Hämäläinen - A Senior Paper Industry Professional - Pyhtää, Finland

Markku Hämäläinen

Pyhtää, Finland


A Senior Paper Industry Professional


As a highly accomplished senior management professional, I have led successful business turnarounds, as well as operations and production process redevelopments throughout my career. Expert in the role of change agent, I led overall manufacturing operations improvements that enhanced efficiency, increased business development and drove profitability. Target-oriented and determined, I never give up before meeting assigned goals. Having redeveloped product portfolio offerings through new material introductions, provided in-depth analysis in support of business acquisitions, and optimized production team and equipment performance, my capacity for comprehensive production leadership has established me as a leader in strategy and execution.

With demonstrated abilities in strategic analysis, project management, communication, supplier management and relationship management, I am confident that I will deliver superior results for your organization. As I know that paper industry needs input from other businesses, I am sure that I can bring along some good ideas and views from international paper industry also to other line of businesses, if needed.

Work History

Managing Director

Markham Charta Oy

From November 2012

A private consulting firm doing operations efficiency improvements, paper/board quality upgrades, acquisiton projects, feasibility studies, ...

COO, Geschäftsfuhrer

Papierfabrik Scheufelen GmbH

May 2011 - November 2012

Geschäftsfuhrer/COO is in charge of P&L, strategy, production, product development, maintenance, energy, R&D, HR, Technical customer service, production planning, environmental issues and safety. Continuous improvement and Six Sigma-type of approach was also introduced. The mill has about 700 employees and a 230 MEUR turnover.

Managing Director/COO

Papierfabrik Scheufelen GmbH

March 2009 - November 2012

A paper company producing CWF with ca. 220 MEur turnover. Efficiency improvements, production volume increase, cost cutting, organizational developement and conversion to other paper/board grade.

Werksleiter, COO

Papierfabrik Scheufelen GmbH

January 2009 - January 2011

Papierfabrik Scheufelen makes 300 000 t/a coated woodfree papers, both std and Premiums. Werksleiter or Chief Operating Officer is in charge of the production, maintenance, R&D, energy, safety, environment, product development and technical customer service.

Managing Director

Markham Charta Oy

August 2008 - August 2008

Markham Charta Oy is a one man's consulting firm specialized in paper industry projects, planning and executing efficiency improvement projects, organizational improvement projects, aquisition project studies, feasibility studies, product development studies, etc.

Operations Director

Tervakoski Oy

January 2006 - January 2008

Tervakoski is making various specialty paper grades and the job of Operations Director was to increase the production efficiency, improve the maintenance procedures and development the organization and simplifise the wages policy.

R&D Director

StoraEnso, Corbehem Mill, France

January 2004 - January 2007

R&D Directors job at Corbehem was directly linkd to production efficiency and volume increase, product quality and profitability enhancement projects.

Development Manager, Anjala Mill

Stora Enso

January 1997 - January 2004

Paper Technologist

UK Paper Ltd.

January 1994 - January 1997

Production Manager, Anjala Mill

Stora Enso

January 1990 - January 1994

Qualifications & Certifications


Lappeenrant University of Technology


Helsinki University of Technology


Lappeenrannan teknillinen yliopisto

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