Our representative in Australia

Introduction of Gateway Norway AS representative in Australia: Mr. Markku Ahonen.

 

I am currently based in Australian with and working for Finflow Pty Ltd (owner) representing companies in different industries in Australia, Singapore, Indonesia. Current clients of Finflow are leading supplier of underwater structure inspections and Global supplier of technology and services for process industries, including mining, oil and gas, construction, pulp and paper, power and other heavy duty industries.

Prior to my current role at Metso Automation, I was responsible for managing the Control Valves, Actuators and Instrumentation Product Centre. Along with my team in Helsinki and in Shanghai, were responsible for supporting 100 M€ annual sales globally. I had a team of Product Managers and Technical Product Managers reporting directly to me. I was also responsible for creating Metso Control Valve’s product strategy in line with Metso Automation’s overall business strategy and growth plan. In this position, I worked closely with customers, key account sales and other organisations including manufacturing, marketing, service, RTD and engineering.

2008-2010 I led Metso Automation’s project team. In that role I gained extensive experience in working with and managing global teams. 2010-2011 as Business Development Manager for Project Unit, I was responsible for the strategic plan for creation of a global Project Unit aligned with Sales and Key Account Management organization´s practices and needs.

During my Project Manager years from 2000 through 2008, I was responsible for the technical and commercial aspects of the project planning, project execution including resource management, risk identification, revenue and cost control, as well as start-up support at customer site. In that role I gained valuable experience in direct customer interface and in management of international teams in Europe, Asia and Latin America. My team were awarded by the Most Successful International Project Team Award of Metso / Endress+Hauser Group in 2003, as recognition of my leadership skills.

Markku Ahonen, 103/90 Wynnum Road, 4170 Norman Park, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

T: +61400750616 / markku.ahonen@icloud.com

CV – Markku Ahonen 2015