Product Manager

Hanna Mäkinen

“Raute has a great way of making your work multi-disciplinary and interesting”

I started my career at Raute 11 years ago as a Chief Design Engineer. Before that, I had worked as an electrician trainee and product development designer. My current position as Product Manager, Veneer patching offers an excellent vantage point into Raute’s business and operations. I get to be involved in many different phases throughout the project, all the way from supporting sales to designing screw threads and seeing the final product being installed at the customer’s site.

As a Product Manager, I am basically the face of the product and an important contact for the customer. Since I have been part of the project from the very beginning, I know how to respond to most of the customers’ questions and concerns.

My background was originally in mechatronics and machine automation, but over the years I have learned a lot about wood and wood products. I’ve been able to expand my role to managing smaller projects in Canada, for example, and I’m also in charge of giving customers product training in our machinery. Raute has a great way of making your work multidisciplinary and interesting, and I’m sure that’s one of the key reasons why people have such long careers here.


Mechanical Engineer
Started at Raute 2011

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