SPOKANE, Wash.--Clearwater Paper Corporation announced the appointment of Robert Hrivnak as senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer, effective April 8, 2019. Mr. Hrivnak, age 58, will be responsible for overseeing the company's financial reporting and controls, investor relations, risk management, tax and treasury functions, and purchasing.
Linda K. Massman, president and chief executive officer, said, "On behalf of the Board, I am pleased to welcome Robert to Clearwater Paper. Robert is a seasoned executive who brings over three decades of experience overseeing corporate controls, auditing, accounting, and finance functions. We are confident we will benefit from his expertise in leading rigorous process controls and bringing an operational focus in partnering with our business segments. We look forward to his contributions as we work on executing on our strategies of driving strong financial performance and delivering value for our employees, customers, and shareholders."
Mr. Hrivnak joins Clearwater Paper from Itron, Inc., a U.S.-based technology company that offers products and services to utilities and municipalities in the management of their data and critical infrastructure needs. Itron reported 2018 revenues of approximately $2.4 billion. Mr. Hrivnak most recently served as Itron's chief accounting executive - vice president and corporate controller. Prior to Itron, Mr. Hrivnak held financial and accounting positions at Education Management Corp., Fluor Corp., Tyco International Ltd. and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Mr. Hrivnak began his career as an auditor with KPMG LLP. He earned a Bachelor of Science in business and accounting from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin. He is also a certified public accountant.
Mr. Hrivnak succeeds John D. Hertz, who has left the company to pursue other opportunities.
"We thank John for his many contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors," said Ms. Massman.
Mr. Hertz commented, "I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with this team, and believe the company is well positioned for continued success."