Stock Exchange release June 28, 2004 10:05:32 AM CET
APPOINTMENTS AT METSO
Eeva Mäkelä appointed Vice President, Investor Relations
M.Sc. (Econ.), CEFA Eeva Mäkelä has been appointed Vice President, Investor Relations, at Metso Corporation. She will be responsible for the management and development of Metso's Investor Relations activities as well as the strengthening of the investor perspective within the Corporation's activities. Eeva Mäkelä was previously Manager, Investor Relations, at Metso. She will continue to report to Executive Vice President, CFO Olli Vaartimo.
Harri Nikunen to head Information Technology and Business Infrastructure
has been appointed Senior Vice President of Metso's Information Technology and Business Infrastructure, effective July 1, 2004. His area of responsibility will encompass the unification and development of IT and telecommunications infrastructure supporting the business functions as well as the business processes associated with the support functions.
Metso's information technology service center and the financial administration service centers will report to Harri Nikunen. He is also Chairman of the Metso IT Management Team, made up of the heads of the business area IT units. Antti Kaunonen who has been heading Metso's IT function, in addition to his duties in Metso Automation, will now focus on his expanded duties within the business area.
Nikunen was previously Senior Vice President, Finance, Metso Minerals, Crushing and Screening business line. In his new position, he will report to Olli Vaartimo.
Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems, as well as know-how and aftermarket services. The Corporation's core businesses are fiber and paper technology (Metso Paper), rock and minerals processing (Metso Minerals) and automation and control technology (Metso Automation). In 2003, Metso's net sales amounted to EUR 4.3 billion. Metso employs more than 26,000 people in more than 50 countries. Metso's shares are listed on the Helsinki and New York stock exchanges.