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Hannu Hautala appointed Chief Executive Officer of Nordkalk

Tiina Roine (info a, 21 December 2016

Nordkalk’s Board of Directors has appointed Hannu Hautala (51), M.Sc. (Eng.), as Chief Executive Officer of Nordkalk as of 2.1.2017 reporting to Tomas von Rettig, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nordkalk and President and CEO of Rettig Group.

Hannu Hautala has most recently worked for Outokumpu Oyj as Senior Vice President and head of the Finnish business unit with annual turnover of about EUR 2 600 million. Before that he worked for Elcoteq, Flextronics and Rautaruukki in various leadership positions. 

Hannu succeeds Tarmo Tuominen who has been Nordkalk’s Acting Chief Executive Officer since September 2016. Tarmo has been appointed Deputy CEO of Nordkalk as of January 2017 and will continue in his position as Chief Supply Chain Officer of Nordkalk. He has worked for Nordkalk since 1982.

"Hannu has an outstanding industrial background that will be a great asset for Nordkalk’s growth ambitions. I am very pleased with the appointment of a professional of such high caliber and with such a strong background in the European steel industry. I welcome Hannu to Rettig Group and Nordkalk and look forward to starting the work in early January 2017", said Tomas von Rettig.

For further information:
Tomas von Rettig, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nordkalk and President and CEO of Rettig Group, Tel. +358 40 7455276 or
Hannu Hautala, Tel. +358 (0)40 7122432.

Rettig Group is a Finnish family held investment company that creates value for generations through active and responsible ownership. Our holdings include Rettig ICC (indoor climate comfort), Nordkalk (limestone), Alandia (insurance), eQ (asset management and corporate finance) and Anchor (financial investments). Through these businesses Rettig Group is active in about 28 countries globally and employs over 4,000 people.

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