Vaisala, Head of Aviation for Strategy and Business Development
Mr. Tapio Haarlaa is an expert on aviation weather and has in-depth understanding of the impact of weather on airport operations. He holds a M.Sc. in Meteorology and started his career in aviation meteorology for over 15 years ago, working as a weather observer and aviation meteorologist. In his thesis, Haarlaa studied ways to improve aircrafts’ de-icing operations with enhanced local weather measurements. Since then, he has worked with various aviation weather applications and in different leadership positions in Vaisala Group.
Haarlaa currently is responsible for Vaisala’s strategy and business development activities in aviation. The role includes, for example, supporting acquisitions and activities in business acceleration within the acquired businesses and technologies.
Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. Building on over 80 years of experience, Vaisala contributes to a better quality of life by providing a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services for chosen weather-related and industrial markets.
Vaisala is member of the Global UTM Association.