Toni Laaksonen has been named Glaston Corp.’s new president and CEO. He will assume his new position in September 2024.

Toni Laaksonen has been named Glaston Corp.’s new president and CEO. Laaksonen joins Glaston from Metso Corp., where he was a senior vice president of materials and processing products. He will assume his new position in September 2024.

Laaksonen held various business line and services sales leadership positions in Metso and Outotec before it became a part of Metso. He also served as vice president of parcel services at Posti Group and as a research scientist at VTT Technical Research Center of Finland.

“Glaston has a solid strategy and a dedicated team with vast industry insight, customer knowledge and product expertise,” said board chairperson Veli-Matti Reinikkala. “We wanted to complement the leadership team’s experience further and strengthen the focus on lifecycle services. Toni convinced us with his strong track record in leading profitable growth in international businesses and his experience in developing services businesses. He also has years of experience working abroad in the U.S. and the U.K.”

Antti Kaunonen, who has served as Glaston’s interim CEO, will continue until Laaksonen takes office. Kaunonen will then continue as a board member and resume his position as a member of the board’s People and Remuneration Committee.

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