Nokian Tyres’ president resigns
Nokian Tyres’ president and CEO Ari Lehtoranta has resigned in order to “pursue new opportunities outside of Nokian Tyres”. According to the company, Lehtoranta will continue in his present position until the end of 2016. Lehtoranta only joined Nokian in May 2014 and will be remembered for his decision to own up to company’s magazine tyre test manipulation in February 2016.
“Nokian Tyres is in excellent condition. Our customers are satisfied with our products and services. I am proud of our personnel and their capability. I will continue my work in full until the end of the year. At this point, however, I already want to thank everybody at Nokian Tyres and the board of directors for excellent cooperation”, said Ari Lehtoranta.
“I want to thank Ari Lehtoranta for his contribution in leading and developing the company. Nokian Tyres’ position in the market is strong and the outlook positive. Several significant strategic development projects are under way in the company. Most important among these has been the increase in sales in the company’s growth markets Central Europe and North America. company’s management and personnel are highly skilled, and now we will select a new and best possible CEO for the company,” said Petteri Walldén, Nokian Tyres’ chairman of the board of directors.