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Kimberly-Clark has appointed JAMES M. JENNESS chairman and CEO of its board of directors. Jenness assumes the new role on February 1, 2007. The company also confirmed that chief innovation officer, CH...


January 1, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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Kimberly-Clark has appointed JAMES M. JENNESS chairman and CEO of its board of directors. Jenness assumes the new role on February 1, 2007. The company also confirmed that chief innovation officer, CHERYL PERKINS plans to leave Kimberly-Clark by the end of the year to pursue other opportunities. BOB BLACK, chief strategy officer will replace her.

Catalyst Paper has named four new members to its board of directors. BENJAMIN DUSTER IV, NEAL P. GOLDMAN, JEFFREY MARSHALL and AMIT WADHWANEY were appointed at the request of Third Avenue Management, which owns roughly 37.97% of the company’s shares. Concurrently, MARK DODSON and ALICE LABERGE have resigned their positions on the board.

R. NEIL STUART is joining Pope & Talbot as vice president and chief financial officer. MARIA POPE, who temporarily held the position, will continue to lead the company’s wood products business.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation has made several key organizational changes amongst its staff. The company appointed STEVE STRICKLAND senior vice president of sales for its corrugated container division. He will report to STEVE KLINGER, president and CEO. DWIGHT MORRIS has been named regional vice president of sales for the company’s Midwest region, while SCOTT SHERMAN is now regional vice president of manufacturing for the Western region. ROYCE KIMURA has joined the company as area sales manager, agriculture for the Western region. TED PAJAK has been named area operations manager for the Western region.

JOHN HARRISON has joined the TAPPI staff as vice president, global planning and membership.

EDGAR G. HOTARD has been elected to Albany International’s board of directors, increasing the number of members to ten. Hotard was additionally appointed a member of the company’s compensation committee.

JOHN LINDAHL has been appointed president of the forest industry business group and member of Pyry Plc’s executive committee as of January 1, 2008. Lindahl assumed the position of deputy to the president of the forestry industry business group as of January 1, 2007. The current president, JUKKA NYROLA will retire on December 31, 2007.

Invensys Process Systems has named CORY N. WELCH practice director of enterprise network and security services.

CN has promoted VEE KACHROO to assistant vice-president, sales and marketing, forest products.

Buckeye Technologies has elected MARKO M. RAJAMAA to senior vice president, nonwovens. He was appointed vice president, nonwovens in February 2006, and will continue to lead the division with worldwide responsibility for nonwovens commercial and business development.

Wausau Paper has appointed DAN TRETTIN senior vice president of printing and writing.