Lahti Glass Technology has changed its Managing Director.

Jarmo Sopanen has been appointed as the Finland-based company’s new Managing Director, and took over from Jarmo Näppi, who is to retire.

Mr Näppi has led Lahti Glass Technology since its founding in 2018 and will operate as a Senior Advisor to the new Managing Director until his contract expires in the summer.

He said: “It’s nearly five years since Lahti Glass Technology was founded and I was invited to run the company.

I’m truly grateful to the Zippe family and the board of directors about the trust and great support I have enjoyed during my term, which will soon end to my retirement.

“I heartfully thank the personnel of Lahti Glass Technology for excellent and committed work on glass factory projects and good spirit on each day in the office and at the sites.”

Mr Sopanen previously worked as the company’s Sales Director.

He said: “I´m very grateful to have this opportunity to continue the great work Jarmo has done.

"I'm going to take the company forward with a great team working together. I think my experience in the glass industry will help, I already have a good network of people in the industry.

“I look into the future with a positive mindset. We have the ability to solve our customers' challenges - in new and old plants.

"And we will continue to invest in solving challenges in order to be of benefit to our current and future customers."