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Clearwater Paper appoints new SVP and GM of pulp and paperboard

September 28, 2018  By P&PC Staff

September 28, 2018 – Clearwater Paper Corporation, the U.S.-based producer of tissue, bleached paperboard and pulp, has appointed Steve Bowden as senior vice-president and general manager of its pulp and paperboard division, effective October 1, 2018.

“Steve truly exemplifies our core values and brings to Clearwater Paper his extensive experience in the print, packaging, and paperboard manufacturing businesses,” says Linda K. Massman, president and chief executive officer. “I am confident that with Steve’s leadership, we will continue to strengthen our position as a leading manufacturer of high-quality paperboard while continuing our focus on operational efficiencies.”

Before joining Clearwater Paper, Bowden was the president of the Americas food and beverage division for Multi-Color. He also held key leadership roles at International Paper, including the executive vice-president of marketing and strategy for xpedx, formally an International Paper division, and mill manager for the company’s Augusta, Georgia, coated paperboard facility.


Bowden received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University and completed executive programs at Louisiana State University and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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