Rami Raulas will join Ahlstrom as senior vice president, sales and marketing and member of the corporate executive team as of February 1, 2009. He has extensive international business management experience and has been based during his career in Finland, Sweden, the UK and Germany. Mr. Raulas joins Ahlstrom from Meadville Enterprises (HK) Ltd. He also previously worked as senior vice president of sales and marketing in 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.