Mohawk Makes Organizational Change — Creates Mohawk Fine Paper and Mohawk Digital

Sept. 17, 2013 - Mohawk announces an organizational restructuring, creating two new distinct business units: Mohawk Fine Paper and Mohawk Digital.

Mohawk's core business of fine text and cover papers and envelopes will be managed within the Mohawk Fine Paper division, while the company's growing portfolio of digital substrates — including a wide range of papers and non-papers for printing across dry toner, liquid toner and ink jet devices, will be managed within the new Mohawk Digital division.

“Mohawk's traditional fine paper business is mature, while our digital business has experienced, and is positioned for, rapid growth. Given the differing maturity levels of these two segments, it was necessary to develop individual growth strategies to ensure future success,” said Thomas D. O'Connor, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Mohawk.

Kevin Richard

Kevin Richard, formerly Executive Vice President, Operations & Chief Operating Officer, has been named President of Mohawk Fine Paper Division.

Richard joined Mohawk in 1995, was promoted to Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer in 2005, and was appointed to the Mohawk Board of Directors in 2007. Prior to joining Mohawk, Richard had 13 years of experience in the paper industry. Richard has a BS Electrical Engineering degree from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, and has completed executive education programs at Columbia Business School, Duke's Fuqua School and Harvard Business School.

Paul Biesiadecki

Paul Biesiadecki, previously Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, has been named President, Mohawk Digital.

Biesiadecki joined Mohawk in 2004, and was promoted to Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing in 2010. Prior to joining Mohawk, Biesiadecki had over 20 years of experience in the paper industry. Biesiadecki has a Bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Mohawk is North America's largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing. The company is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated business based in Cohoes, New York, with global sales and operations located throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit

SOURCE: Mohawk