Vaahto Group initiates program to boost profitability of paper technology group via synergies, comprehensive solutions, responses to market changes; company's CEO Ari Viinikkala named managing director of AP-Tela, replacing Pekka Viitasalo, who resigned

LAHTI, Finland , September 24, 2013 (press release) – Vaahto Group has initiated a program to intensify operations and improve the profitability of the Paper Technology group.

Both in Tampere and Kokkola units, organizational changes are being made in order to achieve synergies, respond to the changes in the market and to find comprehensive solutions to customer needs.

Pekka Viitasalo, managing director of AP-Tela Oy has resigned and Ari Viinikkala, CEO of Vaahto Group Plc Oyj, has been appointed as a new managing director of AP-Tela Oy.

Vaahto Group is a globally operating high technology company serving process industry in the fields of pulp and paper machinery and process machinery.

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