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Glatfelter Announces Planned Executive Leadership Transition in Human Resources

Dec. 16, 2016 - Glatfelter today announced that Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Administration, William T. Yanavitch II, will retire from the company, effective March 31, 2017. Yanavitch joined the company in July 2000 as Vice President, Human Resources and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Administration, in 2014.

Eileen Beck, Vice President, Global Compensation & Benefits, has been selected as Yanavitch's successor. Beck will have overall responsibility for the global human resources and corporate communications functions at Glatfelter.

In making this announcement, Dante C. Parrini, Chairman & CEO, said, “Bill is an exceptional leader and business partner, who has ensured that Glatfelter PEOPLE remain at the forefront of our culture and a source of competitive advantage as we execute our ongoing transformation into a leading, global engineered materials company.

During his sixteen-year career at Glatfelter, Bill established a comprehensive talent management and recruiting process that has enabled the company to recruit, employ, and retain top talent to drive the successful execution of business strategy across the organization. He has also led an effective government & public relations program in support of the Company's legislative and community interests.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Senior Executive Team, I thank Bill for his dedicated years of service and many contributions to Glatfelter.”

Eileen Beck joined Glatfelter in 2012 as Global Director of Compensation & Benefits, and was promoted to her current role in September 2015. Prior to joining Glatfelter, Beck worked for Armstrong World Industries for approximately 28 years with leadership assignments in Shared Services and Corporate Human Resources. She also served in various business unit Human Resource roles, as well as Vice President, Training & Development, and Vice President, Compensation & Benefits.

Beck earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Shippensburg University.

Mr. Parrini commented, “I am especially pleased to promote from within Glatfelter for this critical leadership assignment as we continue to focus on strengthening our talent management capabilities, becoming more operationally excellent, and executing our global growth strategy. Eileen will be a strong addition to our senior executive team and I look forward to her continued success in her new position.”

Headquartered in York, Pennsylvania (USA), Glatfelter is a global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, offering innovation, world-class service and over a century and a half of technical expertise. To learn more, please visit:

SOURCE: Glatfelter