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Pirjo Patala joins Suominen as a Project Portfolio Manager

Ms. Pirjo Patala; M. Sc., Chemical Engineering; has been appointed Project Portfolio Manager, Convenience, and a member of the global R&D team at Suominen Corporation, effective 10 August 2015. She has extensive experience from customer service and R&D environment in the pulp & paper industry.

During 2005–2015 Pirjo Patala acted as Director, Research Services, at Fiber Laboratory, Mikkeli University of Applied Science. Her most recent position was as Global Product Manager at Metso Paper. Earlier, she has held several managerial positions in customer service, sales and product development within pulp and paper machine suppliers Ahlstrom and Andritz. In addition of Finland she has worked in USA, Germany and Austria.

Pirjo Patala will be located in Nakkila, Finland. She will report to Margareta Huldén, Vice President, R&D.

“We warmly welcome Pirjo to our R&D team. Strengthening our R&D is the key to our strategy to become a Market Driven Product Leader. Pirjo’s managerial experience in diverse global settings will be very useful in implementing our new project portfolio management system”, says Margareta Huldén.

For further information, please contact:

Margareta Huldén, tel. +358 50 385 6549, margareta.hulden@suominencorp.com