Jari Randell is among the highest regarded district energy experts in Finland. During his career Mr. Randell has had a significant role in the development of flow control solutions for smart district energy and building networks in Finland and worldwide. Mr. Randell began his career as an HVAC designer and was the one to introduce to the market balancing valves commonly used today in Scandinavian building networks. Since 1990, he has led the international expansion of Vexve Ltd., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of valves and hydraulic control solutions specifically designed for district energy. In his current role Mr. Randell is developing the next generation of valve and actuator solutions used in district energy networks of tomorrow. He is also chairman of Finnish Armature Association.