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New CEO for Metso

METSO have announced the appointment of Matti Kahkonen as the next chief executive officer and president of the company with effect from 1 March 2011. Mr Kahkonen, who will take over from Jorma Eloranta, is currently president of Metso’s mining and construction division and he will continue in this position until assuming the duties of CEO.  

‘Matti Kahkonen has a strong track record with Metso,’ commented Jukka Viinanen, chairman of the board of directors. ‘The latest achievement of Matti and his team has been the successful implementation of transforming the mining and construction technology segment into a more integrated and services driven way. Matti is known for his open and straightforward management style, and I am certain that under his leadership Metso have a good future for continuing the strategy of profitable growth.’

Mr Kahkonen added: ‘I am really excited about this opportunity to become CEO of Metso…My goal is to ensure that our positive operational and financial development during the past few years will continue.’


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