Rami Raulas has been tapped by Ahlstrom to be senior vice president, sales and marketing and member of the corporate executive team as of February 1, 2009. He has an extensive international business management experience and has been based during his career in Finland, Sweden, the U.K. and Germany. He joins Ahlstrom from Meadville Enterprises (HK) Ltd. He also previously worked as senior vice president of sales and marketing for Aspocomp Group. Prior to that, Mr. Raulas worked in various managerial positions in sales and marketing, including at Fujitsu Siemens Computers.
As previously announced, Laura Raitio, formerly senior vice president, marketing, was appointed senior vice president, glass and industrial nonwovens effective January 1, 2009.
The fact that the nonwovens industry is growing in China is not news. During the past decade, the market has achieved growth in the low double digits, well above the rates seen in more developed areas like the U.S. or Europe.
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