Nokian Tyres plc Stock Exchange Release March 16, 2018, 03:00 p.m.
Nokian Tyres appoints Mr. Mark Earl to lead the Americas Business Area as of May 1, 2018
Mark Earl, B.Sc., has been appointed to the Nokian Tyres management team as Vice President, Americas Business Area, starting May 1, 2018. He will report to the President & CEO Ms. Hille Korhonen.
Mr. Earl’s main responsibility is to implement Nokian Tyres’ North American growth strategy through the Dayton, TN factory project, grow the distribution, and further build and strengthen the Company’s North American organization.
– We are delighted to get Mark into our team. He is energetic and result-oriented. Mark has a proven track record of growing business in a profitable way in North America. His experience will be a major asset to us, as we are aiming at doubling our sales within 5 years in North America, says Hille Korhonen, President & CEO of Nokian Tyres.
Mark Earl is currently working as President, Hennessy Industries, a Fortive Corporation company, and he also has extensive working experience at Danaher.
Mr. Tommi Heinonen, the current VP of Americas Business Area, will continue to lead the sales in Americas Business Area and report to Mr. Earl.
Nokian Tyres has also appointed Ms. Päivi Antola, MA, CEFA, to the Nokian Tyres management team as Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications starting in June 2018 at the latest. Antola is joining Nokian Tyres after eight years at Amer Sports Corporation as Head of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. Antola has extensive experience in IR and corporate communications roles in various companies. Antola will report to the President & CEO.
Mark Earl’s and Päivi Antola’s photos and CVs are available at www.nokiantyres.com/company/investors/corporate-governance/the-groups-management-team/
Nokian Tyres plc
Antti-Jussi Tähtinen Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Further information: Ms. Hille Korhonen, President & CEO, tel. +358 10 401 7733
Distribution: Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd, the media, and www.nokiantyres.com
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