Kaarina, Finland, MetGen – industrial enzyme solution provider, has appointed Forest Industry expert Martin Granholm as Chairman of its board of Directors. MetGen serves pulp & paper and renewable chemicals markets by delivering sustainable enzymatic solutions, and Granholm brings deep expertise and experience to the company.
“Forest industry is undergoing major changes as global demand for traditional forest products shifts. While helping the forest sector adjust to changes in market needs, MetGen is also involved in building relative new industry sector – renewable chemicals. I am confident that Martin experience will have an immediate impact on the direction of the company’s strategic development. MetGen’s team is excited to have Martin on our board, and we look forward to his guidance and contributions” said Alex Michine, CEO of MetGen.”
Martin Granholm is a former Deputy CEO of UPM-Kymmene Oyj. During his 35 years in several positions in the Forest Industry, he also acted as member and chairman in the boards of various organizations in Logistics, Energy, University, and Insurance. Furthermore, he has held positions in the Chamber of Commerce organization both locally and globally.
“During my time in the Forest industry, I have seen wood as different types of fibers and chemicals. Today, when industries look for entering the bio-stage, MetGen’s enzymes provide a real key into this future – and not only in the Forest sector. The market is asking for renewable concepts, energy savings, product quality improvements and environmentally friendlier solutions. MetGen is perfectly positioned in this development. I look forward to participating in building on this opportunity together with the board and the whole MetGen organization “, said Granholm