Metso Paper and Fiber Technology Reorganizes

Aug. 4, 2011 - Metso’s Paper and Fiber Technology segment (PFT) announced that it will have a new organization, effective October 1, 2011.

PFT will encompass geographical areas and global businesses — North America, South America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), China and Asia Pacific. The business lines will be Paper, Fiber and Services.

“The new organization is essential for putting PFT’s new strategy into effect," said Pasi Laine, President of PFT. "With these arrangements we can work effectively as one to strengthen our position as supplier of the most competitive technology and services for the pulp and paper industry globally.

“By strengthening our area operations we can get closer to our customers and be able to serve the pulp and paper industry even better. With the new, dedicated Services business line we can offer a full range of services from one organization, enabling the other businesses to focus on providing even more competitive ranges of capital products,” Lane added.


Jari Vähäpesola, head of Paper business line
Mikael Sundqvist, acting head of Fiber business line
Jukka Tiitinen, head of Services business line

Bill Bohn, acting head of North America
Celso Tacla, head of South America
Hannu Mälkiä, head of EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)
Jari Koikkalainen, head of China and coordination of Asia Pacific.

PFT’s support functions will continue to be:

  • Finance, HR, IT and now also the Legal function, headed by Kari Saarinen
  • Strategic and Operation development, headed by Mikko Siiteri
  • Marketing and Communications, headed by Ilkka Hiirsalmi
  • Quality and Environment, headed by Kari Karhama
  • IPR and Technology coordination, headed by Jouko Yli-Kauppila