Sales

James Hardt

James

Hardt

Vice President, Printing and Writing

James is a 30-year veteran of the print and paper industry. James has held numerous technical and sales management positions during his 21 years with Catalyst. Previously he managed our Direcotry and Newsprint Business Units and was responsible for direct sales to our Directory Publisher and US Newspaper Publisher customers. James completed his undergraduate studies at Mercer University.

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

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Mark Petersen

Mark

Petersen

Senior Vice President, Paper Sales & Marketing

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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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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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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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 became the Pulp Sales Director in 2007. As VP Pulp Sales, she is responsible for pulp sales in all markets.

Phone: 
+1 (604) 247-4733
Cellphone: 
+1 (604) 209-4668

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Peter Hart

Peter

Hart

Vice President Paper Sales, Canada

Peter has 35 years of experience in pulp and paper sales and marketing. He started his career in 1984 with British Columbia Forest Products, one of the predecessor companies of Catalyst Paper, in the role of Canadian Newsprint Sales Representative. He progressed through a number of different roles in both the paper sales and pulp sales side of the business, reaching the level of VP Pulp Sales in 2005. Peter returned to Catalyst and Paper Excellence in October, 2019. Peter is a graduate of Queens University.

Phone: 
604-247-4787

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Bob McKeown

Bob

McKeown

Manager, Sales

Bob is a 35-year veteran of the paper industry. Prior to Catalyst, Bob worked for market leaders in merchant distribution. He has served in a variety of roles in sales and sales management with focus on the needs of end users in catalogs, magazines, and retail inserts. Bob is a graduate of Lafayette College.

Cellphone: 
908 568 6932

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Stephanie Pratt

Stephanie

Pratt

Sr. Sales Manager, Specialty Sales

Stephanie brings 19 years of paper industry experience having worked for Longview Fibre/KapStone and Dunn Paper in a variety of production and sales positions. Her focus at Catalyst will be supporting the product development, sales, and market share growth of Kraft and Specialty Papers. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science in Paper Science and Engineering from the University of Washington.

Phone: 
(360) 349 - 9751

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Gary Dow

Gary

Dow

Manager, Sales

Gary’s career has spanned print manufacturing and sales, paper making, sourcing, pharmaceutical industry and advertising. Holding positions with the L.P. Thebault Company (Mittera Group), Domtar, Finch, Rolland, Bristol Myers Squibb and Coyne Communications. Gary has focused on building brand loyalty in the premium print and paper market segments.

Gary did his undergraduate studies at Pratt Institute, NYC  concentration in Graphic Design and Illustration.

Cellphone: 
605-484-5866

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