ÅF: Eero Auranne new head of Process Division
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Jonas Wiström, President & CEO +46 (0)70-608 12 20
Eero Auranne, Divisional Manager +358 403 485 120
Viktor Svensson, Director, Corporate Information +46 (0)70-657 20 26
Eero Auranne has been appointed as the new manager for the Process Division. He will take up his new position today, 9 October 2006. At the same time, Eero Auranne will also become a member of the ÅF Group's senior management team.
The Process Division employs slightly more than 1,000 of ÅF's 3,500 employees in twelve countries. Business focuses on consulting services for the energy and pulp & paper markets. Eero was previously the manager for the division's Energy business area and a member of the divisional management team.
Eero Auranne (47) has a degree in engineering from Helsinki University of Technology. After 19 years with IVO, which included two years in London and five in Kuala Lumpur, Eero was made Managing Director for Fortum Service and a Vice President in Fortum. In 2002 he became MD for Enprima (partly owned by Fortum), which ÅF acquired at the beginning of 2006. Under Eero's leadership Enprima was transformed into a profitable energy consulting company and one of the leading names in the industry in Finland, Russia and the Baltic states.
Eero will now continue with and intensify the work of rapidly improving profitability in the Process Division.
"I am delighted that Eero has accepted this challenge and the role as the new manager for the Process Division," says Jonas Wiström, President and CEO of the ÅF Group, "Eero has all the qualities of a good leader and a proven track record of his ability to create stable results - even in adverse market conditions. He also brings with him to his new position extensive experience of the international energy market."
Claes-Inge Isacson, the former manager for the Process Division, has resigned his position at his own request.
The ÅF Group is a leader in technical consulting, with expertise founded on more than a century of experience. We offer highly qualified services and solutions for industrial processes, infrastructure projects and the development of products and IT systems. We are also one of the leading names in testing and inspection. Today the ÅF Group has 3,500 employees. Our base is in Europe, but our business and our clients are found all over the world.