MOSINEE, WI — Wausau Paper
has announced the appointment of Henry C. Newell to the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) effective March 1, 2011, according to a press release
Newell, 53, joined Wausau Paper Corporation in 2007 as the vice president of business development and was promoted to the position of senior vice president of specialty products as of January 2009, the release noted.
According to the release, Newell assumed the role of senior vice president of paper when the company consolidated its specialty products and printing and writing business segments in January of 2010.
"Since joining Wausau Paper in September 2007, Hank has been a significant contributor to the success of the company, initially through the assessment and refinement of strategic initiatives within our business segments and more recently through an effective consolidation of our paper businesses and the establishment of successful growth strategies for the new segment’s core markets," said Thomas J. Howatt, president and chief executive officer (CEO).
"His extensive industry experience and strengths in strategy development, coupled with his knowledge of specialty paper markets, make him ideally suited for this new role," Howatt added.