Press Release
12.6. 2008

Maarit Toivanen-Koivisto appointed to Vuorineuvos

Maarit Toivanen-Koivisto has been appointed to Vuorineuvos, a honorary title granted by the President of Finland to leading industry figures. She is the second woman in the history of Finland to receive this title. Title has no official nor established English translation. It litterally means mining councellor.

- I am truly grateful for this distinction and I see this as an acknowledgement to family enterprises and woman leadership, Maarit Toivanen-Koivisto says. – I want to thank everyone involved in this process as well as our family company’s employees, who have made our continuous growth possible. – This is an acknowledgement to our common work, she continues.

Onninen provides comprehensive materials services to contractors, industry, public organisations and technical product retailers.  We are a family-owned company and have operated in the industry since 1913. We have 3,300 employees in our Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Polish, Russian and Baltic operations. Our net sales for 2007 totalled EUR 1.7 billion.

Kai Puustinen, Senior Vice President Group Communications, tel. +358 40 776 7068