Catalyst Paper Names Brian Johnston VP, Technical Services

July 14, 2011 - Catalyst Paper announced the appointment of Brian Johnston to the role of vice president, technical services. Most recently Johnston served as vice president operations.

"Brian's experience and knowledge of all our operating assets and technologies will enable the business to ensure appropriate procedures, processes and resources are fully deployed in each mill and functioning at a level that delivers maximum productivity and reliability," said Catalyst president and CEO Kevin J. Clarke.

"His technical expertise will also be instrumental in the efficient deployment of major capital projects such as the federally funded boiler upgrade at Powell River," Clarke added.

Johnston has held a range of leadership assignments at Catalyst since joining the company in 1994 and brings more than 25 years of coast-to-coast mill experience to his new role.

Catalyst Paper manufactures diverse specialty printing papers, newsprint and pulp. Its customers include retailers, publishers and commercial printers in North America, Latin America, the Pacific Rim and Europe. With four mills located in British Columbia and Arizona, Catalyst has a combined annual production capacity of 1.9 million tonnes. The company is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

SOURCE: Catalyst Paper