VANTAA, Finland - Normunds Feldbergs has resigned as Area Sales Manager for Central Asia and General Director of TOO Tikkurila, a subsidiary of Tikkurila, part of the Kemira Group. Simo Laitala has been appointed Regional Director for Tikkurila Deco East, Central Asia, as well as the new General Director of the subsidiary TOO Tikkurila. Based in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Laitala will be responsible for developing Tikkurila's decorative paints business in Central Asia. He will report to Janno Paju, Vice President, Tikkurila Deco East.