Ross Crittenden, Senior Vice President, Research, Technologies, Licencing, Technology Sales, has been appointed to the Valio Executive Board as of 1 September 2016, with responsibility for new international retail markets, Valio’s Danish subsidiary, and license and technology sales.
New Markets remit
The New Markets unit, License and Technology Sales unit, and the Tikkurila starter plant will continue to operate with their current personnel within Executive Vice President Ross Crittenden’s remit, to be known overall as New Markets.
Valio’s Danish subsidiary Valio Danmark ApS, and country manager Thomas Poulsen, will be transferred from the Finnish Sales and marketing organisation to operate under Ross Crittenden.
Ph.D. Ross Crittenden joined Valio in 2011, holding executive positions in Valio’s R&D organisation, and has managed the ingredients and baby foods business.
Product groups and R&D remit
Anu Kaukovirta-Norja, Doctor of Science (Technology) has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Research and Technology, under Executive Vice President Tuomas Salusjärvi, as of 5 September 2016.
Anu is joining Valio from VTT Technical Research Centre Of Finland Ltd where she has held a number of positions, e.g. Vice President R&D in the Bio and Process Technology unit, and Vice President R&D in the Solutions for Natural Resources and Environment unit.
The Operations, Strategy and HR, and Finance and Information Technology remits will continue to operate with their current organisations.