NOKIA, Finland—Nokian Tyres P.L.C. has appointed Anna Hyvoenen, a member of its management team for the past four years, senior vice president for North America, replacing Mark Earl, who has left Nokian "to pursue other career opportunities."
Hyvoenen adds responsibility for North America to her duties as senior vice president for Nokian's Nordics region and the Vianor retail tire and auto service business.
Tommi Heinonen, head of sales in North America, will start reporting to Anna Hyvoenen.
North America represents 12 percent of Nokian's global sales. The Finnish company, which opened its first factory in the U.S. earlier this year, has stated on several occasions its goal is to double sales in North America by 2023.