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Upcoming Suominen CEO dies in aviation accident

Pekka Ojanpää, upcoming President and CEO of Suominen, dies in aviation accident.

26th November 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Helsinki


“We were eagerly anticipating for Pekka to start in charge of Suominen but, unfortunately, that will never happen. Our deepest condolences to Pekka’s family and friends,” said Jan Johansson, Chair of the Board of Directors of Suominen.

Tapio Engström, CFO of Suominen, who has acted as interim President and CEO since August, will continue in his role as interim President and CEO until further notice. Suominen said it starts recruitment process for a new President and CEO immediately.

Suominen manufactures nonwovens as roll goods for wipes, as well as for medical and hygiene products. Suominen employs over 650 people in Europe and in the Americas. Suominen’s net sales in 2017 amounted to EUR 426.0 million and operating profit to EUR 15.0 million.

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