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and becomes a member of the company’s executive team reporting to chief executive Pasi Laine. King was formerly senior vice president for pulp and energy,


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Top executive appointments at International Paper


Industry giant International Paper (IP), based in Memphis, Tennessee, has made a number of executive appointments to coincide with retirements next year.


W Michael Amick jnr


W Michael Amick jnr will


take on the position of senior vice president for Paper the Americas from January 2017 and will continue to lead IP’s North American papers business and assume additional responsibilities for IP’s papers business in Latin America. Timothy S Nicholls becomes senior vice president for Industrial Packaging, the Americas, from January 2017 and will continue leading IP’s North American industrial packaging business and assume additional responsibilities for its packaging business in Latin America. Gregory T Wanta will take


over as senior vice president at North American Container from December 2016. Wanta succeeds William Hoel, who retires at the


November/December 2016


Dave King takes over North America area for Valmet


ave King has been appointed area president for Valmet in North America


North America, and during his career he gained leadership experience in several management positions covering services, sales and business development at Valmet, Metso and ABB. King succeeds Bill Bohn who


retires from March 2017. Pasi Laine commented: “It is a pleasure to welcome Dave King


end of next March. Catherine I Slater takes on the


role of senior vice president for Consumer Packaging. Slater joins International Paper from Weyerhaeuser Company with the completion of the acquisition of Weyerhaeuser’s pulp business, which she currently leads, and will take responsibility for IP’s consumer packaging business, which includes coated paperboard and foodservice. Glenn R. Landau will become senior vice president for finance, from January 2017, and will become IP’s financial chief with the filing of its 2016 Form 10-K in the first quarter of 2017. He succeeds Carol L Roberts, who retires next March. “For more than 30 years,


Carol and Bill have been key contributors to our success; they have been integral in leading our transformation to a more successful and sustainable company,” said IP’s chief executive Mark S Sutton. “We will continue to benefit from the people and organizations they developed and we wish them all the best in retirement. “We have experienced and


accomplished leaders who are ready to step into new roles and accelerate our performance,” said Sutton. “This new senior


to our executive team to develop Valmet’s North America operations and customer relations further. Dave is known for his ability to bring out the best in people, and for his result and target oriented way of working. With these characteristics, I believe he is in excellent position to strengthen our North American business even further.


leadership team will enable us to continue to pursue our vision of being among the most successful, sustainable and responsible companies in the world.”


Arjowiggins Graphic pays tribute to Julian Long


Arjowiggins Graphic has paid tribute to industry veteran Julian Long, its National Key Accounts Manager in the UK, who died in November aged 65. In a statement, the company said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Julian Long. He will be very much missed by loved ones, friends and colleagues. “We would like to acknowledge Julian’s significant contribution to the industry and to Arjowiggins Graphic. In 1988 Julian joined Performance papers as Customer Services Team Manager. In 1990, when Performance papers merged with Wiggins Teape to form Arjowiggins, Julian became Senior UK Sales Manager. “When Arjowiggins Graphic launched in 2009, Julian became National Key Accounts Manager selling uncoated and coated recycled papers to Elliott Baxter and the Aims Group as well as managing the Arjowiggins


Dave King


“I also want to thank Bill Bohn for his long and successful career at Valmet and for his strong dedication to the company’s success. We wish Bill all the best for his well-earned retirement.”


Graphic speciality products. He has contributed significantly to the UK industry, latterly acting as UK spokesperson for Arjowiggins Graphic, where he contributed on a wide range of industry topics.”


New consumer board division chief at Stora Enso


Annica Bresky has been appointed executive vice president of the Consumer Board division at Stora Enso, and becomes a member of its group leadership team reporting to chief executive Karl- Henrik Sundström. She replaces Jari Latvanen, who left to join HKScan as chief executive in May 2016. Bresky will join Stora Enso at the latest by 1 May 2017 and be based in Stockholm. Sundström will act as head of the Consumer Board division until Bresky starts. “Annica Bresky is a perfect


match for our opportunities in the Consumer Board division. Her extensive experience both in production and leadership positions forms a solid background for her to take one of our growth businesses into the future. Annica has worked several years for Stora Enso in the past, so I’d like to welcome her back,” said Sundström.


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