Ulf Koivula, president of Tikkurila Coatings Oy, resigned today, and Ilpo Jousimaa, who had been vice president, has been appointed president.
Koivula is leaving in order to concentrate his efforts on projects aimed at starting his own business, according to Tikkurila Coatings Oy, which is Tikkurila’s industrial coatings unit.
As vice president of Tikkurila Oy, Jousimaa was responsible for the company's decorative paints business in Central and Western Europe. He continues to bear responsibility for the organisations in Poland, Germany and Hungary until further notice.
Janno Paju, vice president of Tikkurila Oy and responsible for company's decorative paints organisation in Eastern Europe, will assume responsibility for the Ukraine and the Baltic countries.