Domtar's Raymond Royer to Receive Executive Honor
Feb. 12, 2008 - PaperAge magazine announced that Raymond Royer, president and chief executive officer of Domtar Corporation, has been named “Executive Papermaker of the Year.” Mr. Royer will be honored at a ceremony in New York City on March 31.
Since 1988, PaperAge has annually selected recipients of its Executive Papermaker of the Year award based on corporate vision, strategic objectives and strong leadership both within the individual's company and in the paper industry as a whole.
Mr. Royer has served as president and CEO of Domtar since joining the company in 1996. He is also a member of the company's Board of Directors.
Through acquisitions and the divestment of non-core businesses, Mr. Royer has strategically refined Domtar's focus on the North American white papers market, while creating valuable inroads and increased market share in the U.S.
Under Royer's guidance, Domtar in 2006 announced its intentions to combine with Weyerhaeuser's fine paper business. The deal, which officially closed in March 2007, vaulted Domtar into the number one position as the largest producer of uncoated freesheet in North America.
The Executive Papermaker of the Year award ceremony will take place on Monday evening, March 31, at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel during the American Forest & Paper Association's (AF&PA) annual Paper Week Convention (www.paperweek.org).
Domtar Corp. is the largest integrated producer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America and the second largest in the world based on production capacity, and is also a manufacturer of papergrade pulp. The Company designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide range of business, commercial printing, publication as well as technical and specialty papers with recognized brands such as First Choice®, Domtar Microprint®, Windsor Offset®, Cougar® as well as its full line of environmentally and socially responsible papers, Domtar EarthChoice®.
Domtar owns and operates Domtar Distribution Group, an extensive network of strategically located paper distribution facilities. Domtar also produces lumber and other specialty and industrial wood products. The company employs nearly 14,000 people.
PaperAge is a leading business-to-business trade publication with an editorial focus on the global pulp, paper and paper converting industries. Based in Hingham, Massachusetts, PaperAge is published bi-monthly and is distributed worldwide. For further information, visit www.paperage.com.