Changes in the Fiskars Group Leadership Team

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Fiskars Corporation
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June 11, 2018 at 14:00 EEST

Changes in the Fiskars Group Leadership Team

Paul Tonnesen, President, SBU Functional, has decided to leave Fiskars. The Strategic Business Unit (SBU) Functional provides tools for use in and around the house as well as outdoors. SBU Functional includes brands such as Fiskars, Gerber and Gilmour.

Tonnesen was appointed President for the global SBU Functional and a member of the group leadership team in March 2017, and he has been with the company since 2007.

“Paul has played an instrumental role in the development of Fiskars' position in the U.S., and during his tenure, he has led the team in many firsts and milestones in the Americas business. With Paul’s unwavering customer focus, Fiskars has consistently grown its share of the market and strengthened its presence in the U.S., and we are well positioned to build on this record of success. I express my sincere thanks for Paul's valuable contributions throughout the years, and wish him all the best and a bright future ahead", said Jaana Tuominen, President and CEO, Fiskars Corporation.

Fiskars has started the search for a new leader who will continue to develop the global Functional business, building on the successes in the Americas, Europe and Australia. In addition to her role as the President and CEO, Jaana Tuominen will act as the interim President, SBU Functional. The changes in the Fiskars Group Leadership Team are effective immediately.


Jaana Tuominen
President and CEO

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