News 21.12.2016

Hannu Hautala appointed Chief Executive Officer of Nordkalk

Nordkalk’s Board of Directors has appointed Hannu Hautala (51), M.Sc. (Eng.), as Chief Executive Officer of Nordkalk as of 2.1.2017 reporting to Tomas von Rettig, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nordkalk and President and CEO of Rettig Group.

Hannu Hautala has most recently worked for Outokumpu Oyj as Senior Vice President and head of the Finnish business unit with annual turnover of about EUR 2 600 million. Before that he worked for Elcoteq, Flextronics and Rautaruukki in various leadership positions.

Hannu succeeds Tarmo Tuominen who has been Nordkalk’s Acting Chief Executive Officer since September 2016. Tarmo has been appointed Deputy CEO of Nordkalk as of January 2017 and will continue in his position as Chief Supply Chain Officer of Nordkalk. He has worked for Nordkalk since 1982.

“Hannu has an outstanding industrial background that will be a great asset for Nordkalk’s growth ambitions. I am very pleased with the appointment of a professional of such high caliber and with such a strong background in the European steel industry. I welcome Hannu to Rettig Group and Nordkalk and look forward to starting the work in early January 2017”, said Tomas von Rettig.

Hannu Hautala’s CV: at the end of this announcement.

For further information:
Tomas von Rettig, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nordkalk and President and CEO of Rettig Group, or Hannu Hautala:
Tel. +358 40 7455276

Rettig Group is a Finnish family held investment company that creates value for generations through active and responsible ownership. Our holdings include Rettig ICC (indoor climate comfort), Nordkalk (limestone), Alandia (insurance), eQ (asset management and corporate finance) and Anchor (financial investments). Through these businesses Rettig Group is active in about 28 countries globally and employs over 4,000 people.

Nordkalk is Northern Europe’s leading supplier of limestone-based products. We offer sustainable products for various fields of industry, such as pulp and paper, metals and mining, construction and chemical industry. Our products benefit the environment through flue-gas desulphurisation, water treatment and soil improvement. We strive for more customer value with less environmental impact. Nordkalk is a local supplier with activities at more than 30 locations mainly around the Baltic Sea. The company employs some 970 people.



Professional experience:
Outokumpu 2010-2016:
–    Senior Vice President, Head of Business Unit, Finland, Finland, 2014-2016
–    Senior Vice President, Head of Sales and Operations EMEA, Germany, 2013-2014
–    Executive Vice President, Head of Business Area General Stainless, 2011-2012
–    Senior Vice President, Head of Business Unit TW, Finland, 2010-2011
Elcoteq 2005-2008:
–    Vice President, Head of global Operations, Estonia, 2008-2010
–    Managing Director, Head of Business Unit, Hungary, 2005-2007
Flextronics 2002-2005:
–    General Manager, Head of Business Unit, Finland, 2002-2005
Rautaruukki 1990-2002:
–    Managing Director, Rautaruukki Stahlservice GmbH, Germany, 2000-2002
–    Various middle management positions, 1990-2000

Current Board responsibilities:
Deputy Member of the Board of Directors, Association of Finnish Steel and Metals Producers

M.Sc. Engineering / Industrial Economics, University of Oulu, Finland

Finnish, English, German, Swedish

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