Suominen Corporation, Tampere, Finland, plans to improve its operational efficiency and faster exploit its synergies through more cohesive central steering of product development and process efficiency. Effective October 2006, responsibilities for developing these processes on a group level were reorganized.
Innovation and product development will be handled by vice president Petri Rolig, who will become general manager of the flexible packaging business area. Vice president Pekka Rautala will focus on operational efficiency as the new general manager of the wet wipes business unit and vice president Sakari Santa-Paavola will be responsible for purchasing and logistics as general manager of the nonwovens business unit. Juha Henttonen, current vice president and general manager of flexible packaging, will assume responsibility for coordination and controlling of the group’s development and efficiency programs.
Suominen’s executive team will comprise: Kalle Tanhuanpää, president and CEO, Petri Rolig, vice president and general manager, Pekka Rautala, vice president and general manager, Sakari Santa-Paavola, vice president and general manager, and Arto Kiiskinen, vice president and CFO.