Gorham Paper and Tissue Names Michael Cummings as Chief Executive

May 20, 2013 - Gorham Paper and Tissue has named Michael Cummings as its new full-time Chief Executive Officer. Cummings brings more than 20 years of manufacturing leadership experience with various companies in the paper, packaging and technology sectors.

Dick Arnold, who acted in a dual capacity for Patriarch Partners as the President and CEO for both Gorham Paper and Tissue, and Old Town Fuel and Fiber in Maine, will now devote all of his time to Old Town Fuel and Fiber.

Cummings joins Gorham from Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he served as the Director of Global Operations within the Slides and Specialty Glass business unit. Previously, he served as COO in the consumer division of Crane & Company. Prior to that Cummings was the Senior Vice President of The Newark Group.

Cummings earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

Gorham Paper and Tissue targets niche technical markets with a broad portfolio of customized Tissue, Towel and Specialty Packaging, Converting, Engineered and Printing Papers. In May 2011, the Gorham facility was acquired with support from investment funds managed by Patriarch Partners. For more information, please visit: www.gorhampt.com.

SOURCE: Gorham Paper and Tissue