Valmet Appoints Rocky Matuska to Vice President, Services, North America

Rocky Matuska

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Valmet has announced the appointment of Rocky Matuska as Vice President, Services, North America. Matuska’s appointment will become effective on August 1, 2024.

In his new role, Matuska will be responsible for leading and managing all Valmet Services operations in North America. He will also become a member of the North America Area Management Team (AMT).

Matuska is currently Director, Sales & Technology, Paper and Board, North America Capital Business at Valmet. He is based in Valmet’s Beloit, WI, facility and will remain there following his appointment. He will succeed Kari Lindberg, Sr. Vice President, Services, North America, who will retire in early 2025. 

Matuska holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and has over 30 years of experience in the pulp and paper industry. His proven track record of success in the industry includes engineering positions for Beloit Corporation and PMP Americas. Matuska also played an integral role in integrating the small and medium-size equipment (SMM) business into the Valmet North America portfolio.

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries. Our 17,500 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day.

The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. In 2022, a major milestone was achieved when the flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. Valmet’s net sales in 2022 were approximately EUR 5.1 billion. 

Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.