Sappi Fine Paper NA Cloquet Mill Managing Director Rick Dwyer to Retire, Mike Schultz to Assume Role

Rick Dwyer

Nov. 8, 2013 - Sappi Fine Paper North America announced that after over 30 years of paper industry experience, Rick Dwyer will be retiring from his position as Managing Director and Mike Schultz will be assuming his role as Managing Director, Cloquet Mill in Cloquet, Minn.

"It is with decidedly mixed feelings that I announce that Rick Dwyer has decided to retire," said John Donahue, Vice President of Manufacturing, Sappi Fine Paper North America. "Under Rick's leadership, the Cloquet Mill achieved record production and we will miss his passion, wealth of knowledge, and superior leadership."

Rick Dwyer joined Sappi in 2007 as Managing Director of Sappi's former Muskegon Mill until he later served as Managing Director, Cloquet Mill. Dwyer has consistently demonstrated his manufacturing leadership at Sappi with the remarkable recovery of the 2012 flood and in leading the mill during the Cloquet conversion project. Before joining the company, he has held positions at International Paper and Fox River Paper.

Mike Schultz

Mike Schultz, Managing Director, Cloquet Conversion Project will be assuming the role of Managing Director, Cloquet Mill, effective immediately. His impressive tenure at the Cloquet Mill commenced over 23 years ago. His background includes a key role in the original capital project to build the Cloquet pulp mill in the 1990s, Pulp Production Manager, and Managing Director. Most recently, he successfully completed the Cloquet Conversion Project as its Managing Director.

"I know that Mike Schultz's expertise, thorough knowledge of the Cloquet Mill and relentless pursuit of excellence will help bring the mill to new levels of success as it continues to produce world-class coated paper and specialty pulp," Donahue said.

SOURCE: Sappi Fine Paper North America