Appointments in Valmet Corporation

Published Sept 09, 1999 00.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Corporation’s largest business area is Fiber and Paper Technology. It was formed by combining the former Valmet Corporation’s paper technology operations with Rauma Corporation’s Sunds Defibrator business, and established as the new Valmet Corporation, on 1 July 1999.

The following appointments have become effective on 1 July 1999:

Mr Juhani Pakkala has been appointed President, Valmet Corporation. His former position was President, Valmet Inc., in the United States.

The Valmet Corporation Head Office is located in Jyväskylä, Finland, and comprises the following operations: Finance and administration, Senior Vice President, Mr Kari Littunen. Human resources, Senior Vice President, Ms Hilkka Alatalo-Korpi. Marketing and communications, Senior Vice President, Mr Leo Allo. Research and technology development, Senior Vice President, Mr Reima Kerttula. Strategic development, Senior Vice President, Mr Juhani Kyytsönen. Legal matters, Senior Vice President, Mr Henrik Bergendahl and Senior Vice President, Ms. Erica Aminoff. Coordination of Resources, Senior Vice President, Mr Martti Karttunen. They all report to Mr Juhani Pakkala, President.

Valmet Corporation’s Business Groups are Valmet Paper Technology, Valmet Fiber Technology and Valmet Service. Valmet Paper Technology Business Group, Mr Juhani Pakkala, located in Jyväskylä. Valmet Fiber Technology Business Group, President, Mr Lars Näsman, located in Sundsvall, Sweden. Valmet Service Business Group, President, Mr Vesa Kainu, located in Helsinki, Finland.

Valmet Paper Technology Business Group comprises four Business Lines: Paper Making, Board Making, Tissue Making, and Converting, and two Product Groups: Finishing Systems, and Air Systems. Paper Making Lines, President, Mr Bertel Karlstedt, located in Jyväskylä, Finland. Board Making Lines, President, Mr Per Eiritz, located in Karlstad, Sweden Tissue Making Lines, President, Mr Leif Forsberg, located in Karlstad, Sweden Converting, President, Mr Mikko Helander, located in Biggleswade, England. Paper Finishing Systems, President, Mr Martti Karttunen, located in Järvenpää. Air Systems, President, Mr Leif Grönqvist, located in Turku.

Valmet Fiber Technology Business Group comprises three Business Lines: Chemical Pulping Lines, Mechanical Pulping Lines, and Panelboard Lines. Chemical Pulping Lines, President, Mr Hannu Hakamäki, located in Pori, Finland. Mechanical Pulping Lines, President, Mr Håkan Norberg, located in Sundsvall, Sweden. Panelboard Lines, President, Mr Lennart Ohlsson, located in Sundsvall, Sweden.

Valmet Service consists of four Business Processes: Parts and Consumables, Rolls and Roll Workshop Services, Projects and Process Solutions, and Cooperation Agreements and Mill Services; and of five Operative Areas: Nordic Countries, Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and South America.

Parts and Consumables, Senior Vice President, Mr Hannu Korpi, located in Jyväskylä, Finland. Rolls and Workshop Services, Senior Vice President, Mr Osmo Nikulainen, located in Jyväskylä, Finland. Projects and Process Solutions, Senior Vice President, Mr Jorma Leino, located in Jyväskylä, Finland. Agreements and Mill Services, Senior Vice President, Mr Kari Lauermaa, located in Jyväskylä, Finland.

North America, President, Mr Lennart Vihma, located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Asia-Pacific, President, Mr Ari Telama, located in Laem Chabang, Thailand. Europe, President, Mr Pentti S Lehtonen, located in Pfungstadt, Germany. Nordic Countries, President, Mr Jarmo Karvinen, located in Jyväskylä, Finland.