Joint press release: 23 August 1999
MoDo and SCA
Organisation confirmed for the new Modo Paper
The organisation for the new Modo Paper - the company for fine papers owned
equally by MoDo and SCA - has now been confirmed.
As previously announced, the President of Modo Paper will be Jan Åström, who
is currently president of SCA Fine Paper.
Modo Paper will be organised in six Group Staffs and four business areas. The
organisation will take effect from 1 October 1999, when the new Modo Paper
The Group Staffs will be as follows:
* Finance. Vice President: Thomas Wulkan, at present chief financial officer
of SCA Fine Paper.
* Technology. Vice President: Sven Wird, at present divisional manager of
MoDo Paper Husum. Group Staff Technology includes Research & Development,
based in Örnsköldsvik and Stockstadt.
* Strategic Purchasing. Vice President: Bruno Martsch, at present head of
strategic purchasing at SCA Fine Paper.
* Human Resources. Vice President: Karin Eliasson. Her previous position was
as Vice President at Stora Enso, Corporate Human Resources, in Stockholm.
Previously she has also had leading positions within Human Resources e.g.
within the Celsius Group.
* Legal Affairs.
* Communications/Investor Relations.
The vice presidents of Legal Affairs and Communications/Investor Relations
will be appointed at a later date.
All Group Staff vice presidents will be based at the head office in Stockholm.
The following business areas will be created:
* Commercial Print. This business area comprises coated and uncoated sheets
and reels for the printing industry. Its vice president will be Wolfram D.
Kutter, at present marketing director for Commercial Print at SCA Fine Paper.
Location: Raubling, Germany.
* Office Paper. This business area comprises office paper and form paper,
together with Modo Paper Distribution. Modo Paper Distribution will be located
in the Örnsköldsvik area. The vice president of the business area, based in
Stockholm, will be appointed in the near future.
* Pulp and Packaging. This business area comprises market pulp, packaging
paper, pulp purchasing and the lignin company CWZ, with manufacturing units in
Stockstadt and Mannheim. Its vice president will be Jan Jakobsson, at present
vice president sales and marketing at MoDo Paper. Location: the Örnsköldsvik
* Merchants. This business area comprises the merchanting operations of MoDo
and SCA. Its vice president will be Josef Wanzenböck, at present head of SCA
Paper Trade. The assistant manager will be Ulf Scharin, at present head of
MoDo Merchants. Location: Stockholm.
Modo Paper has seven mills. They will be headed by the following mill managing
Husum: Sven Wird (he will retain this position until a successor is
Wifsta: Jonas Lilja.
Silverdalen: A successor to Hans Karlsson, who is retiring on 30 September
1999, will be appointed in the autumn.
Stockstadt: Wolfgang Czirnich.
Hallein: Robert Hock.
Alizay: Jean-Luc Sarter.
PSM: Guillaume de Vogüe.
The Group will be the third largest manufacturer of fine papers in Europe.
Modo Paper's ambition is to secure market-leading positions in the growth
areas office paper and graphical paper.
Modo Paper intends to be listed on the stock exchange within a period of two
years. The Group will have a turnover of approximately SEK 19 billion, a book
shareholders' equity of about SEK 8 billion and some 6,000 employees. Its
production capacity will amount to about 1.7 million tonnes of fine paper and
deliveries by its merchanting operations will be about 1.1 million tonnes per
For further information please contact: Jan Åström, tel: +46 493 617 08.
Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information
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