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Clearwater Paper names Beth Ford new board chair


December 8, 2017
By P&PC Staff

Dec. 8, 2017 – Clearwater Paper Corporation announced that Beth Ford has been appointed as chair to the company’s board of directors effective January 1, 2018.

Headquartered in Spokane, Wash., Clearwater Paper manufactures consumer tissue, away-from-home tissue, parent roll tissue, bleached paperboard and pulp. As well, it is a producer of bleached paperboard used by printers and packaging converters, and offers services that include custom sheeting, slitting and cutting.

Ford, chief operating officer for Land O’Lakes Businesses, has served on the Clearwater Paper board of directors since 2013. As COO, she oversees Land O’Lakes’ multi-billion dollar U.S. businesses, which include Purina Animal Nutrition, Land O’Lakes Dairy, and Winfield United, which provides crop inputs and agriculture technology solutions. In her 30 years in business, she has held senior and line leadership positions in seven companies across six industries, including roles at International Flavors and Fragrances, Mobil Corporation, PepsiCo and Pepsi Bottling Company, and Hachette Book Group and Scholastic.

“We greatly value the retail, supply chain, and operations insight Beth brings to us, which will help us improve our competitive position and succeed in the marketplace,” said Linda Massman, president and CEO. “On behalf of the Clearwater Paper team, we extend our congratulations to Beth as our new board chair.”

Ford will succeed Boh Dickey who has been a Clearwater Paper board member since 2008 and chair since 2013. He is expected to retire from the board at the end of his current board term in May 2018 pursuant to the company’s corporate governance guidelines.

“Boh has been a driving force in developing and guiding our strategy, positioning Clearwater Paper as one of the largest private label tissue manufacturers and an efficient paperboard manufacturer, serving our customers well over the years,” added Massman. “I thank him for his numerous contributions and critical decisions that have helped make our company more successful.”