Mr. Paul-Erik Toivo (51), B.Sc.(econ.), has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of Suominen Wipes and Nonwovens business area and member of the Corporate Executive Team.
He joins the Company on 17 March 2008. Mr. Toivo has been working for Metso Corporation since 1999. There he has held various positions such as President for Sako Oy and most recently he was responsible for the global sales and marketing development of Metso Panelboard. Previously he has held several managerial positions in international consumer goods companies.
At Suominen Codi Wipes business unit, located in the Netherlands, Mr. Peter Kolster, General Manager, Operations, Mr. Olaf van Stempvoort, Sales Director, and Mr. Henri Laitervo, Director of Marketing and Offering, will report to Mr. Paul-Erik Toivo. Also Mr. Sakari Santa-Paavola, General Manager of Suominen Nonwovens business unit, located in Finland, will report to Mr. Toivo.