Exel Composites strengthens Group Management Team to implement the growth strategy

EXEL COMPOSITES PLC     STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE                   13.1.2015 at 9.30 a.m.

EXEL COMPOSITES STRENGTHENS GROUP MANAGEMENT TEAM TO IMPLEMENT THE GROWTH STRATEGY

MIKKO KETTUNEN APPOINTED SVP CFO, ILKKA SILVANTO APPOINTED SVP STRATEGIC PROJECTS

Mr. Mikko Kettunen, 38, has been appointed SVP, CFO and member of Exel Composites Plc's Group Management Team as of 7 April 2015. He holds an M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from Helsinki School of Economics.

Mr. Kettunen has previously worked as CFO with Maillefer Group based in Switzerland. Prior to that he has worked in several leadership roles in financial management and planning at Foster Wheeler Energia Oy and also gained experience at PwC Corporate Finance Oy in corporate analysis and valuation as well as M&A through several disposal and acquisition projects. Mr. Kettunen succeeds Mr. Ilkka Silvanto, 63, who has been appointed SVP, Strategic Projects, effective as of 7 April 2015, and will continue reporting to CEO and being member of Group Management Team.

In order to continue executing Exel Composites’ new growth strategy, we are now able to strengthen our Management Team with Mikko Kettunen, having great experience from international companies’ financial planning, analysis and management, and also from supporting companies’ turnarounds and working with M&A projects. At the same time we can dedicate Ilkka Silvanto full time to follow up and execute strategic projects, such as factory expansions and M&A screening, Mr. Riku Kytömäki, President and CEO of Exel Composites, says.

 

Vantaa, 13 January 2015

 

EXEL COMPOSITES PLC

Riku Kytömäki
President and CEO

 

Further information
Riku Kytömäki, President and CEO, tel. +358 50 511 8288, or email riku.kytomaki@exelcomposites.com
Ilkka Silvanto, CFO and Administrative Director, tel. +358 50 598 9553, or email ilkka.silvanto@exelcomposites.com

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Exel Composites (www.exelcomposites.com) is a leading composite technology company that designs, manufactures and markets composite products and solutions for demanding applications. Exel Composites provides superior customer experience through continuous innovation, world-class operations and long-term partnerships.

The core of the operations is based on own, internally developed composite technology, product range based on it and strong market position in selected segments with a strong quality and brand image. Profitable growth is pursued by a relentless search for new applications and development in co-operation with customers. The personnel's expertise and high level of technology play a major role in Exel Composites' operations.

Exel Composites Plc share is listed in the Small Cap segment of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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Exel Composites (www.exelcomposites.com) is a leading composite technology company that designs, manufactures and markets composite products and solutions for demanding applications. Exel Composites provides superior customer experience through continuous innovation, world-class operations and long-term partnerships. The core of the operations is based on own, internally developed composite technology, product range based on it and strong market position in selected segments with a strong quality and brand image. Profitable growth is pursued by a relentless search for new applications and development in co-operation with customers. The personnel’s expertise and high level of technology play a major role in Exel Composites’ operations. Exel Composites Plc share is listed in Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.

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