Alma Media Corporation Press release 10 November 2014, 14:15 (EET)
MATTI KÄKI TO LEAD ALMA MANU PRINTING PRESS
Matti Käki, 49, M. Sc. (Tech.), has been appointed as Director of Alma Manu printing press. With the appointment, he also joins the Alma Regional Media management team. Käki will assume responsibility for printing press operations, revenue growth and financial performance. He will take up the post from 1 January 2015.
"I am excited to be joining Alma Manu as a Director. It is a great privilege to lead a cutting-edge print house and work with a team of such highly-skilled, expert professionals," Käki said.
He is confident that the print media will continue to thrive alongside online media into the future, as a source of high-quality journalism and as an effective advertising channel.
"However, in the future, the only print houses to thrive will be those that are able to align their operations and product offering with the needs of their clients. I am confident that Alma Manu will be one of the success stories," he added.
Previously, Käki has held positions as Managing Director at Forssa Print, as Unit Manager at Hansaprint Oy, part of the TS Group and as Managing Director of Hansaprint Direct Oy. Käki first began his career at the Sanoma Corporation print house, working as a project engineer and production manager.
Alma Manu's new printing facility at Sarankulma in Tampere, Finland was commissioned in spring 2013. Current output is some five million newspapers per week. Alma Regional Media is a business unit publishing all of Alma Media's regional, local and city newspapers. Its best-known brands are Aamulehti, Satakunnan Kansa, Lapin Kansa, Kainuun Sanomat and Pohjolan Sanomat.
For more information, please contact:
Kari Juutilainen, Senior Vice President, Alma Regional Media, +358 50 435 4159.
Alma Media in brief
Alma Media is a media company focusing on digital services and publishing. In addition to news services, the company's products provide useful information related to lifestyle, career and business development. The services of Alma Media have expanded from Finland to the Nordic countries, the Baltics and central Europe. The company employs 1,965 professionals (excluding distributors), of whom approximately one third work outside Finland. Alma Media's revenue in 2013 totalled approximately MEUR 300. Alma Media's share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.almamedia.com.