Mohawk Announces New Hires in Fine Paper and Digital Divisions
On October 7, 2013, Mohawk, Cohoes, N.Y., announced new hires in its Fine Paper and Digital Business divisions, which were created recently to support the growth in Mohawk's emerging digital business while securing the future of its core fine paper business. The company is North America's largest privately owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing.
"Mohawk's traditional fine paper business is mature, while our digital business has experienced, and is positioned for, rapid growth," Thomas D. O'Connor Jr., Mohawk's chairman and CEO, said. "Given the differing maturity levels of these two segments, it was necessary to develop individual growth strategies to ensure future success."
Mohawk announced six Fine Paper Division hires who will report to divisional president Kevin Richard.
Norman Charette has joined as district sales manager for the New England region. Coming from Ariva/RIS The Paper House, Pennsauken Township, N.J., he spent 19 years in sales management and business development. The Massachusetts resident holds a bachelor's degree in marketing and a master's in business administration, both from Nichols College.
Christine Schaaf has become Chicago's district sales manager, which entails serving Mohawk customers and overseeing business development in Chicago, where she also lives. Schaaf was formerly the Midwest sales manager at Gruppo Cordenons, an Italian specialty papers mill. She holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from Marquette University.
Brian Sagula is servicing Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Long Island, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia as the district sales manager for the Mid-Atlantic region. The Pennsylvania resident has about 20 years of sales and business development experience and holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Illinois State University.
Marc Zitron has joined as district sales manager for the Southeast region, servicing Mohawk customers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. The Florida resident spent the past decade as senior commercial print sales manager at the Miamisburg, Ohio-based NewPage Corp. His nearly 30 years of sales and business development experience also includes time at International Paper, Memphis, Tenn., and Cincinnati Cordage and Paper Co.
Trent Graham is servicing the Southeast region's Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia (his home state), as its district sales manager. He spent the last seven years as territory manager at Glatfelter, York, Pa. Previously, he was an account manager with Philadelphia-based xpedx -The Sterling Group and Chicago-based RR Donnelley in Atlanta. Graham has a bachelor's in print management from Georgia Southern University.
Kevin Koetz has joined as district sales manager for the Midwest territory, servicing Mohawk customers in his home state of Ohio, as well as Indiana, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Koetz, formerly the owner of The Graphic Printery Inc., Columbus, Ohio, comes from Baesman Group, also Columbus, Ohio, where he was an account executive. He has a bachelor's from Bowling Green State University in business administration.
Mohawk announces two Digital Division hires who will report to divisional president Paul Biesiadecki.
Catherine Radoncic has joined as digital specialist in the Mid-Atlantic region, serving customers in New York, New Jersey and Virginia, as well as Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The graduate of Mount St. Mary College has 24 years digital experience at Xerox Corp., Norwalk, Conn., most recently as its lead supply account manager.
Mary Kay Dupont serves customers in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island as the New England region's digital specialist. The graduate of Southern Connecticut State University brings more than 25 years of sales and business development experience in the industry.
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