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Wausau Paper Strengthens Sales, Marketing and Converting Leadership, Confirms Commitment to Product Innovation

By Business Wire News   


Wausau Paper (NYSE:WPP) announced today the hiring of industry veterans Brian Powers, as Vice President – Sales & Marketing; John Formon, as Vice President – Innovation; and G. Randall Hetland, as Director of Converting.

“Wausau Paper has long been committed to the away-from-home towel and tissue industry,” commented Wausau president, Matthew L. Urmanski. “The addition of these talented individuals to our organization strengthens our ability to differentiate Wausau Paper in the away-from-home marketplace and expand the growth potential of our business.”

Brian Powers, a 20-plus-year towel and tissue industry veteran, will return to Wausau Paper July 1, 2015, after spending a number of years with SCA Americas, most recently as Vice President of Sales. Powers is familiar with Wausau Paper’s away-from-home towel and tissue business, having spent 14 years with the Company in various roles including Director of Sales and Product Manager.

John Formon joined Wausau Paper in February 2015, and is providing leadership to the Company’s product innovation team. He is a 28-year tissue industry expert who joins Wausau from SCA Americas, where he most recently held the role of Global Technical Innovation Director. At SCA, Formon oversaw the development of that company’s dispenser program. Prior to working with SCA, Formon was a Senior Manager for Commercial and Consumer Product Development at Georgia Pacific.

Randy Hetland, also a 20-plus-year industry veteran, joined the operations team at Wausau Paper in March 2015, in the leadership role over the Company’s converting platform. He comes to Wausau from Georgia Pacific’s Zachary, Louisiana, tissue manufacturing operations where he served as Towel Stream Lead, and held a variety of other converting management roles. Prior to Georgia Pacific, Hetland worked in converting operations for Proctor and Gamble at its Albany, Georgia, tissue/consumer products site.

About Wausau Paper:
Wausau Paper produces and markets a complete line of away-from-home towel and tissue products, as well as soap and dispensing systems. The Company is listed on the NYSE under the symbol WPP. To learn more about Wausau Paper visit

Wausau Paper
Investor and Media Contact:
Perry Grueber, 715-692-2056
Director Investor Relations


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