Ahlstrom, a global leader in nonwovens and specialty papers, announced a change in its executive management team. Deputy of president and CEO Risto Anttonen, who is responsible for business development, will retire by December 31, 2010. His responsibilities will be transferred to other members of the executive management team after Mr. Anttonen's retirement.
Mr. Anttonen joined Ahlstrom in 1991 and has held several senior executive positions in the company.
"I would like to thank Risto for his excellent contribution to Ahlstrom and wish him the best of success in the future," said Ahlstrom’s president and CEO Jan Lång.