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Domtar shuffles two leadership roles as Bob Grygotis retires


August 14, 2018
By P&PC Staff

August 14, 2018 – Domtar Corporation has appointed Allan Bohn, currently manager of its fluff pulp mill in Plymouth, North Carolina, as general manager of the Ashdown, Arkansas mill. Bohn will succeed industry veteran Bob Grygotis when he retires on Sept. 1, 2018.

 
Everick Spence, who currently works in the Fort Mill headquarters office as director of continuous improvement, is being promoted to replace Bohn as the Plymouth mill manager. Both Bohn and Spence will report to Steve Makris, pulp business vice-president.

“It is hard to say goodbye to a leader who is so highly regarded and brings so much experience to the operation of Ashdown, our largest mill. However, after more than 40 years in the pulp and paper industry, Bob deserves the opportunity to return with his family to their home in Kingsport, Tennessee,” said Domtar CEO and President, John D. Williams.

“We have a deep bench of proven manufacturing leaders, so we are well equipped to keep the Ashdown and Plymouth mills competitive in their respective markets today, and prepared to compete in changing markets tomorrow.”

Mike Garcia, president of Domtar’s pulp and paper division, is charging Allan with continuing Grygotis’s success at ramping up fluff pulp production at the Ashdown mill and getting the product qualified with customers.

According to Garcia, operations at the Plymouth mill will not miss a beat when Bohn heads to Ashdown, since Spence will be replacing Bohn.

“Everick Spence is going to do a great job as the new general manager at Plymouth,” Garcia said. “He is both passionate and practical in his approach to driving continuous improvement in manufacturing operations. And he brings an interesting breadth of manufacturing experience to the table, which helps us look at issues in a new light.”