blog Meet some of us: Maria, Product Area Manager Share Working at Vaisala “Many things have changed over the years, but the enthusiastic attitude towards our work and the challenges we get to solve has not.” Already during my studies in the late 90’s at the Helsinki University of Technology – now part of Aalto University – I had the chance to visit Vaisala during a student excursion. The technical excellence, academic atmosphere, international clientele, passion towards high quality products, and of course the fascinating cleanroom made an impact on me already at the time. Then, a few years after graduation I applied for a position and started to work for Vaisala. I was younger back then, 15 years younger than I am today to be exact. It sounds like a long time, but as they say, time flies when you are having fun! During these 15 years, I have had the chance to see new things being developed constantly. Many things in Vaisala have changed over the years, but the enthusiastic attitude towards our work and the challenges we get to solve has not. One of the things I have always loved about my work is that I get to meet professionals from so many different industries and walks of life. I frequently get to visit our different offices and meet our talented, dedicated people in Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, and Boston, for example. I have had the chance to learn and interact with customers from the wineries in Napa Valley to the big pharmaceutical companies in Philadelphia, from the greenhouses in the Finnish countryside to the semi-conductor equipment manufacturing in Japan. It is truly inspiring to meet people that are enthusiastic about their work, no matter what their business! I have worked with Vaisala’s industrial products during my entire career here, and within that business area I have worked in various roles. Currently I lead a team of product managers and experts in Vaisala’s Industrial Measurements. It is a privilege to be a part of this very driven, experienced and innovative team. As we are in the center of Vaisala’s R&D and drive the product and sensor development for new instruments, our team gets to do work with meaning and high impact. It is exciting but also a huge responsibility to be part of the group that designs the future of the company. I recommend Vaisala as an employer for anyone interested in cutting edge technology and products that save energy and improve people’s lives on a daily basis in all corners of the world. It is exhilarating to be around such bright and intelligent people at our office in Vantaa and beyond!