The Finnish nonwovens producer has decided to eliminate the current geographical split of its Operations function and form a unified Global Operations function to ensure global approach to customers. Moreover, to elevate Suominen’s manufacturing to the next level, Suominen will establish a new global function of Operational Excellence.
Mimoun Saïm, currently senior vice president, Operations EMEA, has been appointed senior vice president, Global Operations. Larry L. Kinn, currently senior vice president, Operations Americas, has been appointed senior vice president, Operational Excellence. Both Mr. Saïm and Mr. Kinn continue as members of Suominen’s corporate executive team, reporting to Nina Kopola, president & CEO of Suominen.
“A key element in the execution of our strategy is the implementation of standardized global processes. This organizational change allows Global Operations to focus even stronger on Manufacturing and Supply on global basis, while Operational Excellence concentrates on enhancing our Process Technology and Health, Safety, Environment and Quality, among other manufacturing support functions,” Kopola says.