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Jarkko Kaplin appointed Chief Executive Officer of Nordkalk

Nordkalk (info a, 26 November 2014

Nordkalk's Board of Directors has appointed Jarkko Kaplin (47), M.Sc. (Chem. Eng.), as Chief Executive Officer of Nordkalk as of 1.1.2015 reporting to Hans Sohlström, President and CEO of Rettig Group.

Jarkko Kaplin has been Vice President PulpPaper & Finland at Nordkalk since 2012. As new Chief Executive Officer of Nordkalk he will continue to be in charge of that division until further notice. Jarkko will also be member of Rettig Group's management team.

Jarkko succeeds Bertel Karlstedt, Nordkalk's Chief Executive Officer since 2006, who has been appointed President of the Pulp and Energy business line of Finnish Valmet Corporation as of 1.2.2015.
"Jarkko has achieved good results and shown strong leadership as head of Nordkalk's biggest divison PulpPaper & Finland. As we continue to pursue our mission to create value for generations, I am very pleased with Jarkko Kaplin as Nordkalk's new Chief Executive Officer and member of Rettig Group's management team. I want to thank Bertel Karlstedt for his valuable contribution as Chief Executive Officer of Nordkalk and wish him further success in his new position outside of Rettig Group", said Hans Sohlström, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nordkalk and President and CEO of Rettig Group.
Before Nordkalk, Jarkko Kaplin worked for Metsä Group (2002-2012) where he held various executive positions within Operations, Energy and Sourcing. 
For further information, please contact:

Hans Sohlström, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nordkalk and President and CEO of Rettig Group:
Tel. +358 9 6188 3220, email: Send e-mail or

Jarkko Kaplin, Vice President PulpPaper & Finland, Nordkalk:
Tel. +358 (0)50 409 6501, email: Send e-mail or
Bertel Karlstedt, Chief Executive Officer of Nordkalk:
Tel. +358 (0)40 553 3859, email: Send e-mail or

Jarkko Kaplin's photo in highres
Rettig Group is a Finnish family business that creates value for generations through sustainable and long-term growth. In all our businesses we focus on leading market positions and more customer value with less environmental impact. Rettig Group owns Rettig ICC - Europe's leading supplier of heat emitters and indoor climate comfort; Nordkalk - northern Europe's leading supplier of limestone-based products for industry, agriculture and environmental care; and Bore - the industrial shipping service provider. In 2013, Rettig Group's turnover was EUR 974 million and the group had about 4,300 employees in 25 countries.

Nordkalk is the leading producer of high-quality limestone-based products in Northern Europe. The products are used e.g. in environmental care, in the paper, steel and building materials industries as well as in agriculture. Nordkalk has operations in 9 countries and employs some 1,050 people. Nordkalk invests in the co-existence of industrial operations and environmental care, and our operations have been certified according to the ISO 14001 environmental standard. Nordkalk is a member of Rettig Group.



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