Seitovirta Resigns; Glaston Appoints New President and CEO
August 6, 2009
Mika Seitovirta, who became president and chief executive officer
(CEO) of Finland's Glaston Corporation in 2006, resigned yesterday.
The company's board of directors appointed Arto Metsänen, M.Sc,
mining engineering and mineral processing, as its new president
and CEO. Metsänen will assume his new position on September
Before joining Glaston, Metsänen worked as president and CEO
at CPS Colour Group from 2005 to 2009. Before that, he served as
president of Sandvik Tamrock Oy (2003-2005), as president of Sandvik
Mining and Construction's U.S. and Mexico region (2002-2003) and
as president, market area southern Europe and the Middle East (1998-2002).
He joined Sandvik Tamrock in 1982.
"We highly appreciate Arto Metsänen's extensive experience
in the international engineering industry and equipment sales, which
provides us with a valuable asset in today's challenging operating
environment," says Andreas Tallberg, chairman of the board
of directors. "His predecessor, Mika Seitovirta, held a key
role in the development of today's Glaston, which focuses on glass
processing technology, as well as in the implementation of the restructuring
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