Erkki Järvinen is new
president and CEO of Tikkurila
Erkki Järvinen has been appointed president and CEO of Tikkurila Oy. He is currently working as president and CEO of Rautakirja Corporation, which belongs to Sanoma Oyj. He has held the position since 2001. Järvinen is also a member of the executive management group of Sanoma Oyj. Järvinen previously was president and senior vice president of Kiosk Operations in Rautakirja Corporation during 1997–2001. Prior to joining Rautakirja Järvinen held positions in companies that belonged to Cultor Group: in Vaasanmylly Oy in marketing positions and in Siljans Knäcke AB in Sweden as managing director. He has also worked in marketing for Oy Karl Fazer Ab.
Järvinen will take his position as the president and CEO of Tikkurila during the first quarter of 2009. Jarmo Mäenpää will work as the managing director until Järvinen starts his work at Tikkurila. Visa Pekkarinen who is responsible for Kemira´s coatings business will retire at the end of October 2008.
protective coatings portfolio
AkzoNobel has strengthened its marine and protective coatings portfolio following the acquisition of the Enviroline business from Florida-based Industrial Environmental Coatings Corporation.
Enviroline is a specialist supplier of high performance, corrosion-resistant linings predominantly in the oil and gas industries, specializing in both new construction and maintenance projects. The deal includes the transfer of goodwill, intellectual property and employees.
“This acquisition highlights the company’s strategy of consolidating our leading market positions and investing in growth opportunities,” said Leif Darner, AkzoNobel’s board member responsible for performance coatings. “We are already a major supplier to the oil and gas sector and this transaction will expand our capabilities in an important global market.”
“Enviroline has an enviable track record of providing high performance coatings solutions, mainly to customers in the oil and gas markets in North America,” added Bill McPherson, general manager of AkzoNobel’s marine and protective coatings business. “We have long recognized the need to fully service these markets. The Enviroline product range is therefore a welcome addition which will both complement and extend our International Paint global portfolio of products for the protection of assets in aggressive environments.”
As well as supplying leading brands for specialist tank linings for chemical storage vessels, Enviroline also provides corrosion control for steel and concrete structures. One of their most recent product launches was a thin-film VOC compliant fast cure epoxy coating for the oil and gas and chemical processing