The Newark Group Names Frank Papa as President, CEO

Aug. 23, 2011 - The Newark Group announced that Frank Papa has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of The Newark Group, effective August 24, 2011.

Mr. Papa will replace Philip B. Jones who has served in the position on an interim basis since the departure of Robert Mullen.

“Frank brings to The Newark Group an all-important outside perspective balanced against an insider’s knowledge of the industrial marketplace and the challenges facing manufacturing companies today,” commented Jim Keller, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Newark Group.

“His design, manufacturing and logistics background is extensive, his record of growth is impressive, and we are eager to begin working with him as we continue to evolve as a leader in recycled paperboard.”

Papa rose to positions of increased responsibility in a career that began at General Electric Company and progressed through President and CEO positions at Specialized Vehicles Corporation and Signature Aluminum Canada. Most recently, he has been Operating Partner at H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private investment firm.

The Newark Group is an integrated global producer of 100% recycled paperboard and paperboard products with significant manufacturing and marketing operations in North America and Europe. Comprised of five vertically integrated 100% recycled paperboard operating divisions, The Newark Group maintains locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.

SOURCE: The Newark Group

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