Liberty Diversified International Promotes Larry Newell to Vice President, Paper Manufacturing

Larry Newell

Sept. 3, 2014 - Liberty Diversified International (LDI) announced that Larry Newell has been promoted to Vice President, Paper Manufacturing.

As part of his duties in paper manufacturing and sourcing, Newell will continue to serve as general manager of LDI’s Liberty Paper mill in Becker, Minnesota. The mill manufactures 100 percent recycled papers for packaging from more than 400 million pounds of old corrugated containers each year.

“Our paper business has steadily grown under Larry’s leadership, and this promotion reflects our continued commitment to lead our industry in paper production from recycled material,” said Dan Zdon, LDI President and Chief Operating Officer.

Newell, a 20-year veteran of LDI, spearheaded the 2012 design and construction of a $15 million water pre-treatment project at the Becker facility.

Newell is a member of the Technical Association of the Paper and Pulp Industry (TAPPI) and the Paper Industry Management Association (PIMA). He serves on the Advisory Council board of directors for the University of Minnesota’s Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering.

Liberty Diversified International is a privately-held family of businesses, which include paper and packaging; furnishings and organization products for the office; building and architectural products; and precision machining. To learn more, please visit:

SOURCE: Liberty Diversified International