Soundview Paper Names Karl Meyers as CEO; Rob Baron as New President

June 2, 2015 - Soundview Paper Company [yesterday] announced that company President Karl Meyers has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Senior Vice President of Strategy, Rob Baron, has been named the company's new President.

In addition, longtime tissue and paper industry executives Steve Ziessler and Bob Snyder have joined Soundview's Board of Managers.

I am very pleased to take on this new role and continue to partner with Rob Baron and our entire team to move Soundview forward, said Meyers.

Meyers became Soundview's President last September after serving as Chief Operating Officer of the company's Away-From-Home Division. Prior to joining Soundview, he served as a senior executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation from 1997 to 2009.

Baron joined Soundview in 2014 as Senior Vice President of Strategy after having served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Finch Paper from 2012 to 2014.

Snyder served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Orchids Paper Products from 2007 to 2014, as well as serving on its Board of Directors. From 2002 to 2005, he worked for Kruger, Inc., where he served as Vice President and General Manager of Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited, an operation that was comprised of a newsprint mill, timberlands, and power generation facility.

Ziessler has spent the majority of his career in leadership positions in the tissue industry. He most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Guardian Building Products from July 2011 to April 2015. Prior to that, he served for six years as President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Cellu Tissue / Clearwater Paper Corporation. He has also held a number of senior positions with Kimberly-Clark Corporation, including President of Kimberly-Clark Professional in Europe and Vice President of Kimberly-Clark North America.

Soundview Paper Company, located in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, is a manufacturer of recycled and virgin fiber towel and tissue products for the At-Home, Home and Office and Away-From-Home markets in North America. The company also operates a facility in Putney, Vermont. To learn more, please visit:

SOURCE: Soundview Paper Company