YORK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Glatfelter (NYSE: GLT) today announced the promotion of Timothy R. Hess to Senior Vice President and Business Unit President, Specialty Papers. In this role, Mr. Hess will have overall P&L responsibility and will guide the strategic direction for the business unit. He will report directly to Dante C. Parrini, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. John P. Jacunski, who has led Specialty Papers since April 2016, in addition to his role as Chief Financial Officer, will continue serving in his primary role as the CFO of Glatfelter.
In making this announcement, Mr. Parrini said, “A 22-year veteran of Glatfelter, Tim Hess brings deep market knowledge and strong customer relationships to his role as Business Unit President for Specialty Papers. Tim has been a driving force behind Specialty Papers’ successful track record of outperforming the broader uncoated freesheet market for the past 12 years, while also helping to shape the strategy for the business. Tim’s promotion will enable John Jacunski, as our CFO, to focus all of his efforts on the execution of a number of high-priority initiatives across our businesses and the financial aspects of the Company overall.”
Since joining Glatfelter in 1994, Mr. Hess has held a variety of assignments in technical, operations, sales and marketing, and general management. Most recently, Mr. Hess was Vice President, Sales and Marketing for the Specialty Papers Business Unit. Mr. Hess earned a B.S. degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an M.S. from the Institute of Paper Science & Technology, and he serves on the board of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.
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. Headquartered in York, PA, the company employs over 4,300 people and serves customers in over 100 countries. U.S. operations include facilities in Pennsylvania and Ohio. International operations include facilities in Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Philippines, and sales and distribution offices in China and Russia. Glatfelter’s sales approximate $1.6 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.