“Five for five” with Chris Caiazzo

May 29, 2023

Chris might not share the secret recipe to his mother’s spaghetti sauce, but if you are ever in the state of Maine, he can introduce you to some of the best spots for a relaxing nature experience. Get to know Chris Caiazzo in the first of our series titled: “Five for five”, where we ask five quick questions to five of our nonwoven’s colleagues located across the world.

Five for five with Chris Caiazzo

Chris has always been interested in technology being a Marine Engineer by training with a concentration in Nuclear Power Generation. Based in Biddeford, Maine, USA, he started his career at Valmet 23 years ago but ventured out for 8 years exploring different fields of work before returning “home” to Valmet in April 2022. Today he is responsible for the Sales and Applications teams for nonwovens globally and Valmet’s through air drying (TAD) products.

What he likes most with his role today is bringing various groups together and working with customers to find the best Valmet solutions.  Chris is motivated by his definition of success – working together to find mutually beneficial outcomes whether it is between the Valmet organization and our customers or between teammates and colleagues.

1. Describe working at Valmet in one word?


2. What was your childhood dream?

To become an Astronaut because I grew up in the Star Wars generation and I really enjoyed science fiction.

3. Favorite dish?

My mother’s spaghetti sauce is so special to me, but you would have to try it to understand.  It is comfort food and makes you feel happy and it’s from my mom, come on…

4. Biggest challenge in your role?

Motivating people to do more with less

5. What do you like to do when you are not working?

I enjoy casual hiking and biking and there are many great trails in my area. I like to spend time in nature as much as possible as I find it calming and relaxing compared to my normal pace of life. In the summer I would recommend anyone to take a trip to Bradbury Mountain in Pownal, Maine. 


Chris is a fan of casual hiking and likes to explore trails in his home area

Chris with his colleagues Marco and Leo on a business trip to Italy


“Five for five” with the Nonwovens Team

The Valmet nonwovens team members hold various positions and are located across the world. In this series we welcome you to get to know five of our colleagues by reading their answers to five quick questions.