HELSINKI—Less than a month after announcing job and production cuts at its plant in Nokia, Finland, Nokian Tyres P.L.C. said it has shuffled personnel at its passenger car tire operations.
The move is part of a shakeup of the operational structure and management-team responsibilities to help restore profitability, the Finnish tire maker said.
Rami Helminen, formerly head of Nokian's passenger car tire operations, has left the company to “continue his career elsewhere.”
In the new management structure, said Nokian, the former operations of passenger car tires will be “disintegrated and reorganized” with product management, research and development, and sales functions reporting directly to the CEO.
Procurement, demand and supply management together with logistics and customer service functions will be part of a new Supply Operations unit.
“The new operational model is a right step on our path back to profitable growth,” said Ari Lehtoranta, president and CEO of Nokian.
Former vice president, production and production technology, Esa Eronen has now been nominated as vice president, Supply Operations.
Also, former vice presidente Nokian Heavy Tyres, Pontus Stenberg, has been nominated as vice president for sales to lead the global sales and sales development unit.
Manu Salmi, formerly procurement vice president, will serve as vice president, Nokian Heavy Tyres.