Sappi Europe Names Thomas Kratochwill as Sales and Marketing Director for Specialty Papers

Berry Wiersum, Rosemarie Asquino and Thomsa Kratochwill.

Jan. 5, 2015 - Sappi Europe has named Thomas Kratochwill as the new Sales and Marketing Director for Specialty Papers. He succeeds Rosemarie Asquino, who is retiring after 38 years with the company.

"We thank Rosemarie Asquino for her outstanding work. She has revolutionized the Specialty Papers Division at Sappi. Recently she was critical in designing and implementing the 60 million euro expansion of PM2," said Berry Wiersum, CEO of Sappi Europe.

"As we move into the future, we will be placing our full trust in her successor, Thomas Kratochwill. With his natural vigor and expertise, he will take the Specialty Papers Division at Sappi to a new level and implement the agreed-upon strategy in full." Wiersum added

Asquino will be available until the end of July 2015 as an advisor on strategic issues.

Kratochwill joined Sappi in 1995 in the Finance department, following his studies at KPMG. In 2010, he succeeded Alex Thiel as project director.

SOURCE: Sappi Europe