Metso Appoints Two Presidents to its Executive Team

Source: 7/23/2015, Location: Europe

Two new appointments have been made to Metso's Executive Team. Perttu Louhiluoto has been appointed President, Services, and John Quinlivan has been appointed President, Flow Control. Both appointments will take effect immediately.

Perttu Louhiluoto (b. 1964) has been President of Metso's Flow Control business area and its preceding Automation segment since 2012. He has been with Metso since 2008. In his new position, Louhiluoto will be responsible for the Services business area, which offers Metso's customers in the mining and aggregates sectors comprehensive services ranging from spare and wear parts to process optimization solutions. Louhiluoto will work at Metso's Head Office in Helsinki, Finland.

"Perttu Louhiluoto has done a good job and has achieved good results in recent years in Automation and Flow Control, which has steadily grown and improved its profitability. In his new role he will ensure that the Services business continues make the big difference to its customers by offering the best solutions in the market. Moreover, for Metso it is of utmost importance that Services grows and further improves its profitability in the years ahead," says Metso's President and CEO Matti Kahkonen.

John Quinlivan (b. 1961) has held several management positions within Metso's Automation and Flow Control, since 1989. Quinlivan works in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, in the United States.

"Flow Control is an important growth business for Metso, and its role in the success of the entire company has significantly grown in recent years. John Quinlivan is a result-oriented professional with long experience with our valve business and its markets, and I believe this will support his success in his new role. We warmly welcome John to Metso's Executive Team," Kahkonen notes.

With these appointments, Metso's Executive Team consists of Matti Kahkonen, President and CEO (Chairman of the Executive Team); Harri Nikunen, CFO and Deputy to the CEO; Joao Ney Colagrossi, President, Minerals; Perttu Louhiluoto, President, Services; John Quinlivan, President, Flow Control; Merja Kamppari, Senior Vice President, Human Resources; and Simo Saaskilahti, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development.

Juha Silvennoinen, the current President of Services, will leave Metso. "I want to thank Juha Silvennoinen for his contribution in Metso's development. We wish him the best of success in the future," Kahkonen notes.

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