Suominen adds Global Manager for Health, Safety & Quality
Suominen has strengthened its organization for Health, Safety, Environment and Quality function and named Mr Juan Carlos Esteve (Technical Industrial Engineering) as the Global Manager of this newly consolidated function.
Previously, he acted as Global Continuous Improvement Manager for Suominen and was also responsible for the Quality and Assurance functions of Suominen’s Alicante plant in Spain. Mr Esteve will report to Larry L. Kinn, Senior Vice President, Operations Americas.
The timing of the appointment is aligned with Suominen’s launch of its Behavior Based Safety program, which both underscores the company’s commitment to safety in the workplace and also signals the transition to a proactive and predictive shift in the working culture, Mr Kinn says.
Suominen supplies its industrial and retail customers with nonwovens and flexible packaging for use in consumer products worldwide. Suominen is the global market leader in nonwovens for wipes. The company employs more than 1,000 people in Europe and in the Americas.
Suominen’s net sales in 2013 amounted to MEUR 433.1 and reported operating profit excluding non-recurring items was MEUR 18.1 (continuing operations).