Richmond, BC – Catalyst Paper (TSX:CTL) announced, today, the appointment of Kevin J. Clarke as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Clarke is a seasoned print industry executive bringing nearly three decades of experience with World Color (Quebecor World) to his new role at Catalyst.
Mr. Clarke held executive positions in sales, marketing and operations and was, most recently, President, Publishing Services Group where he directed a global organization of 7,500 employees with 20 manufacturing facilities producing one billion books and 1,600 magazine titles. His achievements include major restructuring, market development, plant closure and start-up initiatives. In addition, his background includes an extensive record of business results in revenue growth, technology deployment, strategy development and cost reduction.
“Kevin’s knowledge of the marketplace and his experience in printing and publishing are well-matched with our requirements and will ensure momentum continues as Catalyst transforms its business to keep pace with the very competitive global paper industry,” said Catalyst Board Chairman Michel Desbiens.
Mr. Clarke’s appointment takes effect June 21, 2010.
Catalyst Paper manufactures diverse specialty printing papers, newsprint and pulp. Its customers include retailers, publishers and commercial printers in North America, Latin America, the Pacific Rim and Europe. With six mills located in British Columbia and Arizona, Catalyst has a combined annual production capacity of 2.5 million tonnes. The company is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada and its common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CTL. Catalyst is listed on the Jantzi Social Index® and is also ranked by Corporate Knights as one of the 50 Best Corporate Citizens in Canada.
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