SOURCE: Stora Enso Oyj

January 25, 2006 04:26 ET

Stora Enso Appoints Gary Parafinczuk as New Head of Group HR

HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 25, 2006 -- Stora Enso (NYSE: SEO) today announced that Stora Enso has appointed Gary Parafinczuk as Executive Vice President, Corporate Human Resources and Business Excellence and member of the Management Group (MG) with effect from 1 March 2006. He will be based in the Stora Enso International Office in London and report to Christer Ågren, head of IT, HR and Business Excellence, who will also become the Swedish Country Manager on 1 April 2006.

Gary Parafinczuk is currently Senior Vice President, Human Resources, in Stora Enso's North American operations. He joined the Group in 2000.

Gary Parafinczuk will succeed in his new position Per Ericson, who has decided to resign from Stora Enso with effect from 28 February 2006.

Scott Lipinski, currently Director, Human Resources Development, will succeed Gary Parafinczuk as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, region North America.

Stora Enso is an integrated paper, packaging and forest products company producing publication and fine papers, packaging boards and wood products, areas in which the Group is a global market leader. Stora Enso sales totalled EUR 12.4 billion in 2004. The Group has some 45 000 employees in more than 40 countries in five continents and an annual production capacity of 16.4 million tonnes of paper and board and 7.7 million cubic metres of sawn wood products, including 3.2 million cubic metres of value-added products. Stora Enso's shares are listed in Helsinki, Stockholm and New York.

Stora Enso Oyj

Business ID 1039050-8

Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:
    Tim Laatsch
    Senior Vice President, Communications
    Stora Enso North America,
    tel. 715 422 4023