PL 37 / Elopellontie 1 G
33470 Ylöjärvi

Company ID: FI24773198

The EPSE team is composed of world class professionals in the field of chemicals, water treatment, international sales, marketing and business development. In addition, EPSE advisors include experts in international commercialization, contract law and various regulations.

Email addresses firstname.lastname@epse.fi (no special characters, e.g. ä,ö)

Contact EPSE Lab Mon – Fri, 8:30-15:30:
+358 50 477 2647 

If you’re not sure who to contact, please use this Contact us form.


Jouni Jääskeläinen

+385 40 752 0530

Jouni has nearly 30 years of experience in the commercialisation, sales and management of innovations. He also has experience in corporate restructuring, the reorganisation of business operations as well as corporate acquisitions and divestments.

Vesa Rissanen

Chief Technical Officer

Vesa has more than 30 years of experience in the development of hydrometallurgical and chemical solutions and their application in separating harmful metals from industrial and mining wastewaters. The result of this extensive research and development work are EPSE’s patents, which solve the environmental problems caused by heavy metals and other metals in a sustainable way.

Vesa is currently on sick leave until further notice, please contact Jouni Jääskeläinen.

Jon Gorschelnik

+358 40 733 9143

Jon has more than 15 years of experience in financial management, most recently as the owner and managing director of an accounting office employing 25 people and as the CEO of a consulting firm specialised in mergers and acquisitions.


Ilpo Viskari

Solution Manager
+358 44 231 4769

Ilpo is responsible for the sales in Finland. He has worked with water chemistry as well as industrial and power plant processes for more than 25 years, and he is also particularly well versed in commercialization. Ilpo has business experience also in the Baltic countries, Poland and Russia.

Yi Fang

Solution Manager
+358 50 487 2243 (Finland)
+86 133 3602 3430 (China)

Yi obtained his MBA Degree in Finland and has over 15 years of experience in commercialisation, international business, sales and management. He has lived and worked in Finland for 22 years, of which 6.5 years working partly in China. Yi is specialized in China business operations, such as market entry and sustainable growth. He is familiar with Chinese market and Finland-China cross country business operations and policies.

Felix Fondem

Director (international operations)
+358 50 569 5688

Felix is in charge of EPSE’s international operations. He has 25 years of experience in international business with multinational industrial, start up and engineering companies in Finland, Baltic countries, Poland, Russia,  South Korea and China among others.

Anni Honkonen, EPSE

Anni Honkonen

Project Coordinator
+358 50 5110910

Anni has a bachelor’s degree in energy and environmental engineering and during and after studying she has gained experience in project and quality management. Besides project management, Anni is responsible for EPSE’s information and EHS management and she is EPSE’s occupational safety and health manager. In addition to these, she assists in field demonstrations of the EPSE technology as needed.

Technical team

Kimmo Hellsten

Site Manager
+358 50 470 9383

Kimmo has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Tampere University of Applied Sciences. He has expertise in lab practices and the security and IT industries. Kimmo is responsible for on-site piloting and his expertise covers building and developing the Mobile EPSE™ pilot units. Kimmo is also Occupational health and safety representative. 

Kari Laine

Technical Manager

Kari has solid experience of leading subcontracts in the engineering sector, power plant and paper industry investments and maintenance projects, as well as more than 20 years of entrepreneurship in the field of technology.

Jukka-Pekka Varis

Site Manager
+358 50 471 0272

J-P is in charge of the planning of pilot projects and on-site test arrangements and the supervision of their implementation. He has decades of experience in the electricity and maintenance sector and he has also worked on electrification and instrumentation planning and adoption. JP is responsible for on-site piloting in cooperation with Kimmo and his expertise covers building and developing the Mobile EPSE™ pilot units. 


Salla Heinonen, EPSE

Salla Heinonen


Contact laboratory +358 50 477 2647  

Salla is a chemist with a major in analytical chemistry and a minor in industrial engineering. She has work experience in industry and mining raw material analytics. Salla’s area of ​​expertise also covers a wide range of different analysis equipment and methods. Salla is responsible for the day-to-day operations of EPSE’s laboratory together with the laboratory technicians.

Svetlina Karkiainen

Laboratory Technician

Contact laboratory +358 50 477 2647  

Svetlina has a degree in bioproduct and process engineering from the Tampere University of Applied Sciences. Svetlina is responsible for the daily work in EPSE Lab together with other laboratory technicians. 

Veera Linna

Laboratory Technician

Contact laboratory +358 50 477 2647  

Veera is a laboratory technician with more than 10 years’ experience in laboratory work varying from neuropathology to treatment of industrial process waters. She has also worked with environmental analytics and with tests of products from metal industry. Veera is familiar with, among others, ICP-OES, XRF- and IR-equipment. Veera is responsible for the daily work in EPSE Lab together with other laboratory technicians. 

Asra Mousavi

Laboratory Technician

Contact laboratory +358 50 477 2647  

Asra has a master’s degree in chemical engineering, majored in water treatment, from Lappeenranta university of technology. She has a deep understanding of numerous water treatment processes, polymer engineering and petrochemical industries. Asra is responsible for the daily work in EPSE Lab together with other laboratory technicians. 

Board of Directors

Timo Rajala

Chair of the Board of Directors

Timo has several decades of experience in management and strategic development in Finnish and international electrical industry as, for instance, the CEO of Pohjolan Voima and chair of the Board of Directors of Teollisuuden Voima.

Juha Niemelä

Member of the Board

Juha has several decades of experience in executive management positions in the Finnish and the international forest industry, including as the CEO of the listed company UPM-Kymmene. He has also worked as chair of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation and the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI). He has the Finnish honorary title of vuorineuvos and holds an M.Sc. in economics. He is also a Doctor of Sciences in Economics and Technology h.c. at the universities of Turku and Lappeenranta.

Jouni Honkavaara

Member and advisor of the Board

Jouni is a Partner and CEO of REACHLaw. He has a long professional and managerial experience in Finance, IT, Industry and Education sectors.

Jouni Jääskeläinen

Member of the Board

See above.

Felix Fondem

Member of the board

See above.

The members of the company’s Board of Directors and its management hold approximately 40% of the company’s share capital either directly or through their companies.


Matti Tarvainen

Advisor (mining industry)

Matti has more than 30 years of experience in executive roles at leading mining technology provider Outotec. He has headed Outotec’s business in a number of countries, most recently for more than a decade in Canada. He provides a significant contribution to the maintenance of international relations and contacts.

Lasse Musakka

Advisor (commercialisation and internationalisation)

Lasse has more than 30 years of experience in executive roles in the international ICT industry, financial sector and start-up technology companies. He has served in various leadership roles involving general management, strategic development, funding, international marketing and the management of strategic partnerships. He is the former CEO of REACHLaw, who developed the company into a global operator providing regulatory services in the chemical industry. He played a key role at REACHLaw when it received the Internationalisation Award of the President of Finland in 2010. Before that, he worked as the deputy CEO of the Helsinki Stock Exchange and as a member of its Board of Directors for a period of several years.

Kristiina Leppänen

Legal Advisor

Kristiina is the founder of Selen Law, a law firm specialised in the energy sector, corporate law, contracts and corporate law, and works as EPSE’s legal advisor in legal and contractual matters. She is an internationally recognised professional in her field and has been ranked by Chambers and Partners in the Energy and Environment class in 2017 and 2018.