Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE February 4, 2014 at 15.30
Ahlstrom to modify its Executive Management Team
Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, will refine
its management structure to accelerate the targeted profitability improvement
and rapid implementation of the rightsizing program.
The company's operating model, with five business areas and common processes,
will remain unchanged.
Ahlstrom aims to achieve sales growth through winning new business and speeding
up the commercialization of new products. To achieve this, changes in sales
management will be implemented to enable a stronger execution power in the
regional sales organization and better collaboration between the business areas
and regional sales.
Regional sales organizations will be strengthened. In the new set-up, the
Executive Vice Presidents of sales regions will report directly to the President
& CEO and will be members of the Executive Management Team. The position of EVP,
Sales & Marketing, will be discontinued and the position eliminated from the
Executive Management Team.
The following appointments to the Executive Management Team are made:
Rami Raulas, b. 1961, currently Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, is
appointed Executive Vice President, Sales region, Europe, Middle East and India.
He joined Ahlstrom and the EMT in 2009.
William Casey, b. 1959, B.Sc. (Chem. Eng.), MBA, currently Vice President,
Sales, Americas, is appointed Executive Vice President, Sales region, Americas.
He joined the company in 2010.
Jari Koikkalainen, b. 1965, will assume responsibility for leading sales in Asia
in addition to his current responsibilities as EVP, Transportation Filtration.
He is appointed Executive Vice President, Transportation Filtration and Sales
region, Asia. He joined the company and the EMT in 2013.
Arnaud Marquis, b. 1971, M.Sc. (Eng.), MBA, is appointed Executive Vice
President, Building and Energy. He joined Ahlstrom in 1995 and currently works
as Vice President, Marketing and Commercial, in the Building and Energy business
area. He will succeed Laura Raitio, who resigned on January 21, 2014. Raitio
will continue to work on special assignments at Ahlstrom, reporting to Jan LÃ¥ng,
until the end of July. She will step down from the EMT.
The appointments will be effective as of February 10, 2014.
For more information, please contact:
Vice President, Communications
Tel. +358 10 888 4757
Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance fiber-based materials company, partnering with
leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. We aim to grow with
a product offering for clean and healthy environment. Our materials are used in
everyday applications such as filters, medical fabrics, life science and
diagnostics, wallcoverings and food packaging. In 2013, Ahlstrom's net sales
from the continuing operations amounted to EUR 1 billion. Our 3,500 employees
serve customers in 24 countries. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX
Helsinki. More information available atÂ www.ahlstrom.com.
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