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Verso Corporation announces senior leadership changes


March 17, 2020
By P&PC Staff

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Verso Corporation’s board of directors has elected the company’s chief executive officer to serve also as the company’s president in the wake of Michael A. Weinhold stepping down on Mar. 10.

Verso CEO Adam St. John picks up the former Verso president’s role effective immediately.

“On behalf of the entire board and senior leadership team, I want to thank Mike for his leadership and contributions to Verso’s success over the years and wish him the very best in his future endeavours,” says St. John.

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In addition, the board has elected Aaron D. Haas to serve as Verso’s senior vice-president, sales and marketing, effective immediately.

In this position, Haas joins the company’s senior leadership team, with responsibility for leading the company’s strategic and tactical sales and marketing initiatives.

“On behalf of our senior leadership team, I am extremely pleased to have Aaron lead our sales and marketing organization,” says St. John.

“Aaron has a proven exceptional ability to lead various teams within Verso and has extensive paper industry knowledge and sales and marketing experience. We expect a smooth transition for our employees and customers.”

Haas’s previous leadership experience at Verso and its predecessor companies includes director of product management; vice-president, marketing services; vice-president, commercial print; vice-president, marketing; and most recently, vice-president, supply chain management.

Haas holds a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, and a bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Verso Corporation is a North American producer of graphic and specialty papers, packaging and pulp.