ASPOCOMP GROUP OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE Feb 2, 2004 9:00 AM 1(3)
MAIJA-LIISA FRIMAN APPOINTED AS ASPOCOMP’S PRESIDENT AND CEO
The Board of Directors of Aspocomp Group Oyj has appointed Maija-
Liisa Friman as the new President and CEO of the company. Ms Friman
is currently Managing Director at Vattenfall Oy. Prior to her current
position, Ms Friman was Managing Director at Gyproc Oy and has
previously held various management positions in Kemira Oyj in Finland
and the United States. She is 52 years old and has a Master of
Science degree in chemical engineering from the Helsinki University
“Maija-Liisa Friman has strong management experience from
international organisations. This is important to Aspocomp, since the
company operates in global business with significant growing
operations in Asia. In providing customer value, Aspocomp has a
strong focus in co-operation with the customers in R&D, production
and operations also in Finland and Europe”, says Tuomo Lähdesmäki,
Chairman of the Board.
“I am delighted to join Aspocomp at a moment where the company and
the industry are preparing for an exciting development phase.
Aspocomp has a strong manufacturing platform to serve both global and
local customer needs in all continents”, says Maija-Liisa Friman.
Ms Friman will take up her new appointment no later than May 1st,
2004. Until that point of time, the duties of Chief Executive Officer
of the company will be performed by Mr Pertti Vuorinen, Chief
Financial Officer and Deputy CEO of Aspocomp.
ASPOCOMP GROUP OYJ
Board of Directors
For further information, please contact:
Chairman of the Board Mr Tuomo Lähdesmäki, available for telephone
interviews today between 10.00 and 12.00 a.m, tel.+358 50 5879648
Ms Maija-Liisa Friman, President and CEO, available for telephone
interviews today between 10.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.
tel. +358 400 488 932.
ASPOCOMP GROUP OYJ
Chairman of the Board
Press and Media
ASPOCOMP IN BRIEF
Aspocomp Group serves the electronics industry by supplying high-tech
electronic components and services like PWBs (printed wiring boards),
PWB-related design as well as mechanics and modules. Aspocomp’s
products are used in mobile handsets, telecommunications
infrastructure, automotive and other industrial applications.
Aspocomp Group’s production sites are located near the customers in
Finland, China and Thailand. The Group net sales in 2002 were about
EUR 180 million and the number of personnel was about 3000.
The Group parent company Aspocomp Group Oyj is listed on the Helsinki
Stock Exchanges since year 1999.
Born in 1952. Married, 1 child born in 1987.
1977 : Helsinki University of Technology
1978 – 1981 : Kemira Oy, Harjavalta Fertiliser Plant
Plant Engineer, Materials Engineer
1981 – 1982 : Kemira Oy, Harjavalta Fertiliser Plant
Industrial Safety Officer
1982 – 1984 : Grupo Guadiana, Durango, Mexico
1984 – 1985 : Kemira Agro, Finland
1985 – 1987 : Kemira Inc. Savannah, Ga, USA
1988 – 1990 : Kemira Inc. Savannah, Ga, USA
Manager, Quality Control & Sales Service
1990 – 1993 : Kemira Oy, Finland
Planning Manager, Titanium Oxide Division
1993 – 2000 : Gyproc Oy, Finland
2000 – : Vattenfall Oy, Finland
Maija-Liisa Friman is currently a member of the board in Metso Oyj,
Rautaruukki Oyj and Sponda Oyj.