Vesa Erolainen appointed as Metso's Chief Information Officer

Vesa Erolainen appointed as Metso's Chief Information Officer

Vesa Erolainen appointed as Metso's Chief Information Officer

Metso Corporation's press release on April 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. EET

Vesa Erolainen (BSc Eng, MBA) has been appointed Metso's Chief Information Officer (CIO), reporting to CFO Eeva Sipilä. He has a long and successful career within information technology, latest serving as the CIO of Pöyry and before that in CIO and other IT Leadership positions in Myllykoski and UPM. Metso's previous CIO Pirkka Penttinen is leaving Metso on his own initiative.

"I am delighted to welcome Vesa Erolainen to Metso. We have an exciting new phase starting in our IT development. We continue to develop our systems and internal capabilities to provide scale and efficiency for Metso while focusing on alignment with our business goals and specifically the successful implementation of Metso's digital strategy," states CFO Eeva Sipilä.

Vesa Erolainen's start date at Metso will be agreed separately.

Metso is a world leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. We help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability by using our unique knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.

Our products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our customers are supported by a broad scope of services and a global network of over 80 service centers and about 6,000 services professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

Metso is listed on the NASDAQ Helsinki Ltd, Finland, and had sales of about EUR 2.6 billion in 2016. Metso employs over 11,000 persons in more than 50 countries. Expect results., 

For further information, please contact:
Eeva Sipilä, CFO, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 4843010

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, Email: