Miika Äppelqvist

Miika Äppelqvist has been appointed vice president of emerging technologies at Glaston effective May 1, 2019. He succeeds Juha Liettyä who is moving to the position of president of Glaston Technologies. The Emerging Technologies Unit, established in 2017, provides engineering and consultant services in the field of emerging glass technologies.

Äppelqvist has more than ten years’ experience at Glaston and previously headed the company’s Architectural Business Unit, which includes flat tempering, laminating and automation. In his new position he will report to president and CEO Arto Metsänen and will be stationed in Tampere, Finland.

“I am very pleased to appoint Miika as head of our Emerging Technologies Unit,” says Metsänen. “We have many interesting projects and negotiations on-going, and I am sure that Miika, with his strong background, will step up the speed of the business even further and seek new opportunities offering Glaston’s and Bystronic glass’ combined portfolios. Emerging glass technologies are an essential part of our strategy and an important growth area for Glaston.”

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