Finnish Fibreboard is one of Europe’s largest hardboard manufacturers, selling the Lion-branded board.

“Finnish Fibreboard is embarking upon a period of growth and new development with the UK market in mind,” said the company.

“Great Britain has always been one of our most valued markets, which is why it has been so important for the company to appoint the right person to this position.”

Mr Jones has built up a long experience in the sales and marketing of wood-based panels. Prior to his appointment he worked for Unilin Panels for 16 years, being responsible for the UK and Ireland.

Heinola-based Finnish Fibreboard has a production capacity of over 65,000m3.