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Domtar announces executive shuffle


April 16, 2009
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Domtar Corp. has changed the composition and structure of its management committee, effective immediately. All memb…

Domtar Corp. has changed the composition and structure of its management committee, effective immediately. All members of the management committee will report directly to the president and CEO, John D. Williams.

“These significant changes are intended to secure the present, streamline our organization and reduce costs in these particularly difficult times,” says Williams.

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Michael Edwards will continue in his present role as senior vice-president, pulp and paper manufacturing, and Jean-Francois Merette remains as senior vice-president, forest products.

Sales and marketing functions will be consolidated under Richard Thomas as senior vice-president sales and marketing.

A new senior vice-president, distribution will be recruited. Jim Lenhoff has agreed to continue his current responsibilities and take retirement once a successor is appointed.

Similarly, Michel Dagenais will continue his current responsibilities and take retirement once a new senior vice-president, human resources is appointed.

Continuing in their present position are: Daniel Buron, senior vice-president and chief financial officer; Zygmunt Jablonski, senior vice-president and general counsel; Patrick Loulou, senior vice-president, corporate development.

In addition, three other members of the management committee will be retiring, their positions abolished and responsibilities consolidated under the new structure. They are: Marvin Cooper, executive vice-president and chief operating officer; Steven Barker, senior vice-president, marketing; and Gilles Pharand, senior vice-president, corporate affairs.

Domtar Corp. is an integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper, and also manufactures paper grade, fluff, and specialty pulp.


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