Ahlstrom unveils new business structure

The Filtration & Performance business area will include the engine and industrial filtration, industrial nonwovens, wallcoverings, building and wind businesses.

The Specialties business area will consist of food packaging, masking tape, medical and advanced filtration businesses.

The two business areas will have responsibility for sales and market development, technical and customer service, product development and operations.

Ahlstrom has also made a number of changes to its executive management team.

Fulvio Capussotti has been appointed executive vice president (EVP), Filtration & Performance; Omar Hoek EVP, Specialties; and Jari Koikkalainen EVP, Procurement & Commercial Excellence.

The executive management team members Sakari Ahdekivi, CFO, Ulla Bono, EVP, Legal and General Counsel and Päivi Leskinen EVP, Human Resources, will continue in their current positions.

Ahlstrom says that it is simplifying its business structure to increase market and customer focus.

“The changes in operational and management structure will bring further focus in serving our customers and markets. I am confident that the streamlined business model will bring further efficiency and clarity to all of our operations,” said Marco Levi, president and CEO of Ahlstrom.