Jon Arendt, BS, Human Biology and Environmental Science, has been appointed Product Manager
at Suominen Corporation, effective 27 April 2015. He has nearly 20 years of experience in consumer
goods, such as medical devices and hygiene products, and has, among other things, more than 30
US and global patents and/or applications filed in areas such as nonwovens, household cleaning,
personal hygiene, and formulations. Prior his joining Suominen, Mr. Arendt acted as Director of
Innovation – Nonwovens at Nice Pak Products, Inc. Earlier he had held managerial positions in NPS
Corporation and acted also as a Research Scientist at Kimberly-Clark.
Jon Arendt will assume a global product management responsibility for Household and Baby care,
working closely with the sales, product management and product development in Convenience
business area. He is a US citizen and will be located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA. He will report to
Saara Söderberg, VP, Marketing & Product Management.
“I am confident that Jon’s strong experience both in product development and in
commercialization of the ideas will benefit our company as we strive to reach our growth targets
and live our vision of becoming the market-driven product leader,” Saara Söderberg says.
For further information, please contact:
Saara Söderberg, VP, Marketing & Product Management, tel. +358 10 214 5223
Suominen in brief
Suominen manufactures nonwovens as roll goods for wipes as well as for medical and hygiene
products. The end products made of Suominen’s nonwovens - wet wipes, feminine care products
and swabs, for instance - bring added value to the daily life of consumers worldwide. Suominen is
the global market leader in nonwovens for wipes and employs approximately 600 people in Europe
and in the Americas. Suominen’s net sales in 2013 amounted to MEUR 373.7 and operating profit
excluding non-recurring items to MEUR 19.4 (continuing operations). The Suominen share (SUY1V)
is listed in NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Stock Exchange. Read more at www.suominen.fi.