Stora Enso appoints John Gillen as Region Manager North America

STORA ENSO OYJ Stock Exchange Release 5 October at 16.30

Stora Enso appoints John Gillen as Region Manager North America

John Gillen, 46, has been appointed Region Manager North America 
and President of Stora Enso North America Corporation, effective 
from 1 January 2006. He has also been invited to become a member 
of the Stora Enso Management Group. Lars Bengtsson, currently 
Senior Executive Vice President of Stora Enso’s North American 
operations and member of the Stora Enso Executive Management 
Group will retire on 31 December 2005.

John Gillen is currently Senior Vice President, Coated 
Mechanical Papers at Stora Enso’s North American operations, a 
position he has held since 2002. In his role as President of 
Stora Enso North America Corporation and Region Manager, he will 
report to CEO Jukka Härmälä. In addition to his new duties, he 
will continue to oversee coated mechanical operations at the 
Biron, Niagara and Whiting mills in Wisconsin. In that capacity 
he will report to Bernd Rettig, Senior Executive Vice President, 
Stora Enso Publication Paper. 

North American Organisation
The North American business areas became part of the Stora Enso 
global product divisions on 1 September 2005. The support areas 
will continue to be locally led. Organisational units reporting 
to the Region Manager include:

•	Communications 
•	Human Resources
•	Power & Energy
•	Purchasing & Logistics
•	Shared Services (Finance, IT and Legal)
•	Strategy, Investments and Mergers & Acquisitions
•	Wood Supply US

Other North American support services including Research, 
Engineering and Maintenance will continue to report to Russ 
Wanke, Senior Vice President, Fine Paper, North America.



For further information, please contact:
Lars Bengtsson, SEVP, Stora Enso North America, tel. +1 715 
422 4039
Kari Vainio, EVP, Corporate Communications, tel. +44 7799 
348 197
Keith B Russell, SVP, Investor Relations, tel. +44 20 7016 3146
John Gillen, Senior Vice President, Coated Mechanical Papers, 
North America,  tel. +1 84 7 627 3519
Tim Laatsch, SVP, Corporate Communications, Stora Enso North 
America, tel. +1 715 422 4023

www.storaenso.com
www.storaenso.com/investors

Previous press releases concerning Stora Enso’s North American 
operations:

- 30 August 2005: Stora Enso to merge its North American 
division into its global product divisions


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