The board of directors at Mavic and Suunto owner Amer Sports has named Mr Heikki Takala as Amer Sports’ President and CEO starting on 1 April 2010. Roger Talermo, the current President and CEO of Amer Sports Corp, will continue in a special role assigned by the Amer Sports board until 21 June 2010, after when he will resign from the company.
Executive Vice President and Deputy to President and CEO Pekka Paalanne has been appointed as acting President and CEO from 22 December 2009 until 31 March 2010.
43 year old incoming President Heikki Takala is currently working at Procter & Gamble as Commercial Director of Procter & Gamble’s Salon Professional Global Commercial Operations. He has served at Procter & Gamble for 17 years in several line management positions in regional and product line capacities.