Atlas Paper Mills Appoints Jim Brown as Chief Executive

Nov. 18, 2013 - Atlas Paper Mills, LLC announced today that Jim Brown has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Brown succeeds Joe Tadeo, who will be leaving the company to pursue outside interests.

Brown joins Atlas with over 25 years of professional experience in paper packaging and related sectors, most recently serving as an Executive Vice President at Duro Bag Manufacturing Company, the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of high-quality paper bags.

Peter Leibman, a Board member of Atlas, commented on Mr. Brown's appointment, stating, "We are delighted to have someone of Jim Brown's caliber join Atlas as Chief Executive Officer. Jim has an impressive track record of building strong customer relationships, enhancing operations and delivering exceptional results. His background and experience are well suited for leading Atlas, as the Company continues to execute on its business plan, featuring both organic growth and strategic add-on acquisitions."

"On behalf of the Board, we would like to thank Joe Tadeo for his service and leadership. During his tenure as CEO, Joe helped grow and build Atlas into the outstanding company it is today," Leibman added.

Prior to joining Duro Bag, Brown spent 26 years in various executive positions with Sonoco Products Company, including Vice President of Sonoco Recycling Inc. and President of Sonoco Sustainability Solutions, LLC.

Brown has a B.S. in Industrial Technology from Western Washington University.

Atlas Paper Mills is a Miami, Florida-based manufacturer of tissue products, utilizing recycled fiber. Atlas produces approximately 34,000 tons of recycled tissue products per year and converts approximately three million cases of tissue and towels. For further information about Atlas Paper Mills, visit www.atlaspapermills.com.

SOURCE: Atlas Paper Mills, LLC