Ahlstrom Corporation has appointed Aki Saarinen executive vice president, Strategic Business Development, and member of the Executive Management Team as of June 11, 2012. Saarinen will report to Jan Lång, president and CEO of Ahlstrom.
In his new role, Saarinen will be responsible for managing business development related processes and exploring new business opportunities within Ahlstrom. He will be based in Helsinki, Finland.
Saarinen joins Ahlstrom from Treeactive Oy. Prior to that, he has held various senior executive technology positions at Metso Corporation in 2001-2011. He has also worked at Valmet Paper Machinery Oy and UPM Corporation.