Fusion Paperboard Promotes Joel Laroche to GM Boxboard Division

Jan. 22, 2013 - Fusion Paperboard is pleased to announce the promotion of Joel Laroche to the position of General Manager Boxboard Division. He will be responsible for overseeing operations at the Sprague Mill, including production, maintenance and sales and marketing.

Laroche has served as Director of Operations for the Sprague Mill since the creation of Fusion Paperboard in 2011, and has been instrumental in leading the mill.

Fusion also announced that Hank Somer has accepted the position of Vice President Sales & Marketing. Somer has been involved with the sales team for the Sprague mill since 2006. He has served as National Accounts Manager with Fusion Paperboard since June 2011.

Somer has extensive experience in paperboard, holding key operational and sales roles in the industry for more than 25 years. In addition to sales and marketing, he will oversee Customer Service at the Sprague Mill.

Fusion Paperboard operates two facilities: a Connecticut-based paperboard mill, and a Kentucky-based converting plant. The Sprague, Connecticut mill produces InverKote and InverFreez, which are grades of Coated Recycled Boxboard made from 100% Recycled Fiber with a minimum of 60% post-consumer content and are FSC and Rain Forest Alliance Certified. The Converting plant in Hebron, Kentucky produces high quality folding cartons. It is AlB certified and operates two Web Offset Presses and a full Finishing Department.

SOURCE: Fusion Paperboard