Metso Corporation’s Board of Directors has appointed Bertel Karlstedt (40) as President of Metso’s fibre and paper technology business area, Metso Paper. He will also become a member of Metso’s Executive Board. Karlstedt is currently President of Metso Paper’s papermaking lines. Arto Aaltonen will continue as Executive Vice President of Metso Paper. Metso Paper’s current President, Juhani Pakkala will retire in 2003 but will remain on the Metso Paper’s Board of Directors.