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Ahlstrom Makes Changes to Management Team

November 7, 2008

Industrial nonwovens combined with glass; Advanced Nonwovens included food and medical.

As part of an effort to strengthen its business operations and the role of innovations, Ahlstrom Corporation has made several changes to its executive team, effective January 1. Tommi Björnman was appointed senior vice president of the Filtration business area. He had served as senior vice president of the Glass Nonwovens business area since 2001.  Senior vice president Randal Davis, who is currently responsible for the Filtration business area, has decided to pursue other career opportunities outside the company.

Laura Raitio was appointed senior vice president of the Glass and Industrial Nonwovens business area. This area will now comprise the previous Glass Nonwovens business area as well as industrial nonwovens products, which are currently are part of the Advanced Nonwovens business area. Hence, the Advanced Nonwovens business area will cover the Food and Medical Nonwovens products.

Paul Marold has been named senior vice president of the Advanced Nonwovens business area and a member of the CET. Paul Marold has lately been working as vice president and general manager of the Medical Nonwovens product line. He joined Ahlstrom in 1999.

Senior vice president Claudio Ermondi, who currently heads the Advanced Nonwovens business area, has been named senior vice oresident, Innovations and Technology. Senior vice president Diego Borello, who currently leads the Innovations operations in addition to his other responsibilities, will focus on Purchasing and Sustainability.

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