New PFT organization for Metso

From October 1st, Metso’s Paper and Fiber Technology segment (PFT) will have a new organization. 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 appointments related to the new organisation include: Jari Vähäpesola, head of Paper business lin; 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); and 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; and IPR and Technology coordination, headed by Jouko Yli-Kauppila.
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