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International Paper Names Scott Taylor as New Mill Manager for Pensacola Mill

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Oct. 23, 2017 - International Paper announced Scott Taylor has been named mill manager of International Paper's Pensacola containerboard mill in Cantonment, Florida. Most recently, Taylor was International Paper's manager of Technical Services for its containerboard business located at the company's global headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee.

Taylor joined IP in 2002 and has worked in several manufacturing and technical leadership roles of increasing in responsibility throughout his career with the company.

In a related move, former Pensacola Mill Manager Brett De Jong has been promoted to International Paper's manager of Investments for its Containerboard business. In his new position, De Jong will be responsible for leading the implementation of the strategic capital investments for IP's Riverdale Mill containerboard machine conversion in Selma, Alabama.

De Jong joined International Paper in 1997 and has held various roles with increasing leadership responsibility in technology and at the company's pulp and paper mills. Since 2012, De Jong had been the mill manager in Cantonment.

“Brett has done excellent work leading the Pensacola team and positioning the mill for ongoing success,” said Roman Gallo, IP's vice president, Manufacturing, Containerboard. “Scott's manufacturing and technical experience will be an asset to the mill. I am confident he will provide the leadership needed to help the Pensacola team to remain a safe operation and reach another level of sustainable performance.”