By Cindy Macdonald
Yvon Pelletier is stepping away from management of Fortress Paper’s dissolving pulp mill in Thurso, Que., turning that role over to Giovanni Iadeluca. The company has announced that Giovanni Iadeluca will take over as president of the dissolving pulp segment effective October 3. Pelletier will continue as CEO of Fortress Paper.
As president of the Dissolving Pulp Segment, Iadeluca’s role will include leading and coordinating the strategic direction of the business at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill in Thurso. Pelletier, as CEO of Fortress Paper, will focus on new business opportunities for the company.
Iadeluca was formerly the CEO of AV Terrace Bay. As CEO, he was responsible for the restart and turnaround of the Terrace Bay pulp and paper mill.
Pelletier commented: “The Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill has seen considerable improvement over recent quarters and with Giovanni’s experience as a lean leader we expect this to continue at an accelerated pace until the mill realizes its full potential. Giovanni possesses the necessary leadership and technical skills to undertake such a task. Furthermore, given Giovanni’s extensive experience in the manufacturing industry and his track record of significantly improving business performance, we have full confidence in his ability to optimize and advance our dissolving pulp business.”