Wärtsilä's R&D Chief Paro Retires

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

February 27, 2006

Senior Vice President Daniel Paro (60), who has played a decisive role in the development of Wärtsilä's current engine portfolio, retires on March 1, 2006. Paro was head of the Research Center in Vaasa and also Wärtsilä's entire engine development activities in the 1980s and 1990s, the period during which current successful products like the Wärtsilä 32 and Wärtsilä 46 were developed. Additionally, he has had a decisive impact on the introduction of gas and common-rail technologies in Wärtsilä engines and, in recent years, has worked to make these technologies known among the company's customers.
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