Erkki Järvinen has been appointed President and CEO of Tikkurila Oy.

Erkki Järvinenhas been appointed President and CEO of Tikkurila Oy. He will assume the new position during the first quarter of 2009. Jarmo Mäenpääwill work as the Managing Director until that time.Visa Pekkarinen, who is responsible for Kemira´s coatings business, has retired.