Changes in Tikkurila Management Board
Tikkurila Management Board will consist of the following persons and responsibility areas:
Meri Vainikka (born 1971, M.Sc., Econ.) will be appointed as Senior Vice President, Offering, and as a member of the Management Board. Vainikka will be responsible for Research, Development and Innovations, product portfolio and marketing. Vainikka joined Tikkurila in January 2017, assuming responsibility for marketing and communications in BU Finland. She transferred to Tikkurila from Hartwall, where she had held various marketing positions since 2012, most recently as Marketing Director for Non-Alcohol drinks. Vainikka has also held marketing positions at L'Oreal and Mars.Melisa Bärholm (born 1967, M.Sc., Psychology) will be appointed as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, and as a member of the Management Board. Bärholm joined Tikkurila in January 2017, assuming responsibility for HR in BU Finland. Bärholm's previous positions include HR Director at Suunto and Rovio.Janno Paju (born 1971, Degree in Economics) will continue as a member of the Management Board. As Senior Vice President, Sales, he will be responsible for sales, Tikkurila Group's key accounts and sales support. Paju joined Tikkurila in 1993 and has been a member of the Management Board since 2000. He was previously the Chief Commercial Officer of Tikkurila Group.Petri Miettinen (born 1968, M.Sc., Econ.) will continue as a member of the Management Board responsible for operations (Senior Vice President, Operations). Operations include product care, procurement, production, logistics and HSE (Health, Safety, Environment). Miettinen has worked at Tikkurila and been a member of the Management Board since 2007. Previously, he was responsible for the Supply Chain Management and HSEQ.Jukka Havia (born 1968, M.Sc., Econ.) will continue as a member of the Management Board responsible for finance and administration (Chief Financial Officer). Administration includes legal, ICT, communications and corporate responsibility. Havia has worked at Tikkurila and been a member of the Management Board since 2010.
Reporting to President and CEO
The above mentioned persons report to Erkki Järvinen, President and CEO and the Chairman of the Management Board. The appointments will take effect as of May 1, 2017. “Our future organisation model will provide crucial support for harmonising our operations, increasing our operational efficiency and actively seeking new growth opportunities. I would like to welcome all new members of the Management Board to building an even stronger Tikkurila,” said Erkki Järvinen, President and CEO.