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Domtar appoints executive to lead pulp and paper business

Pulp & Paper Canada
April 23, 2014
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Domtar has appointed Michael D. Garcia to the position of president of Domtar Pulp and Paper, effective May 1, 2014. In this capacity, Garcia will oversee the operations of a network of thirteen mills in the United States and Canada. Domtar is North America's largest producer of uncoated freesheet paper and among the top three market pulp producers.

“Bringing together management responsibility for both the manufacture and marketing of our diverse mix of pulp and paper products under a single executive is consistent with our establishment of a two-division structure for Domtar," said John D. Williams, president and CEO Williams of Domtar Corp. Domtar established a Personal Care division in 2011 to advance the company's growth strategy in absorbent hygiene products.

Garcia joins Domtar from his role as CEO of Evraz Highveld Steel & Vanadium Company in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

“With over 20 years of international management experience in paper and steel and aluminum manufacturing and marketing on three continents, Michael brings a wealth of strategic and operational expertise to this key position at the helm of our core business," said Williams.

Garcia holds an MBA from Harvard University's Graduate School of Business Administration and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.

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