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Catalyst names new GM for Port Alberni

September 4, 2015  By Cindy Macdonald

Catalyst Paper has announced the appointment of Walter Tarnowsky as vice-president & general manager of the Port Alberni mill and Graham Kissack as vice-president, corporate social responsibility. Both appointments are effective October 1, 2015.

Tarnowsky, who joined Catalyst in 2000, brings to his new role more than two decades of pulp and paper industry experience. Most recently, he was Catalyst’s director, paper mill productivity, responsible for paper machine quality and productivity. He holds a B.A.Sc. (Chemistry/Energy and Fuel Science).

As vice-president, corporate social responsibility, Kissack will lead the further development of Catalyst’s corporate social responsibility strategy. He brings extensive experience and expertise to his new role, having played a leadership role in the company’s sustainability initiatives since joining Catalyst in 1993. He holds a B.A.Sc., an M. Eng. and an M.B.A.
Catalyst manufactures diverse specialty mechanical printing papers, newsprint and pulp.


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