Aug. 3, 2023 - The National Paper Trade Association (NPTA) is pleased to present the 2023 Stanley O. Styles Industry Excellence Award to Greg Gibson, senior vice president of Sylvamo. Greg's knowledge of customers, experience in both printing paper and packaging grades, and his selfless dedication to the industry has been evident throughout his career.
The Stanley O. Styles Industry Excellence Award was created to recognize individuals who have made a positive impact through innovation, hard work and effective management.
Greg will be presented with the award at Paper Meets LIVE! 2023, which takes place Sept. 19-21 at the Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The award ceremony will be held during the event's Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
"When I would see Greg at industry events, he was the individual who went out of his way to say 'hi', reconnect, check in on our company and make me, as well as anyone I was with, feel a part of this industry," said Travis Mlakar of The Millcraft Paper Company. "Greg has also been one of the key leaders who has always prioritized what the industry needed and ensured that he and the organization he was a part of were there to support the greater good."
Greg's outstanding leadership, exceptional industry knowledge, and commitment to the industry set him apart. He became Sylvamo's senior vice president of commercial excellence on July 1, 2023.
A part of the paper and packaging industry since 1982, Greg joined International Paper in 2000 through the company's merger with Champion International. He served as vice president and general manager for multiple International Paper commercial divisions, including Commercial Printing and Imaging papers, European Papers, European Packaging, and North American Papers.
At the inception of Sylvamo as a spinoff of International Paper in 2021, he became senior vice president and general manager, North America.
Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Sylvamo employs more than 6,500 people worldwide, with mills in Europe, Latin America and North America. Sylvamo prides itself on providing people around the world with paper to educate, communicate and entertain.
Greg has served on numerous boards including American Forest & Paper Association, Confederation of European Paper Industries and United Way of the Mid-South.
"I have had the pleasure of working with Greg for more than 20 years," said Andrew Wallach, President and CEO, Central National Gottesman. "Greg has been an incredible steward of the paper industry, always has exceptional business insights, and manages his relationships with the highest level of integrity, transparency, and care. Greg is the consummate professional and very deserving of this award."
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