In order to better reflect its business dynamics and market drivers, Glaston has made changes to its group structure. As of January 1, 2020, Glaston Corp. has three business areas: Glaston Heat Treatment Technologies, Glaston Insulating Glass Technologies and Glaston Automotive & Emerging Technologies. The business areas also form the company’s three reporting segments in which services are included. Machine and services sales, order intake and order book will also be reported separately as additional information. Glaston will publish comparable numbers for the new segments before the publication of the first quarter 2020 interim report.

In connection to the organizational change, appointments have been made to the executive management group, which includes:

  • Arto Metsänen as president and CEO;
  • Sasu Koivumäki as COO, sales and integration;
  • Päivi Lindqvist as CFO;
  • Juha Liettyä as senior vice president of Glaston Heat Treatment Technologies;
  • Dietmar Walz as senior vice president of Glaston Insulating Glass Technologies;
  • Robert Prange as senior vice president of Glaston Automotive and Emerging Technologies;
  • Artturi Mäki as senior vice president of services; and
  • Taina Tirkkonen as general counsel and senior vice president of human resources.

The company also began the rebranding of Bystronic glass, which it plans to complete by the end of 2020. The brand will be merged into the company brand Glaston. In connection to the acquisition announcement in 2019, Glaston communicated its right to use the Bystronic glass brand for a limited time period.