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Industry People (July 01, 2006)


July 1, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Catalyst Paper appointed MICHEL DESBIENS to its board of directors. With more than 40 years of senior business experience in the pulp, paper and printing industries, Desbiens is addit…

Catalyst Paper appointed MICHEL DESBIENS to its board of directors. With more than 40 years of senior business experience in the pulp, paper and printing industries, Desbiens is additionally a director of Cascades Inc.

STEVEN R. ROGEL, chairman, president and CEO of Weyerhaeuser, has agreed to defer his retirement until 2009. The company’s board of directors requested Rogel stay on until Weyerhaeuser implements its strategic plans. He originally planned to retire in 2007.

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ELL TOWNSEND is the new site manager of Weyerhaeuser’s Jackson containerboard packaging operation, where he will be responsible for employee safety, product quality and customer service.

Smurfit-Stone appointed STEVEN J. KLINGER president and CEO. He replaced JOHN M. RICONOSCIUOTO, who officially resigned on May 10, to head the consumer packaging businesses being sold by Smurfit-Stone to Texas Pacific Group.

PATRICK SEBILLOTE has joined Cascades SA Europe as finance and administration director.

DR. RENATE NEUMANN-SCHAFER is the new chair of the executive board of IPI International Packaging Institute.

Executive vice president and chief financial officer WILLIAM SAULNIER is retiring his position as CFO at GL&V. MARC BARBEAU and SYLVAIN OUELLETTE will share the position, working within an integrated financial team.

As of August 1, PASI LAINE will assume the position of Metso Automation, in addition to becoming a member of the company’s executive team. Concurrently, MATTI KAHKONEN, currently president of Metso Automation, will take over the role of president of Metso Minerals.

ABB announced that ROBERT HAUSLER has been appointed vice-president marketing and strategic planning for instrumentation in its automation products division. He will be based at ABB’s U.S. headquarters for instrumentation in Warminster, PA.


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