Nokian Tyres appoints Mr. Mark Earl to lead the Americas Business Area as of May 1, 2018

Nokian Tyres plc Stock Exchange Release March 16, 2018, 03:00 p.m. 

Nokian Tyres appoints Mr. Mark Earl to lead the Americas Business Area as of May 1, 2018 

Mark Earl, B.Sc., has been appointed to the Nokian Tyres management team as Vice President, Americas Business Area, starting May 1, 2018. He will report to the President & CEO Ms. Hille Korhonen.

Mr. Earl’s main responsibility is to implement Nokian Tyres’ North American growth strategy through the Dayton, TN factory project, grow the distribution, and further build and strengthen the Company’s North American organization.  

– We are delighted to get Mark into our team. He is energetic and result-oriented. Mark has a proven track record of growing business in a profitable way in North America. His experience will be a major asset to us, as we are aiming at doubling our sales within 5 years in North America, says Hille Korhonen, President & CEO of Nokian Tyres. 

Mark Earl is currently working as President, Hennessy Industries, a Fortive Corporation company, and he also has extensive working experience at Danaher.

Mr. Tommi Heinonen, the current VP of Americas Business Area, will continue to lead the sales in Americas Business Area and report to Mr. Earl.

Nokian Tyres has also appointed Ms. Päivi Antola, MA, CEFA, to the Nokian Tyres management team as Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications starting in June 2018 at the latest. Antola is joining Nokian Tyres after eight years at Amer Sports Corporation as Head of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. Antola has extensive experience in IR and corporate communications roles in various companies. Antola will report to the President & CEO. 

Mark Earl’s and Päivi Antola’s photos and CVs are available at 

Nokian Tyres plc 

Antti-Jussi Tähtinen
Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Further information: Ms. Hille Korhonen, President & CEO, tel. +358 10 401 7733 

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Nokian Tyres is the world’s northernmost tyre manufacturer. The company promotes and facilitates safe driving in demanding conditions. It supplies innovative tyres for cars, trucks and special heavy machinery mainly in areas with special challenges on tyre performance: snow, forests and harsh driving conditions in different seasons. Nokian Tyres’ product development is consistently aiming for sustainable solutions for safety and the environment, taking into account the whole life cycle of the tyre. A part of the Nokian Tyres group, the tyre chain Vianor has approximately 1,500 stores in 26 countries. In 2017 Nokian Tyres had approximately 4,600 employees and net sales of approximately 1,6 billion euros. Nokian Tyres’ share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. Further information:

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Nokian Tyres is the world’s northernmost tyre manufacturer and one of the most sustainable companies in the industry. We offer peace of mind in all conditions by developing high-quality, safe and eco-friendly tyres for passenger cars, trucks and heavy machinery. We are especially well known for our innovative winter tyres. Our group also includes the Vianor chain, specialising in vehicle maintenance and tyre services. In 2017, the company’s turnover was approximately EUR 1.6 billion and it employed some 4,600 people. Nokian Tyres is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Further information: