Blair Lyon has a lifetime career of practical broad-based experience in various printing, technical support, and product development roles. With a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine, his experience covers a wide range of printing, converting, and specialty papers. Blair’s work experience began in technical support roles for RR Donnelley, James River Corporation, and Simpson Paper Company before joining Catalyst Paper in 1996 to lead the development of lightweight coated papers at the Port Alberni mill. His focus turned to directory paper performance as the directory business grew into a significant market segment, and after some years, added technical support and focus to Catalyst’s lightweight, high-bulk newsprint grades. In early 2017, Blair transitioned into a new technical customer support position to further the development and commercialization of our Specialty paper business and the emerging growth areas in Food, Industrial, and Packaging grades. Blair is based in Vermont.