"Volunteer tasks have been extremely important in keeping me updated in the electrostatic field. Participation enhances the real social networking which is essential in electrostatics for independent service providers."
Toni Viheriaekoski began his electrostatic career while employed by Nokia Networks between 1986 and 2007. Toni established a calibration and electrostatics laboratory services for Nokia. Toni completed his technical supervisor studies in information technology in 1994. He was a chair of measuring methods working group of Finnish STAHA (electrostatics control) technology program in 2001 and 2002. He received iNARTE ESD Engineer certification in 2004.
Toni transferred to Nokia Siemens Networks from Nokia in April 2007 where he continued his work as an electrostatics specialist and senior sourcing engineer until he moved on to his own company, Cascade Metrology, which was previously established in 2005. Currently his principal occupation is as a senior electrostatics specialist. He is working in the field of electrostatics and ESD risk analysis for electronics, automotive and chemical industries.
Toni has written more than 20 publications related to electrostatics or ESD. He has been a chair of Finnish STAHA Association since 2006. He is a member of Finnish Standardization Committee SK101 and WG5 of IEC TC101.
Toni is married and his wife is also a board member of Cascade Metrology.
In 1984, Toni got a glider pilot license and since that time soaring has become an important part of his life. He has been a gliding instructor since 1992, sharing his passion with other enthusiasts. Unfortunately soaring is time consuming and electrostatics has slowly taken most of his free time. "It might be fascinating to combine flying and electrostatics – excluding thunderstorms and lightning of course".
Toni has served on the Technical Program Committee for the EOS/ESD Symposium. He has been an author or co-author of eight EOS/ESD symposium papers. He is also participating in technical work in ESDA working groups.