Suominen announces appointment of Lynda A. Kelly as SVP, care business area, effective May 12; Kelly most recently director, global medical and wipes at First Quality Nonwovens

HELSINKI , April 22, 2014 (press release) – Ms. Lynda A. Kelly, B. Sc, has been appointed Senior Vice President, Care business area and a member of the Corporate Executive Team at Suominen Corporation, effective 12 May 2014. Lynda A. Kelly has a long and wide-ranging experience in nonwovens business, especially in hygiene, medical and wiping products.

Most recently, she acted as Director, Global Medical and Wipes at First Quality Nonwovens. Prior to that she has worked at John R Starr, Inc. as Senior Consultant, being responsible for the worldwide medical and consumer nonwoven research, and at BBA Nonwovens, where she held several managerial positions. Ms. Kelly, a US citizen, will report to Ms. Nina Kopola, President & CEO of Suominen Corporation, and acting Senior Vice President of Care business area.

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Lynda A. Kelly to Suominen and to the company’s Corporate Executive Team. Her thorough experience in developing and managing businesses will be important for us in implementing our strategy. The deep knowledge she will bring in the products and customers we are focusing on in our Care business area will be very valuable going forward”, says Nina Kopola, President & CEO of Suominen.

“I am honored and delighted to join Suominen, a leading global manufacturer of nonwovens and flexible packaging. I look forward to working with the Suominen team as we create value for medical and hygiene nonwoven applications”, says Lynda A. Kelly.

Suominen’s Care business area supplies value-adding nonwovens for medical and hygiene applications, such as swabs and feminine care products. The business area was formed in the beginning of 2014.

Suominen Corporation
Nina Kopola, President & CEO

For further information, please contact:

Nina Kopola, tel. +358 10 214 300
Lynda A. Kelly, tel. +1 508 479 6079

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