VANTAA, Finland - Erkki Järvinen has been appointed President and CEO of Tikkurila Oy. He is currently working as President and CEO of Rautakirja Corp., which belongs to Sanoma Oyj. He has held the position since 2001. Järvinen is also a member of the Executive Management Group of Sanoma Oyj. He worked as President and Senior Vice President of Kiosk Operations for Rautakirja Corp. during 1997–2001.
Järvinen will take his position as the President and CEO of Tikkurila during the first quarter of 2009. Jarmo Mäenpää will work as the Managing Director until Järvinen starts his work at Tikkurila. Visa Pekkarinen, who is responsible for Kemira´s coatings business, will retire the end of October 2008.