Nokian announces changes in operating model, leadership
Finnish manufacturer brings passenger car tire commercial operations under one leadership
Nokia, Finland – Nokian Tyres plc is reorganising the group's management structure in order to strengthen its “go-to-market execution”, the Finnish tire maker has announced.
As part of the move, the company is combining its passenger car tires commercial operations under one leadership, with increasing strategic and operational synergies across the geographical areas.
Effective as of September, Anna Hyvönen, EVP in charge of North America, Nordics and the distribution arm Vianor will be appointed EVP passenger car tires and Vianor.
Bahri Kurter, who served as EVP Central Europe is leaving the company to pursue his career outside of Nokian, said a company announced 24 Aug.
Manu Salmi will continue his position as EVP heavy tires and Nokia factory.
Nokian said the restructuring move will improve operational efficiency and collaboration.
The process, it added, will focus on building “the new Nokian Tyres” as the company invests in a new European capacity and exits Russia.