-2017 Valmet Technologies, Inc. Jyväskylä Finland.

Director of Business Unit, 2012-2016 Valmet Paper Technology China Co., Ltd.

Business Development Manager, 2011-2016 Metso Paper China Co., Ltd.

Sales Manager, 2009-/2011 Metso Paper Inc.

Engineering Manager, 2007-2009 Metso Paper Japan Inc.

Product Technology Manager, 2002-2007 Metso Paper Inc.

Product Development Engineer, 2000-2001 Metso Paper Service.

1995-2000 Short term assignments at paper machines and chemical industry in production and maintenance. Employers: UPM-Kymmene, StoraEnso, Eka Chemicals and Omya.

Esa Rousu

Esa Rousu

Senior Advisor, Founder of Chempolis Oy

born 1941

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Education

M.Sc. (Process Eng.), University of Oulu, Finland

 

Positions of trust

Member of Board in Oulu’s Chamber of Commerce, 1980-1985

Member of Advisory Board of Oulu University, 1992-1998

Member of the Finnish Academies of Technology, 1997-

 

Other Board assignments

 

Chairman

Turveruukki Oy (Peat production), 1980-1985

 

Member of Board

Jalander Oy (Shipbroker Co), 1980-1985

 

Work experience

CEO, Chempolis Oy

Director of Oulu Plants, Kemira Oy

Director of Uusikaupunki Plants, Kemira Oy

Director of Kokkola Plant, Kemira Oy

Manager in Siilinjärvi Plant, Kemira Oy

Manager in Harjavalta Plant, Kemira Oy

Various positions in Outokumpu Oyj, Rikkihappo Oy and Veitsiluoto Oy

 

Patents (co-inventor)

Several granted patents

Pasi Rousu

Pasi Rousu

Senior Advisor, Chempolis Asia & Pacific

born 1970

Member of the Board since 1995

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Education

M.Sc. (Process Eng.), University of Oulu, Finland

 

Work experience

President, Chempolis Asia & Pacific, 2010-, Chempolis Oy

Manging Director, 2008-, Chempolis Biorefining Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

CTO, 2007-2010, Chempolis Oy

Director, Technology, 2004-2007, Chempolis Oy

Project manager in JinKang project in China, 2002-2004, Chempolis Oy

Director, Technology, 1999-2006, Chempolis Oy

Research Engineer, 1995-98, Chempolis Oy

 

Patents (co-inventor)

Several granted patents and publications related to formico® processes and products.

Dr. Juha Anttila

Dr. Juha Anttila

Vice President, Technology

born 1971

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Education

Ph.D. (Process eng.) University of Oulu, Finland

M.Sc. (Process eng.) University of Oulu, Finland

 

R&D

Co-inventor in 38 granted patents

Anttila JR (2001) Catalytic Activity of Formic Acid – Application in the Development of Pulping Processes Based on Formic Acid.

Doctoral Thesis. University of Oulu, Department of Process and Environmental Engineering, Oulu, Finland.

In addition 17 publications related to R&D of formico® processes and products.

 

Work experience

Vice President, Technology, Chempolis Oy, 2010-

Director of R&D (Process technology), Chempolis Oy, 2007-2010

R&D Manager, Chempolis Oy, 2003-2006 Senior Research Scientist, Chempolis Oy, 2001-2003

R&D Engineer, Chempolis Oy, 1996-2001

Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Oulu, 2001-2003

Researcher, University of Oulu, 1997-2001

Dr. Päivi Rousu

Dr. Päivi Rousu

Vice President, R&D and IPR

born 1972

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Education

Ph.D. (Process eng.) University of Oulu, Finland

M.Sc. (Process eng.) University of Oulu, Finland

 

R&D

Co-inventor in 43 granted patents Rousu, Päivi.

Academic dissertation. Holistic model of a fibrous product of non-wood origin. Oulu 2003, University of Oulu. 203 p.

In addition 20 publications related to R&D of formico® processes and products.

 

Work experience

Vice President, R&D and IPR, Chempolis Oy, 2010-

Director of R&D (Pulp and Paper Applications), Chempolis Oy, 1999-2010

R&D Engineer, Chempolis Oy, 1995-1998

Senior Scientist, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Laboratory of Paper Technology, 2007-2010

Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Oulu, 2003-2005

Researcher, University of Oulu, 1998-2002

 

Board assignments

Vice Member of the Board, Chempolis Oy, 2007-

Member of the Board, Chempolis Oy, 1995-2006

Management Group

Tomi Honkala

Tomi Honkala

President & CEO

born 1975

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Education

M.Sc. (Process Eng.), University of Oulu, Finland

 

Work experience

CEO Chempolis Ltd, Oulu Finland, 2017 – present.

Director, Product Sales and Management,  2016-2017 Valmet Technologies, Inc. Jyväskylä Finland.

Director of Business Unit, 2012-2016 Valmet Paper Technology China Co., Ltd.

Business Development Manager, 2011-2016 Metso Paper China Co., Ltd.

Sales Manager, 2009-/2011 Metso Paper Inc.

Engineering Manager, 2007-2009 Metso Paper Japan Inc.

Product Technology Manager, 2002-2007 Metso Paper Inc.

Product Development Engineer, 2000-2001 Metso Paper Service.

1995-2000 Short term assignments at paper machines and chemical industry in production and maintenance. Employers: UPM-Kymmene, StoraEnso, Eka Chemicals and Omya.

Esa Rousu

Esa Rousu

Senior Advisor, Founder of Chempolis Oy

born 1941

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Education

M.Sc. (Process Eng.), University of Oulu, Finland

 

Positions of trust

Member of Board in Oulu’s Chamber of Commerce, 1980-1985

Member of Advisory Board of Oulu University, 1992-1998

Member of the Finnish Academies of Technology, 1997-

 

Other Board assignments

 

Chairman

Turveruukki Oy (Peat production), 1980-1985

 

Member of Board

Jalander Oy (Shipbroker Co), 1980-1985

 

Work experience

CEO, Chempolis Oy

Director of Oulu Plants, Kemira Oy

Director of Uusikaupunki Plants, Kemira Oy

Director of Kokkola Plant, Kemira Oy

Manager in Siilinjärvi Plant, Kemira Oy

Manager in Harjavalta Plant, Kemira Oy

Various positions in Outokumpu Oyj, Rikkihappo Oy and Veitsiluoto Oy

 

Patents (co-inventor)

Several granted patents

Pasi Rousu

Pasi Rousu

Senior Advisor, Chempolis Asia & Pacific

born 1970

Member of the Board since 1995

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Education

M.Sc. (Process Eng.), University of Oulu, Finland

 

Work experience

President, Chempolis Asia & Pacific, 2010-, Chempolis Oy

Manging Director, 2008-, Chempolis Biorefining Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

CTO, 2007-2010, Chempolis Oy

Director, Technology, 2004-2007, Chempolis Oy

Project manager in JinKang project in China, 2002-2004, Chempolis Oy

Director, Technology, 1999-2006, Chempolis Oy

Research Engineer, 1995-98, Chempolis Oy

 

Patents (co-inventor)

Several granted patents and publications related to formico® processes and products.

Dr. Juha Anttila

Dr. Juha Anttila

Vice President, Technology

born 1971

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Education

Ph.D. (Process eng.) University of Oulu, Finland

M.Sc. (Process eng.) University of Oulu, Finland

 

R&D

Co-inventor in 38 granted patents

Anttila JR (2001) Catalytic Activity of Formic Acid – Application in the Development of Pulping Processes Based on Formic Acid.

Doctoral Thesis. University of Oulu, Department of Process and Environmental Engineering, Oulu, Finland.

In addition 17 publications related to R&D of formico® processes and products.

 

Work experience

Vice President, Technology, Chempolis Oy, 2010-

Director of R&D (Process technology), Chempolis Oy, 2007-2010

R&D Manager, Chempolis Oy, 2003-2006 Senior Research Scientist, Chempolis Oy, 2001-2003

R&D Engineer, Chempolis Oy, 1996-2001

Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Oulu, 2001-2003

Researcher, University of Oulu, 1997-2001

Dr. Päivi Rousu

Dr. Päivi Rousu

Vice President, R&D and IPR

born 1972

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Education

Ph.D. (Process eng.) University of Oulu, Finland

M.Sc. (Process eng.) University of Oulu, Finland

 

R&D

Co-inventor in 43 granted patents Rousu, Päivi.

Academic dissertation. Holistic model of a fibrous product of non-wood origin. Oulu 2003, University of Oulu. 203 p.

In addition 20 publications related to R&D of formico® processes and products.

 

Work experience

Vice President, R&D and IPR, Chempolis Oy, 2010-

Director of R&D (Pulp and Paper Applications), Chempolis Oy, 1999-2010

R&D Engineer, Chempolis Oy, 1995-1998

Senior Scientist, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Laboratory of Paper Technology, 2007-2010

Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Oulu, 2003-2005

Researcher, University of Oulu, 1998-2002

 

Board assignments

Vice Member of the Board, Chempolis Oy, 2007-

Member of the Board, Chempolis Oy, 1995-2006