MONTREAL (News release) -- The Paper Excellence Group announced that it has appointed Richard Tremblay to President of its pulp and tissue business unit. The appointment is effective immediately.
Throughout the last year, Mr. Tremblay has served as Senior Vice President, Pulp, Paper, and Tissue Operations within the Paper Excellence Group's pulp and tissue business unit. Prior to the acquisition of Resolute Forest Products ("Resolute") by the Paper Excellence Group, through its subsidiary Domtar Corporation ("Domtar"), Mr. Tremblay was a valued Resolute leader, previously serving in numerous positions, including Senior Vice President, Pulp and Paper Operations. Prior to joining Resolute in June 2011, he served as general manager of several mills at Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation between 2002 and 2011.
The Pulp & Tissue business unit consists of all legacy Resolute pulp, paper and tissue operations as well as the non-integrated Paper Excellence Canada pulp mills. Mr. Tremblay will report to the Paper Excellence Group management board, chaired by Non-Executive Chairman John Williams.
Mr. Williams stated, "On behalf of the board, I would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to Richard Tremblay on his appointment to this critical role. Richard brings significant and valuable experience in this space, as evidenced by his long career holding leadership positions in the pulp and paper industry. With his unwavering dedication and profound leadership driving the company forward, we look to a future marked by innovation, progress and operational success."