Executive Team

Edward (Ned) Dwyer

President & Chief Executive Officer

Ned Dwyer was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer in October 2017. Ned most recently served as Catalyst’s Chief Operating Officer and is an industry veteran with more than 30 years in the pulp and paper industry gained in progressively senior roles with global companies. Ned is recognized for successfully leading major operational and performance improvements in cost, productivity, efficiency, quality and safety. In addition, Ned has established a track record for successful machine start-ups and rebuilds, as well as leading product development for emerging markets.

Ned holds a Bachelor of Science (Paper Science and Engineering) from the State University of New York and Syracuse University.


Matt Stapleton

Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Matt most recently led our Printing & Writing and Publication Papers Sales team, responsible for the Coated and Uncoated Product lines, and was previously responsible for North American Paper Sales as well as the management of our Specialties product lines at our BC mills. Matt joined Catalyst in 1999, and has extensive experience in various sales management positions with a number of leading paper companies.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The United States Naval Academy.


Linda McClinchy

Senior Vice President, Customer & Supply Solutions

Linda McClinchy was appointed Senior Vice President of Customer and Supply Solutions in January, 2018. An industry veteran with 33 years of experience in the pulp and paper industry, Linda joined Catalyst in 2015 and has since led supply chain, customer solutions, and strategy at the company. She has a proven track record of leading teams to deliver a positive customer experience, improve efficiencies, and reduce overall costs.

Linda holds a Master of Business Administration from Lake Superior State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.