2.5.2017 | Company Announcement / Press release
Keliber appoints Pekka Tanskanen as R & D Manager
Pekka Tanskanen has been appointed as R & D Manager of Keliber Oy. He will be responsible for developing cooperation between the company and the research institutes as well as for the planning and implementation of joint development projects, with the purpose to optimize the commercial value of Keliber’s future lithium production. His responsibilities include the development of potential new products and testing of these products in different applications. The job of the R & D Manager is part-time.
Pekka Tanskanen, M.Sc. (Geol.), graduated from University of Oulu, Department of Geology in 1993. Previously he has worked as an ore exploration geologist at Geological Survey of Finland. Since 1998 he has worked as a researcher in the Laboratory of Process Metallurgy, University of Oulu. Starting from 2008 he has also worked as a University Teacher. He has a broad experience in industrial processes and materials, especially in high temperature processing of materials. He has worked as a researcher and research manager in several tens of industrially related research projects concerning development of different parts of metallurgical, mining, and chemicals industry processes. He has been responsible for the project implementation as well as the funding applications for the projects. He has participated in the development of Keliber’s processes already since 2001.
"It's great to have Pekka join us in our team. He has diverse and extensive experience in development projects and the processes development in the mining and chemical industries, which will assist us in the completion of the definite feasibility study and also in the future implementation of our investment in lithium carbonate production," says Mr. Pertti Lamberg, CEO of Keliber Oy.
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2.5.2017 / Keliber Oy