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Former printing industry exec to lead Catalyst Paper


June 18, 2010
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Catalyst Paper has appointed a former printing industry executive, Kevin J. Clarke, as president and CEO. Clar…

Catalyst Paper has appointed a former printing industry executive, Kevin J. Clarke, as president and CEO. Clarke is an experienced in the print industry, bringing nearly three decades of experience with World Color (Quebecor World) to his new role at Catalyst.
Clarke held executive positions in sales, marketing and operations and was most recently president, publishing services group, where he directed a global organization of 7,500 employees with 20 manufacturing facilities producing one billion books and 1,600 magazine titles. His achievements include major restructuring, market development, plant closure and start-up initiatives.
“Kevin’s knowledge of the marketplace and his experience in printing and publishing are well-matched with our requirements and will ensure momentum continues as Catalyst transforms its business to keep pace with the very competitive global paper industry,” said Catalyst board chairman Michel Desbiens.
Clarke’s appointment takes effect June 21, 2010.
Catalyst Paper manufactures diverse specialty printing papers, newsprint and pulp. The company has six mills located in British Columbia and Arizona.

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