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Joseph Zakutney joins Glatfelter as Vice President and Chief Information Officer

September 17, 2015
By Business Wire News


Glatfelter (NYSE:GLT) today announced that Joseph Zakutney has joined the company as Vice President and Chief Information Officer reporting to John Jacunski, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Mr. Zakutney will have overall responsibility for global IT operations and aligning IT strategy and resources with critical business objectives.

“Joseph brings a wealth of leadership, global business perspective and previous IT operations experience to this significant position in our company,” said Mr. Jacunski. “He also has a demonstrated track record of delivering innovative business solutions that produce accelerated and breakthrough results. We look forward to his leadership and expertise as we welcome him to Glatfelter’s Senior Executive Team.”

Mr. Zakutney brings years of progressive IT leadership and deep expertise in leveraging enterprise applications and infrastructure services to accelerate and deliver business results. He spent 16 years with The Hershey Company where he held a broad spectrum of IT roles including Vice President and CIO which had global responsibility for strategy development and execution, applications, infrastructure and major program upgrades.

Earlier leadership assignments in applications, systems and hardware/software engineering roles were with Mentor Graphics, Honeywell/Alliant Techsystems and Raytheon. Most recently, Mr. Zakutney served as the Founder and Principal of JJZ Associates LLC and on SAP’s Independent Executive Advisory Council. Mr. Zakutney earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The University of Pittsburgh, School of Engineering. In addition, he completed an Advanced Management program through The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

About Glatfelter

Glatfelter is a global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, offering innovation, technical expertise and world-class service. Headquartered in York, PA, U.S. operations include facilities in Spring Grove, PA, and Chillicothe and Fremont, OH. International operations include facilities in Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Philippines, and sales and distribution offices in Russia and China. Glatfelter’s sales approximate $1.7 billion annually, and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GLT. Additional information may be found at

John P. Jacunski, 717-225-2794
William T. Yanavitch II, 717-225-2747