Aleksi Salmirinne Industryn uusi johtaja

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Aleksi Salmirinne starting as the new Senior Vice President for Insta’s Industry business in August

Aleksi Salmirinne, selected as the new head of the Industry business area at the diversified technology company Insta, is starting in his position in early August.

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Aleksi Salmirinne, selected as the new head of the Industry business area at the diversified technology company Insta, is starting in his position in early August. Mr. Salmirinne, who has been working for years at large international industrial companies, will be responsible for Insta’s Industry business area, reporting to the CEO Tapio Kolunsarka and will also be joining the group’s Management Team.

During his career, Mr. Salmirinne has worked at Valmet and Metso in Finland and China. He joins Insta after working as VP of Energy at Valmet.

- I am extremely excited about this new position and the opportunity to join Insta’s growing team. Insta has a good reputation as a company, healthy values, and a strong culture of performance. This position and industry offer me an interesting new challenge and learning opportunity. I see a bright and positive future for Insta Industry due to its firm foundation and growing market, Aleksi Salmirinne says.

Vision and experience to speed up future growth

According to Insta’s CEO Tapio Kolunsarka, having Aleksi join Insta to lead the Industry business and speed up future growth is a wonderful opportunity. - Aleksi has strong people leadership skills, which will be key for strengthening future growth. He also brings with him experience in the energy industry, project business, financial control, and leading large organizations.

In 2024, Insta expects its net sales to grow and for profitability to remain at a good level. Insta’s growth will be propelled forward by the existing in-house product development projects such as tailor-made, strong data encryption devices, Finland’s NATO membership, the new purchases made by the Finnish Defence Forces in order to improve performance, and the Finnish industry’s investments in the green transition.

International partner for industry

Insta is an independent Finnish family company and a front-runner and reliable partner for its customers in the fields of industry, defence, software consulting, and cyber security. People, competence, and sustainability are the foundations of culture in the company that focuses on making life more secure for Finns. The year 2023 was a year of records for Insta. Net sales grew by more than 13% and accelerated to a new record of EUR 173.9 million. At the same time, it was Insta’s thirteenth consecutive year of growth.

Net sales for the Insta Industry business area, which focuses on services for industrial automation, electrification, and digitalization, amounted to EUR 94.6 million, an increase of 8.5% compared to the previous year. Its share of the entire group’s net sales was 54%. The know-how of this increasingly international and diversified company is being utilized in more than 50 countries.

Résumé – Aleksi Salmirinne
born in 1983
M.Sc. (Eng.), Industrial Engineering (2008)


VP, Energy, 2022-Present
VP, Pulp & Energy, China, 2021-2022
Director, Project Execution and Engineering, China, 2019-2021
Director, Project Management Support, 2016-2019
Director, Delivery Operations Management Office, 2015-2016


Controller of Project Execution and Project Manager, 2012-2015
Controller of Project Execution, 2009-2012
Other positions, 2007-2009

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