SPOKANE, Wash. -- Clearwater Paper Corporation announced a key divisional executive appointment. Michael (Mike) Urlick has been named senior vice president and general manager of the consumer products division, effective January 1, 2022. Mr. Urlick succeeds Joanne Shufelt, who will be retiring from the company in 2022.
"For the past eight years, Mike has been an integral part of the consumer products business and has developed a deep understanding of our tissue customers and our operations," said Arsen Kitch, president and chief executive officer. "I look forward to Mike's continued, valued contributions as a senior leader at Clearwater Paper."
Mr. Kitch continued, "I would like to thank Joanne for her many contributions during her more than nine years of leadership at Clearwater Paper. She continues to make a significant and positive impact on the business, and we are grateful for her support during this transition."
Mr. Urlick joined Clearwater Paper in 2013 and has most recently served as the vice president of sales and marketing for the consumer products division. Previously, he held sales positions with Georgia Pacific and Acosta Sales and Marketing. Mr. Urlick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and business management, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.
"We have a great team at Clearwater Paper, and I am honored to lead the consumer products business and continue our commitment to achieve strong business results and service our customers," said Mr. Urlick.