Marcal Names Fred Smagorinsky CEO

November 9, 2010

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Marcal Paper Mills, the nation’s leading manufacturer of household paper goods from 100 percent recycled paper, today named Fred Smagorinsky, a dynamic executive with a strong track record of growth across multiple industries, as CEO.

Smagorinsky brings to Marcal deep, diverse experience leading organizations spanning established industrial concerns to entrepreneurial-minded nonprofits. He most recently served as CEO of NJ-based Schofield Stone, a major, privately held quarrier, fabricator, wholesaler and retailer of natural stone products, where he made key, strategic acquisitions, significantly expanded the company’s presence in the southeastern region and navigated a challenging economic climate through disciplined cost, asset and cash management.

“I’m joining a talented team at an exciting time, with consumer awareness of recycled paper goods and their environmental benefits growing rapidly,” Smagorinsky said.

“I’ve been a longtime fan of Marcal’s products and recycled production process, so I come here with a special sense of enthusiasm and energy,” he said. “This is a company with not just great products, but great people who embrace our company’s green heritage — people who know what they do matters, and will be our strongest asset in taking Marcal to the next level.”

Prior to Schofield Stone, Smagorinsky served as Chief Operating Officer of Management Leadership for Tomorrow, a nonprofit organization addressing the under-representation of minorities in leadership positions in corporations, entrepreneurial ventures and nonprofit organizations. Smagorinsky’s growth and infrastructure development strategies doubled the organization and program scope within 18 months of his joining.

Smagorinsky capped a 14-year career at global food and specialty packaging leader Sealed Air Corporation as Vice President, Corporate Sales and Marketing, spearheading worldwide strategic initiatives and the revamping of the company’s North American industrial sales organization. He’d previously served as Vice President of Manufacturing for the company’s Packaging Products division, and as Managing Director of its Australia and New Zealand operations

Smagorinsky’s career started at global consulting leader McKinsey & Company, where he specialized in operations improvement in steel, telecommunications, automotive and other major industries.

Smagorinsky resides in Montclair, NJ with his wife and two daughters. He is board chair of Jazz House Kids, a Montclair-based nonprofit, a member of the Montclair State Business School Advisory Committee, and former president of the Yale School of Management Alumni Association. He earned a BSE from Princeton and an MBA from Yale.

About Marcal

Marcal uses only 100 percent premium recycled paper in every product it makes. The company’s Marcal® Small Steps® brand is the nation’s number one line of paper towels, bath tissue, facial tissue and napkins made from 100 percent recycled paper, with great performance and typically priced less than other recycled and traditional brands. Marcal products earned highest rankings in every category in the National Resources Defense Council’s latest environmental ratings of household tissue paper products. The Elmwood Park, NJ-based company has manufactured with recycled paper since 1950. For more information, please visit www.marcalsmallsteps.com.

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