The Board of Chempolis Oy has appointed M.Sc. Tomi Honkala as new CEO of Chempolis Oy. He will start in his new position on May 1, 2017. Honkala transfers to his new position from managerial sales position from Valmet Paper business line. Tomi has various experience in sales, business development and piloting new products in customer interface at Valmet and Metso in Finland and Asia.

“This year’s target for Chempolis is to ensure and execute first commercial projects and after that  invest in research and first-class project implementation in addition to business growth.  Tomi Honkala’s strong experience in sales and project business operations combined with Chempolis’ current expert organization’s deep and unique know-how in formico® biorefinery technology creates excellent conditions to achieve these goals. Tomi Honkala is excellent person to lead this company in its current state and create foundation for future growth.”: says Heli Antila, Chairman of the Board of Chempolis.

“I am very impressed about the opportunities that Chempolis Oy’s biorefinery technology can offer. With this technology our customer’s paypack time to biorefineries will be very attractive. I am looking forward co-operation with Chempolis’ experts, interest groups and customers.“ comments Tomi Honkala.

After Tomi’s nomination, founder partner Esa Rousu continues as advisor for the company. Esa says: “Company is now moving after long development phase to new strong growth phase. Now it is right time to strengthen the organization for new growth challenges. ”

“Esa with other founder partners has developed unique biomass fractionating technology, which enables making of many different bioproducts. I and the Board are very happy that Esa and other founder partners will continue at Chempolis and enable with their strong know-how and experience the future success together with Tomi,” summarizes Heli Antila.

More information:

Heli Antila, Chairman of the Board

Chempolis Oy, +358 40 5717188