Mill Manager appointments at Metsä Group’s mills in Kemi

Metsä Board Corporation press release 8.1.2024
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Pekka Kittilä,  M.Sc. (Eng.), has been appointed VP, Mill Manager of Metsä Fibre's new bioproduct mill as of 1 February 2024. Kittilä has previously worked as Technical Director of the bioproduct mill project. In his new position, Kittilä will report to Metsä Fibre's SVP, Pulp Production.

Tomi Seppä,  M.Sc. (Eng.), has been appointed Project Director at Metsä Board as of 1 February 2024, after which he will move to the position of VP, Kemi Board Mill as of 1 June 2024. Seppä is currently working as VP, Mill Manager of the Kemi bioproduct mill. In his new position, Seppä will report to Metsä Board’s SVP, Production and Technology, Harri Pihlajaniemi. The new position of the current VP, Kemi Board Mill Timo Ahonen as of 1.6.2024 will be announced later.

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Metsä Board

Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards. We focus on lightweight and high-quality folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. The pure fresh fibres we use in our products are a renewable and recyclable resource, that can be traced back to sustainably managed northern forests. We are a forerunner in sustainability, and we aim to have completely fossil free mills and raw materials by the end of 2030.

Together with our customers we develop innovative packaging solutions to create better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. In 2022 our sales totaled EUR 2.5 billion, and we have around 2,250 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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Metsä Group

Metsä Group leads the way in the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, developing bioproducts and a fossil free future. The raw material for our products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We focus on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, and tissue and greaseproof papers.

Metsä Group’s annual sales is approximately EUR 7 billion, and we have around 9,500 employees in 30 countries. We promote a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forest: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative owned by over 90,000 forest owners.

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