Tembec Names Christian Ribeyrolle as Executive VP, Specialty Cellulose

Feb. 15, 2013 - Tembec announced the departure of Executive Vice President, Specialty Cellulose and Chemical Group, Yvon Pelletier and is pleased to appoint Christian Ribeyrolle as Executive Vice President, Specialty Cellulose.

Ribeyrolle, who holds a chemical engineering degree from l'Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand in France, has been with Tembec for ten years.

"Christian is a key member of Tembec's senior management team. He has led the transformation of the Tartas mill, making it a very profitable operation with a reputation that is recognized internationally in the specialty cellulose market," said James Lopez , President and CEO of Tembec.

Ribeyrolle joined Tembec in 2003 as Manager of the pulp mill in Tartas, France. In 2008, he was promoted to the position of Director of Sales, Specialty Cellulose, and in 2009, became Senior Vice President, Specialty Cellulose, and President, Tembec SAS ( France ).

Pelletier will leave the company on February 22, 2013.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Yvon Pelletier for his 32 years of service and recognize his commitment to the Company during his tenure with Tembec. We wish Yvon well," Lopez said.

Tembec manufactures lumber, pulp, paper and specialty cellulose and is a global leader in sustainable forest management practices. Principal operations are in Canada and France. The company has some 3,700 employees and annual sales of approximately $2 billion.

SOURCE: Tembec