Appvion names Ethan Haas to lead its carbonless and specialty papers business
APPLETON, Wis., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Appvion, Inc. announced today the appointment of Ethan Haas as vice president and general manager of the company’s carbonless and specialty papers business. Haas will be based at the company’s headquarters in Appleton, Wisconsin. He will report to Kevin Gilligan, president of Appvion’s paper division, and will serve as a member of the company’s senior leadership team.
“Ethan has achieved success in multiple paper business segments by reinventing products, engineering ventures and partnerships, developing new distribution channels, recharging sales teams, and re-engaging customers,” said Mark Richards, Appvion’s chief executive officer. “That experience and Ethan’s commitment to continuous improvement will help us expand our carbonless and specialty business by leveraging its full capabilities.”
Haas comes to Appvion with 18 years of management experience in the paper industry, most recently with NewPage Corporation. Since 2013 Haas has served as vice president of broker, international, pulp and auxiliary markets, a NewPage business group with annual sales of more than $1 billion. Prior to that, he served for two years as general manager of supercalendered and news, pulp, broker, international and auxiliary markets.
Haas has also served as general manager of web offset and international development; director of sales administration and international development; and director of marketing strategy and international sales. He began his career in the paper industry by serving in commercial print sales and marketing management positions with MeadWestvaco.
Haas earned a master’s degree in business administration (marketing management, strategic management and analytic consulting) from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in international economics and business management from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.
Appvion creates product solutions through its development and use of coating formulations, coating applications and Encapsys(®) microencapsulation technology. The company produces thermal, carbonless, security, digital specialty, coated specialty, and Encapsys products. Appvion, headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, has manufacturing operations in Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania, employs approximately 1,700 people and is 100 percent employee-owned. For more information, visit www.appvion.com.
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