Nokian reshuffles management team
At the end of October Nokian Tyres changed its operational structure to “strengthen the company’s product and innovation leadership, end-to-end supply operations and sales and distribution management”. The move also follows the departure of one of the firm’s senior executives. According to Nokian, the former head of Passenger car tyre operations, Rami Helminen, has decided to leave the company and “continue his career elsewhere”. Rami Helminen was appointed as Nokian vice president, Car and Van Tyres nine years ago, a role he took on 1 March 2006.
As a result, the former Passenger car tyre operations will be broken up and reorganized thus: product management, R&D and sales functions will report directly to CEO. Procurement, demand and supply management together with logistics and customer service functions will be part of new Supply Operations unit. When it comes to financial reporting, Passenger car tyres will continue to report separately like Vianor and Nokian Heavy Tyres.
Vianor, Nokian Heavy Tyres, Russian operations, Finance and IR, Quality and Process Development, Marketing and Communications, ICT and Human Resources will continue as earlier without any changes in operative mode reporting to CEO.
The new Supply Operations unit consists of procurement, demand supply balancing, production, logistics and customer service/ Esa Eronen has been named vice president, Supply Operations. Before this he was vice president, Production and Production Technology.
Pontus Stenberg has been nominated as vice president, sales, to lead the global Sales and sales development unit. Stenberg was formerly vice president, Nokian Heavy Tyres.
Manu Salmi has been nominated as Vice President, Nokian Heavy Tyres. Salmi was formerly vice president, Procurement.