Ilpo Jousimaa was appointed president
of Tikkurila Coatings Oy. Previously,
Jousimaa served as vice president of
Effective Nov. 1, Tapio Saarela will
serve as president of the Polish subsidiary
TBD S.A., located in Debica.
His previous position was vice president,
operations. He was also a member
of the management board, which
he will also chair.
Tikkurila’s subsidiaries in Germany
(Pigrol Farben GmbH) and Hungary
(Tikkurila Kft.) will be managed by
Markku Immonen, sales director for
Deco Central and Western Europe.
Working from Vantaa, Finland, he will
continue to bear responsibility for
exports of decorative paint to Central
and Western Europe.
Lastly, Maarit Taskinen has been
appointed sales director for Tikkurila
Paints Oy. She will bear responsibility
for exports of decorative paint to
Russia. She worked previously as
export manager for eastern exports and
was responsible for Tikkurila Paints
Oy's representative office in Moscow.
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