Press release August 4, 2011 01:15:00 PM CET

Metso Paper and Fiber Technology's new organization

"Working as one to be number one in pulp and paper"

Metso Corporation's press release on August 4th, 2011 at 2:15 p.m. local time

 

Metso's Paper and Fiber Technology segment (PFT) will have a new organization. From October 1, 2011, PFT will comprise geographical areas and global businesses: the areas will be North America, South America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), China and Asia Pacific and the business lines will be Paper, Fiber and Services.

"The new organization is essential for putting PFT's new strategy into effect. With these arrangements we can work effectively as one to strengthen our position as supplier of the most competitive technology and services for the pulp and paper industry globally," says Pasi Laine, President of PFT.

"By strengthening our area operations we can get closer to our customers and be able to serve the pulp and paper industry even better. With the new, dedicated Services business line we can offer a full range of services from one organization, enabling the other businesses to focus on providing even more competitive ranges of capital products."

 

Appointments

 

Jari Vähäpesola, head of Paper business line
Mikael Sundqvist, acting head of Fiber business line
Jukka Tiitinen, head of Services business line

 

Bill Bohn, acting head of North America
Celso Tacla, head of South America
Hannu Mälkiä, head of EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)
Jari Koikkalainen, head of China and coordination of Asia Pacific.

 

PFT's support functions will continue to be:
Finance, HR, IT and now also the Legal function, headed by Kari Saarinen
Strategic and Operation development, headed by Mikko Siiteri
Marketing and Communications, headed by Ilkka Hiirsalmi
Quality and Environment, headed by Kari Karhama
IPR and Technology coordination, headed by Jouko Yli-Kauppila

 

Effective date

 

The effective date for the new organization and the appointments is October 1, 2011.

 

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

 

For further information for the press, please contact:

 

Pasi Laine, President, Paper and Fiber Technology, Metso, tel. +358 40 562 4339