Bernd Eikens appointed Executive Vice President, UPM Paper Asia

Press Release 15.12.2015 15:00 EET

​UPM-Kymmene Corporation    Stock Exchange Release    15 December 2015 at 10:30 EET
Bernd Eikens appointed Executive Vice President, UPM Paper Asia
Bernd Eikens has been appointed Executive Vice President responsible for the UPM Paper Asia business area as of 1 February 2016. 
He has been with UPM since 1998 holding several senior leadership positions in the paper business. He is currently responsible for UPM Paper in Europe and North America.
He has two master's degrees, one in Paper Technology (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany) and another in Industrial Engineering (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA).  Additionally, he holds a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Colorado State University, United States.
He is a board member of EUROGRAPH (European Association of Graphic Paper Producers) and VDP (German Pulp and Paper Association). Also, he is a member of the board of directors of Johann Bunte Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG.
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UPM Paper Asia produces fine papers to Asian markets and label and packaging materials to global markets. Its main customers are retailers, printers, publishers, distributors and paper converters. UPM Paper Asia is a leader in sustainable development. UPM Paper Asia's fine papers are manufactured at the UPM Changshu mill in China, and the labelling and packaging materials at the UPM Jämsänkoski and UPM Tervasaari mills in Finland. With headquarters in Shanghai, UPM Paper Asia employs approximately 1,700 people in China, Finland, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Australia.
Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 20,000 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company -