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Engineering educator

Veikko Heikki Orpana, Finnish engineering educator. Recipient White Rose of Finland President Republic of Finland, 1988. Fellow: International Foundation for Production Research (chairman 12th international conference production research 1993, editor conference proceedings); member: Association University Professors Finland.

Background

Orpana, Veikko Heikki was born on January 9, 1929 in Tammisaari, Finland. Son of Heikki and Helvi Edit (Siren) Orpana.

Education

Bachelor of Science in economics, School of Economics, 1952; Master of Science, Helsinki U., 1952; Doctor of Philosophy, Montan U., Leoben, Austria, 1971.

Career

Department head, Granges Oxelosund Steel Works, Oxelosund, Sweden, 1961-1964; department head, Rautaruukki Steel Works, Helsinki, Finland, 1964-1966; chief engineering, Granges Steel, Oxelosund, Sweden, 1966-1978; professor, Lappeenranta (Finland) U. Technology, 1978-1992; professor emeritus, Lappeenranta (Finland) U. Technology, 1992. Chairman Nordtek, Copenhagen, 1982-1992.

Membership

Fellow: International Foundation for Production Research (chairman 12th international conference production research 1993, editor conference proceedings). Member: Association University Professors Finland.

Connections

Married Inga Lisa Matilda Torstensson, June 25, 1955. Children: Lena, Karin Bark, Lisa Flawn Orpana, Kerstin Strand.

father:
Heikki Orpana

mother:
Helvi Edit (Siren) Orpana

spouse:
Inga Lisa Matilda Torstensson

children:
Kerstin Strand Orpana

Lena Orpana

Karin Bark Orpana

Lisa Flawn Orpana