Pasi Leipälä approached me in October 2012 and asked if I’d be interested in joining Haltian. The plans for the company and the responsibilities that he had in mind seemed interesting and challenging enough so I agreed to join the team, not least to give my wife some rest from my constant pottering around the house.
My educational background is in electrical power engineering (BSc) and telecommunications engineering (MSc). At Haltian I’m responsible for leading the RF team in some projects and acting as an RF consultant in others. I also mentor trainees in their thesis work. I’d say that my biggest asset to this company is my extensive knowledge on and wide experience in different RF systems, which are based on a sixteen-year career on the subject.
I also get to travel in my work, but not so much that it becomes tiring. And if it sometimes does, I can trust my colleagues to get me back in good mood. The company is still relatively small and the organisation flat enough to keep the red tape to minimum: I can easily walk up to the CEO or the chairman of the board if I have something on my mind. Everyone is very driven to make the company succeed.
Lastly, something you might not have expected: I’ve sometimes dabbled in writing code, but let’s keep that just between us so that my reputation as an RF guru isn’t compromised.