Georgia-Pacific names Ryan Elwart Chief Customer Officer for Consumer Products Group
April 3, 2020
Georgia-Pacific (GP) has named Ryan Elwart as Chief Customer Officer for the Consumer Products Group. In this newly created position, Elwart will lead a combined sales organization of both the company's retail and commercial (GP PRO) businesses.
The move is intended to increase the value the GP Consumer Products Group creates for customers by driving integrated teamwork across the organization and more effectively deliver the service, support and capabilities that matter most.
Prior to his promotion, Elwart served as senior vice president for global sales at Georgia-Pacific, responsible for North American and International GP PRO sales, sales strategy and sales capability teams.
His new role comes as Mike Hayes leaves his position as senior vice president of retail sales at the company to take on a role at another organization. In the past, Elwart also led customer and capability teams at PepsiCo in the Frito Lay and QTG divisions and held multiple sales responsibilities at Hormel Foods.