Joe Nemeth, a familiar figure in the B.C. pulp and paper industry, will take over as president and CEO of Catalyst Paper on Oct. 1. Nemeth brings 30 years of experience to his new role at Catalyst.
He has held executive positions in sales, marketing and operations and was, most recently, president and CEO of Canfor Pulp. He is a director of Fortress Paper Ltd.
“Mr. Nemeth's knowledge of the marketplace and his experience in the operational side of the pulp and paper process are well-matched with our requirements and will ensure the necessary momentum to keep pace with the very competitive global paper industry," said Catalyst board chairman and interim CEO Leslie T. Lederer.
Catalyst Paper manufactures diverse specialty mechanical printing papers, newsprint and pulp. With three mills in British Columbia, Catalyst has a combined annual production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes.