Kari Lehtinen new Managing Director and CEO for Paroc Group

25 May 2011
Kari Lehtinen (M.Sc.), 44, has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Paroc Group Oy as of 1 August 2011. He will move to Paroc from Rautaruukki where he has acted as senior vice president for marketing and emerging markets.

Lauri Ratia, Chairman of Paroc Board of Directors, says: "We are pleased to have Kari join Paroc. Kari has extensive international experience of steel industry sales and production, through upswings and recessions. Through his engagement with many markets and product segments he has acquired valuable insight into key account management and customer service. He has also gone through the challenges of major change programmes and participated in significant investment projects.

His experiences in various senior management positions provide a good basis to work as the CEO of Paroc Group. Kari will undoubtedly bring new views and valuable experience to Paroc, all of which will significantly benefit the company in developing further."


Until 31 July 2011, CFO Anders Dahlblom will serve as the acting managing director of Paroc Group Oy.