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Domtar announces seven new management appointments


February 24, 2021
By Domtar/P&PC Staff

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Domtar Corporation’s board of directors has made several appointments to the company’s management committee.

Maria Brennan has been appointed to the role of senior vice-president, procurement. Brennan has 29 years of supply chain expertise and has been with Domtar for over six years. She is responsible for all purchasing activities, including buying wood, securing transportation and warehousing services, and managing nearly all other direct and indirect spending.

James (Bill) Edwards has been appointed to the role of senior vice-president, pulp and paper operations. Edwards has been with Domtar for over 30 years and is responsible for all manufacturing, converting and optimization efforts at Domtar’s mills and plants, including our safety, continuous improvement and innovation teams.

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Steven Henry has been appointed to the role of senior vice-president, packaging. Henry has 26 years of industry experience and has been with Domtar for nine years. He is responsible for leading Domtar’s entry into the packaging business and building the business structure needed to produce and sell containerboard.

Stephen Makris has been appointed to the role of senior vice-president, business transformation. Over the past seven years Makris has served in various leadership roles at Domtar. Makris is responsible for overseeing Domtar’s portfolio of strategic projects as well as the company-wide performance improvement program.

Robert Melton has been appointed to the role of senior vice-president, pulp and paper commercial. Melton has been with Domtar for 28 years and is responsible for developing and deploying the go-to-market strategy for the pulp and paper businesses, which includes all elements of sales and marketing.

“These new leadership appointments will help Domtar focus on a successful and sustainable future as an industry-leading paper, pulp and packaging company,” says Daniel Buron, acting chief executive officer, in a statement. “These are experienced and talented leaders and I look forward to their contributions towards achieving our vision for Domtar.”

Appointments of the following two leaders to the management committee will take effect Apr. 2.

Nancy Klembus will assume the role of senior vice-president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Klembus has spent over 20 years practicing law in the paper and personal care industry and has been with Domtar since 2016. She will be responsible for all legal affairs, corporate secretary duties and internal audit.

Richard McAtee will assume the role of senior vice-president, human resources. McAtee has over 25 years of experience in labour relations, employment law and human resources, and has been with Domtar for six years. He will be responsible for all human resources functions.

All newly appointed senior leaders will report to the president and chief executive officer.

The company also announced that Zygmunt Jablonski, senior vice-president and chief legal and administrative officer, will be leaving Apr. 2 after 13 years with the company. “I am grateful for Zyg’s contributions and thank him for his wise counsel and friendship over the years,” says Buron.