Sales

Sean Curran

Sean

Curran

Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Sean Curran brings to Catalyst over fifteen years of sales and marketing leadership experience and nearly 30 years of experience in global pulp, paper and energy markets, as well as strategic positioning and marketing partnerships.

Sean holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University and a Business Administration certificate from the University of New Brunswick.

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Matt Hickey

Matt

Hickey

Senior Director, Specialty Papers

Matt leads our Specialty Papers sales team and is responsible for the C1S, pressure sensitive, label and converting product lines as well as our flexible and industrial packaging grades. Matt has extensive specialty and publication sales experience, the last 15 years in the paper industry, most recently handling strategic pressure sensitive and label business for NewPage. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Master’s degree in Sports Marketing from Xavier University and is based in Chicago.

Phone: 
312-953-5383

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Matthew G. Stapleton

Matthew G.

Stapleton

Vice President, Printing & Writing and Publication Papers

Matt leads our North American Publication Papers Sales team. He is responsible for the Coated and Uncoated Product lines. Having joined Catalyst in 1999, Matt Stapleton was most recently responsible for North American Paper Sales as well as the management of our Specialties product lines at our BC mills. He has extensive experience in various sales management positions with a number of leading paper companies.
"My goal is to meet the needs of our customers from the time they order the paper until it is run through the press." Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The United States Naval Academy. Matt is based in Seattle.

Phone: 
206-838-2005
Cellphone: 
206-919-0543
Fax: 
206-838-2071

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Brian Boland

Brian

Boland

Vice President, Specialty Papers & New Product Development

Brian has overall leadership responsibility for the Specialty Papers group. With over twenty years of industry experience and a diverse background in sales service, supply chain, marketing, and corporate strategy, Brian’s explicit focus is centered upon the development and commercialization of new business sectors for Catalyst. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the College of Saint Scholastica and is based from the US Regional Office in Dayton, OH.

 

Phone: 
+1 (937) 528-3804

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Steven D. Wareham

Steven D.

Wareham

Senior Director, SC & MF Sales

Steve works closely with our customers in the U.S. Midwest to ensure they arrive at the paper solutions that best fit their needs. He brings more than 20 years of paper experience to his position that includes national account sales as well as management of our SC and uncoated groundwood product lines. Steve holds a master of science in management with a marketing/strategy concentration from Purdue University and a bachelor of business from Western Illinois University. He is based in Illinois.

Phone: 
217-483-8770
Cellphone: 
217-836-0057
Fax: 
206-838-2071

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Mary Beth McCabe

Mary Beth

McCabe

Director, Specialty Sales

Mary Beth is responsible for Specialty Paper sales with a focus in Flexible Packaging and C1S segments (cut & stack, PS, lamination). With over 25 years of experience in print, packaging, and specialty papers throughout North America, Mary Beth handles strategic accounts requiring product innovation and development. Mary Beth holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas, a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University. She is based in Toronto.

Phone: 
519-390-0193
Cellphone: 
519-998-0593

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Greg Savage

Greg

Savage

Senior Director, CWF Sales

Greg leads Coated Woodfree Sales at Catalyst, bringing with him 24 years industry experience in commercial print, publishing and specialty grades. Throughout his career, Greg has held increasingly senior sales roles, including vice-president, sales at Appleton Papers for seven of his 17 years there. He was most recently at NewPage before joining Catalyst. Greg graduated from Kansas State University with an Accounting degree and is based in Kansas City. 

Phone: 
913-998-1034

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James J. Wright

James J.

Wright

Senior Director, Sales

Jim knows paper from both sides, having worked with printing companies for 13 years in pressroom, production and plant manager positions, prior to moving into paper sales in 1994. Now with Catalyst, Jim focuses on matching the right paper solutions to the needs of our magazine and catalogue customers. He is based in California.

Phone: 
209-830-1343
Cellphone: 
209-601-8212
Fax: 
209-830-1345

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Susan Blank

Susan

Blank

Director, Sales

Susan joined Catalyst in 2015 with more than 15 years of experience selling publishing papers. In that time she has worked with a wide spectrum of clients, from publishers to catalogers to retailers, providing a personalized approach to meet the unique needs of each business. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Lehigh University and lives in New York City.

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Chris Trittenbass

Chris

Trittenbass

Senior Director, Sales Canada

Since joining Catalyst in 2000, Chris has held several positions in Containerboard, Newsprint and Specialty Paper sales. His responsibilities include managing the sales for all paper grades into the Canadian market.  Chris brings to his role an excellent understanding of how to meet the diverse needs of our customers. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia and is based in Seattle.

Phone: 
206-838-2075
Cellphone: 
206-384-9884
Fax: 
206-838-2071

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Mark Klimko

Mark

Klimko

Director, Sales

Mark is a veteran in the newsprint industry.  Starting in 1977 with International Paper, moving on to Abitibi-Price in 1983 and then joining SP Newsprint in 1988 until its sale to White Birch in 2008, he has been involved with the successful sales and marketing strategies for three new paper machines.  He also created and implemented the distribution infrastructure for AZERTY, an Abitibi-Price computer supplies and accessories subsidiary.  Mark formed his own company in 2008 and expanded the footprint of the Snowflake mill in 2009 and 2010.  He recently joined Catalyst full time in June 2011 and is based in Atlanta, GA.

Phone: 
678-293-5515
Cellphone: 
770-329-8343
Fax: 
206-838-2071

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David LaPrise

David

LaPrise

Director, Sales

David is responsible for sales for Catalyst Paper in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States markets. A 33 year veteran in the coated and uncoated printing marketplace. He holds a business degree from the University of Maine and resides in Downingtown, Pennsylvania with his wife, Marie. They have two children, Caroline and John.

Phone: 
937-604-7391

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Sara Lucas

Sara

Lucas

Director, Sales

Sara is responsible for selling coated freesheet and coated groundwood in the Midwest market.  She has over 25 years experience selling coated, uncoated and text and cover grades while focusing on merchants, printers, creatives and end users. She most recently held the position of Senior Commercial Print Sales Manager with NewPage, responsible for the Southeast and Midwest regions. Sara holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from DePaul University and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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Mark Petersen

Mark

Petersen

Vice President, International Sales

Since 1986 Mark has experienced every facet of the paper industry — from paper converting, printing, customer service, production planning and supervision to logistics and sales. "While I have been involved with most facets of bringing our paper to the market, many of the principles of producing paper and selling it to a customer remain the same. Most of the process is about making what customers need and value and getting it to them as promised. Our value equation is quite simple — to be the preferred supplier and give the customer the best all-round value."

Phone: 
206-838-2022
Cellphone: 
206-303-9484
Fax: 
206-838-2071

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Christophe Kusel

Christophe

Kusel

Director, International Sales

Christophe brings previous industry experience having worked for Abitibi Consolidated, International Paper and Stora Enso and leads Catalyst’s sales efforts in Latin America. He brings 19 years of past experience in a variety of sales and management positions, for a wide range of products, and in the US, Canadian and Asian markets. Most recently, Christophe served as Director of Sales of Northeast US and Eastern Canada for NewPage. Christophe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Hobart College and Master of Arts degrees in French Studies from the University at Albany and New York University.

Phone: 
+1 (908) 334-6235

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James Hardt

James

Hardt

Senior Director, News & Directory

James joined Catalyst in 1997. He has held various roles within the company and began selling Catalyst's paper products in April 2004. James has over two decades of printing and paper experience and is now responsible for managing Catalyst’s Directory and Newsprint Business Units. James completed his undergraduate studies at Mercer University in Atlanta, Ga. and is now based in Tennessee.

 

 

Phone: 
615-230-3075
Cellphone: 
425-387-1551
Fax: 
206-838-2071

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Catalyst Paper

Catalyst

Paper

Phone: 
[US] 206-838-2070 | [Canada] 604-247-4400
Fax: 
[US] 206-838-2071 | [Canada] 604-247-0526

Bill Blount

Bill

Blount

Director, Specialty Sales

William (Bill) Blount joined the Catalyst Paper New product Development (NPD) team as Specialty Sales Director. Bill has 30 years of paper & packaging experience for a wide range of products, 16 of which were spent in food service and industrial markets. Bill has held a variety of sales and management positions focused on innovation and grade development and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a double major in marketing and management from Southwest Texas State University-San Marcos, Texas. Bill is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Phone: 
513-850-9065

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Jean Buckwalter

Jean

Buckwalter

Director, Specialty Sales

Jean Marie is responsible for Specialty Sales with a focus on increasing our share of specialty paper products and commercializing new products. Jean brings two decades of specialty paper sales experience in Canada and the U.S. She also brings a strong background in consultative selling techniques and a proven record of selling value-added products. Jean holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Neumann College in Aston, PA. She is based in Philadelphia.

Phone: 
610-506-6655

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Sally Chan

Sally

Chan

Vice President, Pulp Sales

Sally's industry experience spans both pulp and paper.  She started with Fletcher Challenge in 1989, then joined the Paper Division in 1991 and had been through a number of capacities with the Paper Division.   In 2003 Sally moved into Pulp Marketing as sales coordinator and has become the Pulp Sales Director in 2007; she is responsible for pulp sales to all markets.

Phone: 
604-247-4733
Cellphone: 
604-209-4668
Fax: 
604-247-0526

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Erik Hansen

Erik

Hansen

Director, Specialty Sales

Erik brings two decades of specialty paper sales experience throughout the U.S. with a proven record of growth in value added products focusing on profitability and longevity. Erik is part of our Specialty Papers team and based in the Appleton, WI. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin OshKosh.

Phone: 
920 740 1441

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William (Bill) Meo

William (Bill)

Meo

Director, Sales

Bill is responsible for selling Catalyst products in the Midwest market. With more than 29 years of service selling paper products in the printing and writing space, Bill’s accountabilities at Catalyst include large commercial printers, catalogers, and merchants. Bill holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Saint Norbert College and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. He resides in Green Bay, WI with his wife Twila and twin daughters Amanda and Savanna.

Phone: 
+1 (920) 819-4462

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Jeff Previdi

Jeff

Previdi

Director, Sales

With over 20 years of experience, Jeff represents Catalyst at several of our key customers within the Printing & Writing Papers portfolio. In addition, Jeff also works with Brian Boland’s Specialty team to support the sales and development of Specialty Papers' sales.

Phone: 
203 364 0404

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Sarah Walters

Sarah

Walters

Director, Sales

Sarah Walters brings 13 Years of sales experience in the publishing industry, most recently selling to the broker community. Sarah is accountable for commercial printer accounts while managing regional merchant relationships. Located in Troy, Ohio Sarah resides with her husband John and four children. She holds an undergraduate degree and an MBA from Wright State University.

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Cellphone: 
(937) 572-2620
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Joe Aguiar

Joe

Aguiar

Director, Sales

With over 17 years of experience in the coated and uncoated web papers markets, Joe is well equipped to manage our eastern Canadian customer base. His can-do attitude and deep understanding of the market, help Joe service our customers to a very high level. Residing in Blainville, Quebec, Joe holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree from Concordia University in Montreal.

Phone: 
+1 (514) 814-5553

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