Effective September 1, Suominen Wipes and Nonwovens has moved Henri Laitervo—formerly the company’s sales director—to the position of director of new business development and marketing. He will be steering the development of new business and is responsible for leading the new business team and marketing of the business area.
Within the business area, the Wet Wipes business unit, Codi International BV in the Netherlands, supplies the wet wipes of international brands and retail chains for distribution and consumption. The Nonwovens business unit, Suominen Nonwovens in Finland, manufactures nonwovens for producers of wiping, hygiene and healthcare products.
In his new role, Mr. Laitervo reports to Suominen’s CEO Kalle Tanhuanpää and is operating from Nakkila, Finland. Mr. Laitervo continues to coordinate the sales of nonwovens and in this capacity reports to Sakari Santa-Paavola, general manager of nonwovens.