Pentti Yliheljo Retiring - Mika Seitovirta Kyro’s New President & CEO

Kyro Group is going to have a new CEO. MSc (Econ) Mika Seitovirta, 44, will start as the Group President & CEO in the beginning of 2007.

Pentti Yliheljo, President & CEO of Kyro since 1996, is retiring from the company. Yliheljo has headed the Group successfully since starting as President of Tamglass in 1992. Major changes carried out by Yliheljo have included the fast global growth of Tamglass, IPO’s of mother company Kyro and telecom division Tecnomen as well as Glaston Technologies’ various acquisitions, with which the Group’s main business area has become the global market and technology leader of glass processing machines.

- I wish Mika Seitovirta warmly welcome to the Kyro Group and hope that Kyro’s evolution continues in his management, says Pentti Yliheljo.

- Before the turn of the year we in Kyro’s team have an eventful and busy quarter ahead of us, to make sure we get to our objectives for 2006, he adds.

Mika Seitovirta, starting as Kyro’s CEO, has acted as Managing Director of Oy Hartwall Ab in 2003-2006. Before this he worked in different positions within Volvo’s Finnish and international organisation, among others as Volvo Car’s Managing Director in Finland.

- Kyro is a global market leader of its industry. The company has both the appetite and the ability to grow. It is exciting to join and continue the development of Kyro, Seitovirta comments upon his new challenge.

Mika Seitovirta starts his orientation in the company on 1 November 2006. Pentti Yliheljo assumes his availability for the Group after the change until the end of June 2007.

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