Sales

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.

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

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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: 
828-966-8343
Cellphone: 
770-329-8343
Fax: 
206-838-2071

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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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