Technical Consulting

Consultation services for businesses within the interconnection technology and circuit board technology sectors

Technical consulting tackles challenges in your organisation’s operations and production processes. I have ability to train, evaluate, and lead global teams and multi-site engineering/ manufacturing organizations while improving processes, costs, efficiency, and quality utilizing world class lean techniques. However, each customer and challenge is different, so I always tailor my consulting services for each organisation. Get in touch and let’s discuss your company’s situation!

  • Are you looking for an optimized technology solution?
  • Or new customers for your technology?

My over 30 years of expertise and know-how are available to you, covering a variety of sectors from technology selections and evaluations to technical challenges, from product design to solutions and designing production, not forgetting reliability and environmental questions. My vast network is available to you so that I can help you find the correct contacts as needed (business leads). 

I work as an expert in international organisations, specifically ones that use interconnection techniques and circuit board technology in their production. I have worked with similar tasks in international companies within this sector for more than 30 years; the past 10 years in Asia. I am an experienced specialist for your specialty sector.

Tarja Rapala-Virtanen

Technology Professional in Interconnection Technology (PCB) focused on providing cost-effective technical solution that works for the next generation high quality products. Mentoring, advising and educating the technical experts in PCB technology and fabrication to help them understand and improve their new products, processes and technologies. Supporting company growth strategies and market leadership by new or improved technology solutions that empower end users experience.

I have published several technical articles and conference papers in international conferences organized by IPC, EIPC, IMAPS, IEEE around the world. I have given lessons in PCB technology in Finnish technical Universities as invited guest. Now actively involved in EIPC, The European Institute for the PCB Community to organize technical conferences in Europe and take part in road mapping and standardization activities.

At the Electronic Circuit World Convention 8 (ECWC8) in Tokyo in 1999 and at the ECWC9 in Cologne in 2002, I received the “Best Paper Award” for outstanding work and communication about advanced technology development in future PCB technology. 2006 I received outstanding paper award from Emerald LiteratiNetwork.

Key Competencies

Customer-oriented Technology Know-how

  • From Development to Industrialization
  • Quality and Environmental Technology

Knowledge of Technology Strategy

  • Comprehensive experience in all key PCB processes and technologies
  • Technology roadmap creation

Leading a Global Engineering Teams

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Interpersonal and teambuilding skills

Personal Profile

Experienced specialist in a multicultural global organization

  • Social intelligence globally
  • Cultural sensitivity to enable effectivity and results

Goal oriented management

  • Technical marketing
  • Technical knowledge and negotiation skills
  • Ability to link activities to customer needs
  • Global network

Result and quality-oriented

  • Systematic approach with high standard

Versatile presentation skills

Strong language skills

Contact Information

Tarja Rapala-Virtanen
Email /
Mobile +358 40 500 2419

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