About Beneq


Meet our leaders.

Dr. Tommi Vainio

President, Beneq Oy, Finland

Dr. Vainio is an experienced business executive and co-founder of Beneq. Prior to founding Beneq, Dr. Vainio held several technology and business management positions in Nextrom from 1998-2005, last serving in the Group Management Team as a Managing Director for fiber optic cable and optical fiber manufacturing solutions business areas. In Beneq he has served as the CTO of the company from 2005-2012 and has continued thereafter leading Beneq’s equipment business. He received his MSc degree from Tampere University of Technology, Finland (Paper Converting and Polymer Technology, 1991) and Doctor of Technology degree from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland (Polymer Technology, 1996). Dr. Vainio holds special know-how in material science, polymer technology, and international business management.

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Ms. Hanna Osara

Vice President, People and Culture

Ms. Hanna Osara joined Beneq in August 2023. She is an HR professional with 20+ years of experience in scaling fast-growing SMEs’ HR operations and leading corporate HR processes in an MNC. Prior to Beneq, she led HR operations at Canatu and Mobidiag, and worked in a variety of HR roles at Ahlstrom Corporation. Hanna has an extensive international background, having lived for several years in the USA, China, and Europe. Additionally, she has expanded her business acumen through her experience leading the Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, China.

Mr. Sami Sneck

Vice President, Advanced ALD

Mr. Sneck joined the company in 2005, and since then has held various professional and management positions at Beneq, including Product Manager, Application Manager, Director of ALD group, Head of Sales and Head of Asia, in which position he spent two years in Shanghai, China. He received his MSc degree in Chemical Engineering in 2001 from Helsinki University of Technology. Mr. Sneck has special expertise in Atomic Layer Deposition technology and business development. He has also played a vital role in introducing various ALD production concepts and solutions to several industries ranging from jewelry to photovoltaics, electronics, and the semiconductor industry.

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Mr. Pasi Meriläinen

Vice President, Semiconductor ALD

Mr. Aleksi Arva

Vice President, Operations

Mr. Aleksi Arva joined Beneq in 2021. He has over 10 years of experience in lean management and supply chain operations. Prior to Beneq, he led the procurement function at Lassila & Tikanoja. Mr. Arva also has experience working in an international environment within the medical equipment manufacturing industry with KaVo Kerr as a Buyer and Sourcing Manager. He received his M.Eng. degree in Industrial Management from Lappeenranta University of Technology. Today, he is in charge of all of Beneq’s operations, including supply chain.

Mr. Hans Fabritius

Vice President, Life Cycle Services

Mr. Hans Fabritius, joined Beneq in 2021 at Beneq. He has over 25 years of experience in customer service, service business and service operative management in the international high-tech industry. Prior to Beneq he has worked in several Service management and development positions e.g., in Vaisala Corporation and FläktGroup. He graduated from Helsinki Polytechnic in Automation. Currently Mr. Fabritius is responsible for ensuring the high-grade of the Life Cycle Services that Beneq provides for its customers.

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