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business executive

Matti KANKAANPAA, business executive. Board of directors 1978-1982, President, and Chief Operating Officer 1980-1982.

Background

Kankaanpaa, Matti was born on November 6, 1927 in Jyvaskyla, Finland. Son of Eemil and Aino Amanda (Hakkinen) Kankaanpaa.

Education

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Technology, 1951.

Career

Design engineer Wartsila, Helsinki, 1950—1956. Staff engineer Beloit Corporation, Wisconsin, 1957—1963. Project manager Jaakko Poyry & Company, Helsinki, 1971—1979, president, since 1980, chairman, chief executive officer, since 1983.

Board directors confederation Finnish Industries, since 1985. Chairman Federation Finnish Metal and Engineering Industries, since 1985.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for paper machines.

Membership

Board of directors 1978-1982, President, and Chief Operating Officer 1980-1982.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, tennis, golf.

Connections

Married Olga Iris Verio, June 22, 1952. Children: Jarmo, Heidi, Kai.

father:
Eemil Kankaanpaa

mother:
Aino Amanda (Hakkinen) Kankaanpaa

spouse:
Olga Iris Verio

children:
Jarmo Kankaanpaa

Heidi Kankaanpaa

Kai Kankaanpaa