Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Tuomo Pirinen is the Product and Applications Manager for Sandvik Surface Drilling, based in Sandvik Tampere site in Finland. He joined Sandvik in 2007 and has held several expert and management positions in rock drills and drilling equipment product management, R&D and product support. Currently he is responsible for Sandvik’s digital and automation offering in Surface Drilling. In addition to commercial and product development duties, he focuses on the study of surface drilling applications and provides expertise and support for Sandvik’s customers and staff.
Prior to joining Sandvik, Tuomo worked as a research scientist at Tampere University of Technology in Tampere, Finland from where he took the MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science in 2002 and 2009, respectively. He has also worked as a research visitor at the International Computer Science Institute at University of California, Berkeley. Tuomo has also taken a shot-firer’s license in Finland.
Tuomo has three teenage sons, with whom he spends most of his time. In his spare time, Tuomo loves taking part in outdoor activities or attempting to find a decent groove on his drum kit.