Amerplast COO Reima Kerttula retiring

31 Jul Amerplast COO Reima Kerttula retiring

Amerplast COO Reima Kerttula retiring


(Tampere 31.7.2017) Reima Kerttula, COO of Amerplast has decided to retire from his operational duties as of August 1st, 2017. Kerttula will remain a non-executive member of the Amerplast Board and in this role will continue with his valuable contributions to the company.


Kerttula joined Amerplast in 2013. When Lonsdale Capital Partners acquired Amerplast in July 2014, he agreed to continue to drive efficiency and capex programs for a three year period.


Following Kerttula’s retirement the Amerplast CEO Børge Kvamme will take over the management responsibilities and Tuomo Riihimäki, Plant Manager Tampere & Ikaalinen, will take over operational responsibilities and is appointed Production Director as of August 1st, reporting to Kvamme. Amerplast Leadership Team as of August will consist of CEO Børge Kvamme, CFO Iska Nirviö, Group Sales & R&D Director Ari-Pekka Pietilä and Production Director Tuomo Riihimäki.


“It has been a real pleasure to work with the driven and talented people of Amerplast. Not least because of our people I have all the faith in the successful future of this company”, says Reima Kerttula. “The daily operations will be in excellent hands. Progress made with the overall business, improvements in production efficiency and our systematic investment plan also create a strong foundation for future growth”, Kerttula continues. “I am pleased to continue my work as a member of the Amerplast Board and will maintain a keen interest in the company’s future also as one of the owners.”


“Reima’s dedicated and successful leadership in driving our manufacturing and capex programs has been an important element in the progress we have made over the past years. The company is truly grateful for his achievements and his commitment to our business”, says Børge Kvamme. “We wish Reima all the best when moving on to his well-earned retirement, while being pleased to have him available to share his knowledge and experience as a non-executive member of the Amerplast Board.”



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About Amerplast


Amerplast, founded in 1952, is one of Europe’s largest flexo printers and bag converters and a leader in innovative packaging solutions, manufacturing high-performance flexible packaging for fast moving consumer goods for both food and non-food categories. The company plays a key role in consumer goods categories such as retail bags, bakery, fresh and frozen food, consumer tissue and personal care. Amerplast is a forerunner in transforming the flexible packaging industry into an environmentally sound business. With manufacturing plants in Finland and Poland and sales offices in Sweden, Russia and Germany, Amerplast employs around 430 people and sells to customers in more than twenty five countries.