Fixing the operating environment of the sawmill industry
The sawmill industry is one of the most significant branches of industry in Europe. The value of its annual production is about €27 billion and the industry directly employs some 300,000 people.
“Kimmo Järvinen has been chosen to lead an organisation that is tasked with renewing and developing the operating prerequisites of European sawmill businesses,” says Stora Enso’s Hannu Kasurinen, who serves as the Chairman of the EOS Board of Directors.
Järvinen has diverse and extensive experience of research and marketing work in the forest-based sector. He previously served as the Managing Director of the wood products industry’s joint research organisation Finnish Wood Research Oy, which he also helped originally establish.
The European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry was established in 1958 to serve as a lobby group for the sawmill businesses of Europe. It coordinates cooperation within the sawmill industry of Europe. For the most part, industry companies participate in the activities of the EOS through their national organisations. The Finnish Forest Industries Federation represents Finland’s interests at the EOS.
Kimmo Järvinen, Secretary General (from 1 Feb 2013), European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry, tel. +358 40 720 6311
Hannu Kasurinen, Executive Vice President, Stora Enso Building and Living, tel. +358 2046 21222