Bob Mullen, Chairman of The Newark Group, Resigns

Bob Mullen

May 21, 2011 - The Newark Group said that on Tuesday, May 17 its Board of Directors accepted Bob Mullen's resignation as president, CEO, and chairman, effective immediately.

"The Board would like to thank Bob for his commitment and dedication to the company that has spanned almost his entire career," The Newark Group said in a written statement.

Mullen originally joined The Newark Group in 1984 as assistant superintendent of a paper machine at the company's Haverhill Paperboard Mill, which was closed in 2008.

On an interim basis, Philip B. Jones, senior vice president of converting, has been appointed to the position of president and CEO. Jones will remain in this role until the Board selects a permanent president and chief executive, which The Newark Group expects to take place within three months.

In a related move, Jim Keller has been elected Chairman of the Board.

SOURCE: The Newark Group