Soundview Paper President George Wurtz to Retire, Karl Meyers to Succeed Him

Sept. 24, 2014 - Soundview Paper Company announced today that George Wurtz is retiring from his position as President and CEO of the Elmwood Park, New Jersey-based towel and tissue product manufacturer, effective September 23, 2014. Wurtz will continue to be engaged with Soundview as its Chairman and as a significant investor.

Wurtz will be succeeded as President by Karl Meyers, who has served as Chief Operating Officer of Soundview’s Away-From-Home Division for the past year and brings decades of experience in the pulp and paper industry to the position. Meyers and Wurtz were two of the original industry leaders who started Soundview.

Under Wurtz’s leadership, Soundview increased its sales of converted product by successfully revitalizing the Marcal Brand, penetrating new channels of distribution, improving product quality and through the acquisition of Vermont based Putney Paper entered the Away From Home business with a complete product portfolio.

Meyers has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Soundview’s Away-From-Home Division since 2013. Prior to joining Soundview, he served as a senior executive for Georgia Pacific Corp. from 1997 to 2009. In that role, he helped to lead manufacturing operations in Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Toluca, Mexico. Prior to that, Meyers spent sixteen years working in a variety of leadership posts within Fort James and Fort Howard Corporation in Oklahoma.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Soundview Paper and its extraordinary employees who care deeply about the company we’re part of and meeting the needs of the customers we’re privileged to serve,” said Meyers. “Manufacturing is the backbone of our economy, and Soundview is at the forefront of our industry when it comes to employee safety, innovative product development, customer service and community engagement. I look forward to working with my colleagues, our customers and the community to write the next great chapter in the story of this company.”

Soundview Paper Company is a leading, world-class manufacturer of recycled and virgin fiber towel and tissue products for the At-Home and Away-From-Home markets in North America. To learn more, please visit:

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