Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 13.8.2008
The Board of Directors of Ahlstrom Corporation has appointed M.Sc. (Econ.) Jan Lång President & CEO of the company. He will take over the responsibility as from January 1, 2009.
Mr. Lång (born 1957) joins Ahlstrom from the position of President and CEO of Uponor Corporation. He has been working for Uponor since 2003. Prior to that he was working at Huhtamaki Corporation in various senior executive positions.
Ahlstrom's Chairman of the Board, Peter Seligson:
"We are pleased to welcome Jan Lång to Ahlstrom. His extensive experience and excellent leadership capabilities in global organizations coupled with his strong profitability focus make him an excellent addition to Ahlstrom's team", he says.
Mr. Risto Anttonen continues as CEO until December 31, 2008. After that he will assume the role of Deputy CEO and will continue as a member of the Corporate Executive Team until he retires in 2010, at the latest.
"During the past months, Risto Anttonen has skillfully led the company towards performance improvement in a challenging business environment, and kept the momentum in the implementation of Ahlstrom's growth strategy", Peter Seligson says.
Peter Seligson, Chairman of the Board, tel. +358 50 1493
News conference for media and analysts on August 13 at 11.00 Finnish time
Peter Seligson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ahlstrom Corporation, will introduce the new President & CEO Jan Lång at a news conference today, Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 11.00 Finnish time in Restaurant Bank, address Unioninkatu 20, Helsinki. The conference will be held in Finnish. Welcome.
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Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of high performance fiber-based materials. Nonwovens and specialty papers, made by Ahlstrom, are used in a large variety of everyday products, such as filters, wipes, flooring, labels, and tapes. Based upon its unique fiber expertise and innovative approach, the company has a strong market position in several business areas in which it operates. Ahlstrom's 6,500 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in more than 20 countries on six continents. In 2007, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.8 billion. Ahlstrom's share is listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki. The company website is www.ahlstrom.com.