VANTAA, Finland - Allan Suvi, General Director of LLC Tikkurila, the Ukrainian subsidiary of Tikkurila, which is responsible for Kemira's paints and coatings business, has resigned from his duties in order to pursue new challenges outside Tikkurila. Raivo Voit has been appointed the new General Director of LLC Tikkurila, as of Jan. 12, 2009. Based in Kiev, Ukraine, he will bear responsibility for developing Tikkurila's decorative paints and industrial coatings businesses in Ukraine. He will report to Janno Paju, Vice President, Tikkurila Deco East, and to Yury Matyas, Director, Tikkurila Industrial Coatings East.