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director , Engineering educator

Pekka Antero Kess, Finnish university director, engineering educator. Licensed professional engineer; Achievements include fluency or basics in Finnish, English, Swedish, German. Recipient research award Oulun Yliopiston Tukisäätiö, 1977, Tekniikan Edistämissäätiö, 1977, Tauno Tönningin säätiö, 1978, Walter Ahlströminimum säätiö, 1986, Jenny ja Antti Wihurin rahasto, 1986.

Background

Kess, Pekka Antero was born on March 9, 1952 in Rauma, Finland. Son of Veikko and Kyllikki (Haapalainen) Kess.

Education

Master of Science in Process Engineering, University Oulu, Finland, 1976; Master of Science in Computer Science, University Oulu, Finland, 1991; Doctor of Engineering Oulu, Finland, 1992.

Career

Research assistant Academy Finland University Oulu, 1976-1977, 78-79. Software engineer Wismer & Becker Contracting Engineers, Sacramento, 1977-1978. Research engineer Oulu (Finland) Research Laboratory Kemira Oy, 1979-1980, electronic data processing project manager Oulu, Siilinjärvi, Helsinki, Finland, 1980-1983.

Production planning consultant L&K Fertilizers Limited, Saxilby, England, 1983-1984. Automation engineer Kemira Oy, Oulu Works, Finland, 1984-1985. Senior design automation engineer steel division Rautaruukki Oy, Raahe, Finland, 1986-1987, project manager transtech division Oulu, Finland, 1988-1989.

President, Chief Executive Officer identification system IDESCO, Finland, 1989-1991. Project manager continuing education center University Oulu, Finland, 1991-1994, associate professor industrial engineering, management Finland, director continuing education center Finland, since 1996. Senior specialist, system group head Commodity Credit Corporation Software Professionals Oy, Oulunsalo, Finland, 1992-1995.

Associate professor industrial engineering, management University Oulu, Finland, 1981-1983, 88-89, 96-97. Supervisor Master of Science thesis work, University Oulu, 1995-1997, Master of Business Administration thesis work, 1995-1997. Referee, opponent Philosophy Doctor dissertations, 1994-1997.

Board directors executive Master of Business Administration progressive for forest industry, Findland, 1995-1997. Board directors, chairman professional development progressive Industrial Purchasing, Finland, since 1995, professional development progressive International Software Product Business, 1995-1996, Oulu software training progressive, Finland, since 1996, Synergy, Finland, since 1997. Evaluator applicants for academy positions Helsinki (Finland) University of Technology, 1995, Chydennius Institute, Finland, 1996, Kuopio University, Finland, 1996, Vaasa University, Finland, 1997.

Board directors, vice chairman professional development progressive Bio Technology, Finland, since 1996. Member, vice chairman training committee Oulu Chamber of Commerce, since 1996. Member central board, chairman training committee ProElectronica project, Finland, since 1996.

Achievements

  • Licensed professional engineer. Achievements include fluency or basics in Finnish, English, Swedish, German.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Control of the Granulation Process of a Lime Kiln and the Optimization of the Rotational Speed, 1976, Hierachical Systems: Theory and Methodology, 1979, Escort Memories and the Logistics, 1990, Escort Memories: Techniques, Products and Applications of Automatic Identification, 1991. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals. Researcher, developer, evaluator in field.

Membership

Member Finnish Automation Society, Institute Management (England), Logistics Society Finland, Data Processing Association Finland, Revontuliryhmä Railway.

Connections

Married Annukka Oiva-Kess, 2007. Children: Vesa, Ville, Riku, Reina.

father:
Veikko

mother:
Kyllikki (Haapalainen) Kess

child:
Vesa Kess

child:
Ville Kess

child:
Riku Kess

child:
Reina Kess