Juha Silvennoinen has been appointed President, Services business line in Mining and Construction as of 26 March 2014. Juha has made a long career in ABB where he has held several executive positions in various businesses. In his last position at ABB, he was responsible for Motors and Generators business unit, which employs some 16,000 people globally. In addition to his role as President, Services business line in Mining and Construction, Juha will also be responsible for the development of Metso´s overall services business and strengthening synergies and realising business opportunities within Metso´s services businesses. He will participate in the Metso Executive Team´s meetings.
´Services business counts for more than 50 per cent of our net sales and we want to further develop and grow the business through stronger co-operation across our businesses. Juha will have a key role in this development,´ said Matti Kahkonen, President and CEO, Metso.