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Domtar CEO takes medical leave to recover from COVID-19


January 29, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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John D. Williams, president and chief executive officer of Domtar, will take a temporary leave of absence to recover from COVID-19, the company says in a statement.

Domtar’s board of directors has appointed Daniel Buron, senior vice-president and chief financial officer, to assume Williams’s authority and responsibility until he returns from his leave of absence.

Buron will continue in his role as senior vice-president and CFO.

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“[Domtar], its board and employees all wish John a speedy recovery and look forward to his return,” the company says, adding that business is expected to operate normally in Williams’s absence.

Domtar is headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina.