Halton appoints new Group CEO

Long-standing CEO of Halton Group, Heikki Rinne, will retire in the beginning of January, 2016. Kai Konola, Executive Vice President of Weather Business area at Vaisala Oyj and member of the company's Management Group has been nominated as Rinne's successor as Halton's new CEO.

- Kai Konola has gained versatile experience in demanding executive positions in global technology companies. We wish him warmly welcome at Halton, says Mika Halttunen, the Group's Chairman of the Board.

Kai Konola will enter Halton in December this year.

Heikki Rinne will have directed Halton for 13 years.

- During Heikki Rinne's years Halton has evolved into one of the world's leading providers of demanding indoor climate solutions. Heikki Rinne is retiring in a phase where Halton Group is growing and financially stable. I warmly thank him for his significant contribution for developing and directing the company, Mika Halttunen says.

For further information, please contact

Mika Halttunen, Chairman of the Board, Halton Group  
Tel.  +358 400 711 299
Email mika.halttunen@halton.com

Halton Group specialises in indoor climate products, services and solutions as well as indoor environment management. Our areas of expertise and product ranges include air diffusion, air flow management, ventilation fire safety, kitchen and galley ventilation, air filtration, and indoor environment management services. Halton provides solutions for commercial and public buildings, health care facilities and laboratories, as well as commercial kitchens and restaurants. Halton is also one of the best known providers of indoor climate solutions for ships and oil drilling platforms.

Halton was founded in 1969 and currently has operations more than 30 countries. The company has production facilities in Finland, France, Hungary, Germany, the UK, Canada, China, Malaysia and the USA. The R&D facilities are located in the USA, Canada, the UK, Germany, France, Malaysia, China and Finland. In addition, Halton has license manufacturing in South Africa, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia. Halton employs 1,350 people (2014). The Group's net sales were EUR 190 million in 2014. www.halton.com

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Halton Group is the global technology leader in indoor air solutions for demanding spaces. The company develops and provides solutions for commercial and public premises, healthcare institutions and laboratories, professional kitchens and restaurants as well as energy production environments and marine vessels. Halton's mission is to provide its end-users with safe, comfortable and productive indoor environments that are energy-efficient and comply with sustainable principles. The company was founded in Finland in 1969. Today, Halton Group has production units in ten and R&D units in eight countries. Licensed production is carried out in four countries. Halton Group employs nearly 1500 people in over 30 countries. The company’s turnover in 2016 was approximately 200 million euros. For more information, visit www.halton.com.

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