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Willamette Falls Paper Company hires two regional sales managers


September 24, 2019
By P&PC Staff

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Willamette Falls Paper Company has appointed Mark Sterry and Barbara Ness as regional sales managers.

The newly formed company owns and operates the paper mill in West Linn, Oregon. The non-integrated mill is capable of making coated and uncoated grades with an annual capacity of 260,000 tons.

Ness’s background includes over 25 years of paper, printing and packaging experience with Georgia-Pacific, Wausau, Graphic Packaging, and most recently with iVEX. Her previous roles in new business development, as well as in technical service and sales, will bring a broad understanding of all aspects of paper and packaging uses. Ness will cover the Pacific Northwest region.

Sterry has worked in the printing and paper industry for over 30 years. He started his career in corporate print purchasing and worked on both the mill side with Repap, Stora Enso, New Page and Moorim, as well as on the merchant side with Unisource, Veritiv and Pro-Con. He has held various positions as a regional sales manager and specialty sales manager. Sterry is located in Northern California and will cover the Southwest region.

“Barbara and Mark will bring a wealth of paper knowledge and valuable experience to our customers and help develop long-lasting partnerships,” says Brian Konen, president of Willamette Falls Paper Company. “We are excited to reintroduce a variety of products to market and look to Barbara and Mark to use their expertise to help find new opportunities and grow our market share in the West.”

Williamette Falls Paper Company is a subsidiary of Columbia Ventures Corporation (CVC), a private-equity diversified holding company that is also majority owner of Northwest Straw Pulp, LLC, which is in the final stages of constructing a first-of-its-kind pulp mill near Starbuck, Washington, to manufacture high-quality pulp fibre from wheat straw.