Innovative steel
for a better engineered future

Meet our employees

What is it like to work for Ovako? Meet some of our employees in different areas and hear what they say.

Anneli Anhelm, Head of technical customer services and product development

Meet Anneli Anhelm, head of technical customer service and product development, who tried out a number of opportunities before she knew what she wanted to work with.

Developing the steel products of the future

Janne Pirttijoki, Head of Ovako Imatra

Janne Pirttijoki found his place in the steel industry immediately after graduation, and has now been working with steel for over 20 years. The diversity of the sector has given him broad experience in various fields, which he can now draw on as head of the Ovako Imatra business unit.

An industry with many opportunities

Johnny Vilonen, Scrap grader

Johnny Vilonen faces a new management role. He currently works full time at the Smedjebacken scrap yard, but will soon take over from his boss, who is retiring.

Still have a lot left to learn

Kari Välimaa, Group Technical Specialist. Advancement in continuous casting

When Kari Välimaa was appointed Group Technical Specialist a few years ago, he was the first at Ovako with that role. As a specialist, he has developed cooperation with other units in the group, identified better working practices, smoother processes, and improved the steel grades.

Specialist in continuous development

Viktor Dahlqvist, Section manager at Ovako in Hofors

Viktor Dahlqvist’s first task at Ovako resulted in investment of 30 million. He was also still a student, a newcomer to steel, and pretty nervous. He talks about getting a significant role from day one, creating his own agenda, and about his current job as head of section.

Self-motivated problem solver



If you are interested in working at Ovako, please see all our vacancies here.