M.Sc., MBA Jari Salminen has been appointed President of Maintpartner's Productivity and Digital Solutions business line starting on 13 August 2018. Significant growth is sought for the business, whose spearhead is the predictive MP INtelligence analytics that monitors the plant processes online and detects threatening defects before the plant's own systems. The unit also implements dynamic predictive maintenance solutions.
Salminen has a strong international background in the development of IoT-based solutions, business and customer relationships. He is currently responsible for Software AG's international IoT sales and business development and has previously held similar positions in, for example, Cumulocity GmbH and Vodafone.
"Jari has a good understanding of the industry's needs for holistic digital solutions and a solid experience and network that are a definite advantage in his new position," says Maintpartner Group’s CEO Pasi Tolppanen. "I believe that he together with our competent team will strongly take forward both MP INtelligence and our other digital and productivity services business."
"Exploitation of data is one of the hottest trends, and a large number of industrial companies are also investing in IoT solutions for real-time data collection," says Jari Salminen. "The challenge is how to utilise the collected data in business. I believe Maintpartner has a solution for this. Combining Artificial Intelligence and machine learning based technology with Maintpartner's industrial know-how enables the data utilisation and business value creation quickly. I am excited to be involved in developing the business forward."
Until Salminen takes up his position, Maintpartner's Productivity and Digital Solutions business is led by Otto Tarkiainen, who supports Salminen for the time being.
Salminen's office will be located at Maintpartner's head office in Espoo.
Pasi Tolppanen, CEO, Maintpartner Group