GLASTON CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE 30 APRIL 2019
Miika Äppelqvist (37), MSc, Industrial engineering and management, has been appointed VP, Emerging Technologies as of 1 May 2019. In his position, he succeeds Juha Liettyä who takes up the position as President of Glaston Technologies. The Emerging Technologies unit, established in 2017, provides engineering and consultant services in the field of emerging glass technologies and is continuously looking for new business opportunities.
Miika Äppelqvist has more than 10 years’ experience at Glaston and has previously headed Glaston’s Architectural Business Unit including flat tempering, laminating and automation. In his new position he will report to President and CEO Arto Metsänen and will be stationed in Tampere, Finland.
“I am very pleased to appoint Miika as head of our Emerging Technologies unit. We have many interesting projects and negotiations on-going, and I am sure that Miika with his strong background will step up the speed of the business even further and seek new opportunities offering Glaston’s and Bystronic glass’ combined portfolios. Emerging glass technologies are an essential part of our strategy and an important growth area for Glaston.”
President and CEO
For further information:
President & CEO Arto Metsänen, tel. +358 10 500 6100
Joséphine Mickwitz, VP IR, Communications & Marketing, tel +358 500 5070
Attachment: Miika Äppelqvist picture
Glaston is the glass processing industry’s innovative technology leader supplying equipment, services and solutions to the architectural, automotive, solar and appliance industries. The company also supports the development of emerging technologies integrating intelligence to glass.
As of April 2019, Bystronic glass is part of Glaston Group. Together we are committed to providing our clients with both the best know-how and the latest technologies in glass processing, with the purpose of building a better tomorrow through safer, smarter, and more energy efficient glass solutions. We operate globally with manufacturing, services and sales offices in 12 countries. Glaston’s shares (GLA1V) are listed on NASDAQ Helsinki Ltd.