Ahlstrom appoints Aki Saarinen, previous senior executive at Metso, as Executive VP, Strategic Business Development; effective June 11

HELSINKI , May 18, 2012 (press release) – Aki Saarinen (born 1967), M.Sc. (paper technology), MBA, is appointed Executive Vice President, Strategic Business Development, and member of the Executive Management Team as of June 11, 2012, at Ahlstrom Corporation. Saarinen will report to Jan Lång, President and CEO, Ahlstrom.

In his new role, Saarinen will be responsible for managing business development related processes and exploring new business opportunities within Ahlstrom. He will be based in Helsinki, Finland.

Saarinen joins Ahlstrom from Treeactive Oy. Prior to that, Saarinen has been holding various senior executive technology positions at Metso Corporation in 2001-2011. He has also worked at Valmet Paper Machinery Oy and UPM Corporation.

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