Vesa Laisi is President of Danfoss Drives, which is part of the Danish Danfoss Group and manufactures AC drives, and he is also a member of Danfoss Group Executive Team. For 15 years, he was President and CEO of Vacon Plc, which was integrated to Danfoss in 2015.
The AC drive and inverter manufacturer Vacon, and later Danfoss Drives, is one of the success stories of the Vaasa energy cluster. Laisi holds Master of Science in both Economics and Engineering.
The University is acknowledging Vesa Laisi's long-term and successful career in the field of automation and electrical engineering. Laisi has developed the business in the industry in different companies both internationally and in Finland. Danfoss is a partner company of the University of Vaasa. Both Vacon and later Danfoss have done long-term collaboration with the University of Vaasa in different ways in the field of research, teaching, and societal interaction.