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Jukka Raatikainen is the CEO and founder of Ima Engineering Ltd. Jukka has graduated as a physicist (MSc.) from Eastern University of Finland in 1982 from department of applied physics. Jukka has over 30 years of experience in mining and mining relatetd technologies. Jukka‘s technical ambition has led him to develop innovative sensor solutions for minerals on-line analysis with the objective to improveing materials processing in exploration and in mining.
Ilpo is the Chairman of the Board, Ima Engineering, with a demonstrated history of working in the mining technology and mining services industry. He has extensive experience in International Sales, Mining, Engineering, Strategic Planning, and Business Development. He graduated (MSc. Mining Engineering) from the Helsinki University of Technology.
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Jukka has been with IMA for more than 12 years. He graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology as a mining and technology engineer. Jukka has also worked as a research engineer in Helsinki University of Technology and he also has long experience in international high technology manufacturing from Nokia. In IMA, he is responsible of IMA’s global customer, research projects, ongoing customer service, and support management.
Matti has been managing system delivery projects and developing organizational capabilities within the company in co-operation with personnel and partners since March 2021. He graduated as a physicist (MSc.) from Eastern University of Finland in 1985 from department of applied physics. Matti has extensive experience in working with SMEs and large corporations within medical technology, metal industry and for regional development projects. He has held roles of e.g. an entrepreneur, vice president, managing director, R&D manager, marketing manager, etc.
Ville has an academic background in engineering. He is passionate about the business side of things, which is extremely rewarding and challenging at the same time. He was involved in IMA Engineering in the beginning. Then, he tested the entrepreneurial path for a few years. He rejoined the company at the beginning of 2023 and is in charge of sales and marketing.
Zahra graduated with Master’s degree from Sharif University of Technology specialized in avionic sensors and aerospace structures. She has been working as a project manager at IMA, in international projects to test and secure compliance with customer contracts. Zahra has extensive knowledge of IMA’s products and in particular she is responsible for installing and calibrating them.
Damith completed his BSc specializing in Mineral Processing in 2019 from the Uva Wellassa University Sri Lanka, and then followed the Master’s Program of Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining at the University of Oulu. With three years of experience in R&D of chemical waste tailing management in the gold industry, Damith is working as a Research Engineer on R&D of IMA analyzer systems, and the development and testing for mining conditions.
Bringing forth more than two decades of comprehensive experience across various communication channels including radio, TV, newspapers, online content creation, and marketing, Lauri has effectively overseen the implementation of CRM and marketing automation systems. Playing an instrumental role in the rebranding initiative, Lauri successfully launched IMA Engineering’s inaugural newsletter. Currently, he assumes a pivotal position responsible for steering the realms of marketing and communication.