YORK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Glatfelter (NYSE: GLT) today announced key leadership changes in the Specialty Papers Business Unit (SPBU) effective immediately. Timothy R. Hess is promoted to Vice President of Sales & Marketing, and Calvin Staudt Jr. has joined Glatfelter as Vice President of Manufacturing. Both men will report to Brian Janki, Vice President & General Manager for SPBU.
In making this announcement, Mr. Janki said, “These changes strengthen the Specialty Papers’ team, creating a more integrated leadership structure for both our commercial and manufacturing organizations. I expect these changes to accelerate our new product development engine and enhance our customer experience, while improving our operating efficiency and cost position – all of which are critical to our ongoing success in Specialty Papers.”
Mr. Hess brings 20 years of broad Glatfelter operational and commercial leadership experience and a strong technical background to his new assignment. He will assume ownership of Specialty Papers’ commercial activities, including sales, marketing, new product development, and new business development. In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Hess earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from the United States Military Academy, West Point and a Master of Science in Pulp & Paper from the Institute for Paper Science and Technology.
As Vice President of Manufacturing, Mr. Staudt will assume responsibility for all Specialty Papers operations, with an emphasis on safety, reliability, efficient mill operations, and developing capabilities across our manufacturing assets to align with the needs of current and future customers.
Mr. Staudt brings more than 30 years of industry manufacturing operations experience to Glatfelter. Most recently, he served as General Manager at Rock Tenn in Florence, S.C. Prior leadership roles include assignments with International Paper, Temple Inland, and Evergreen Packaging. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Alabama. Mr. Staudt retired as a Commander of the United States Naval Reserve in 1997.
Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2014, Glatfelter is a global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, offering innovation, technical expertise and world-class service. Headquartered in York, PA, U.S. operations include facilities in Spring Grove, PA, and Chillicothe and Fremont, OH. International operations include facilities in Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Philippines, a representative office in China and a sales and distribution office in Russia. Glatfelter’s sales approximate $1.8 billion annually, and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GLT. Additional information may be found at www.glatfelter.com.