AF&PA elects new chairman

Association also announces other members of its board.
Association also announces other members of its board.<br />The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), Washington, D.C., has elected Mark Gardner, Sappi North America’s president and CEO, its new chairman.<br />“I look forward to serving as chairman, and I’m honored to be among such a talented group of industry leaders,” says Gardner. “We have a great ...

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), Washington, D.C., has elected Mark Gardner, Sappi North America’s president and CEO, its new chairman.

“I look forward to serving as chairman, and I’m honored to be among such a talented group of industry leaders,” says Gardner. “We have a great story to tell about the sustainability of our products and processes and our contributions to society. The industry is constantly changing to meet marketplace demands, and I am optimistic about our future. I look forward to leading the board in advocacy on important policy issues with elected officials and industry stakeholders around the world.”

In addition to Gardner, the AF&PA announced the election of the following for its 2015 board officers: Packaging Corporation of America CEO Mark Kowlzan, first vice chairman; and Clearwater Paper Corp. President and CEO Linda Massman, second vice chairwoman.

Domtar President and CEO John Williams will serve as the immediate past chairman.

Starting new terms with AF&PA’s board include: Aubra Anthony, Anthony Forest Products Co.; James Hannan, Georgia-Pacific LLC; Donald Lewis, SCA Americas; Brian McPheely, Pratt Industries; Jack Sanders, Sonoco Products Co.; and Mark Sutton, International Paper Co.

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