Catalyst Paper Names Joe Nemeth as President and CEO

Joe Nemeth.

Aug. 19, 2013 - Catalyst Paper announced, today, the appointment of Joe Nemeth as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1, 2013.

Nemeth is an experienced pulp and paper industry executive with some 30 years of background, most recently serving as President and CEO of Canfor Pulp.

Nemeth's leadership achievements include best of peer group financial performance; negotiation and oversight of major business and strategic development initiatives; and continuous improvement in operations, cost and organizational management, Catalyst said.

"Nemeth's knowledge of the marketplace and his experience in the operational side of the pulp and paper process are well-matched with our requirements and will ensure the necessary momentum to keep pace with the very competitive global paper industry," said Catalyst Board Chairman and Interim CEO Leslie T. Lederer.

Nemeth holds an MBA from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Forestry from the University of British Columbia. He is a director of Fortress Paper Ltd. Born and raised in coastal British Columbia, Nemeth and his family make their home in the greater Vancouver region.

Catalyst Paper manufactures diverse specialty mechanical printing papers, newsprint and pulp. Its customers include retailers, publishers and commercial printers in North America , Latin America, the Pacific Rim and Europe . With three mills in British Columbia, Catalyst has a combined annual production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes. The company is headquartered in Richmond , British Columbia. Catalyst Paper is ranked by Corporate Knights Inc. as one of the 50 Best Corporate Citizens in Canada. For additional information visit

SOURCE: Catalyst Paper Corporation