Board of Directors
To see current stock ownership of each director, view
Wausau Paper’s Stock Transaction History.
Thomas J. Howatt
Mr. Howatt became non-executive Chairman of the Board effective February 15, 2012. Mr. Howatt was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 2000 through 2011. Previously he was Senior Vice President Printing & Writing, Vice President and General Manager Printing & Writing Division, Vice President and General Manager Wausau Papers of New Hampshire, Vice President Operations Brokaw Division and Vice President Administration Brokaw Division. He became a Director of the Company in 2000. Mr. Howatt’s current term as a director expires in 2014.
Michael C. Burandt
Mr. Burandt was named Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company on April 2, 2014. He is a Director of the Wausau Paper Board of Directors whose current term expires in 2015. He is President and CEO of Cantina Holdings LLC. He has held various senior executive roles with Georgia-Pacific and was most recently Executive Vice President of Georgia-Pacific’s North American Consumer Products division.
Henry C. Newell
Mr. Newell is the immediate past President and Chief Executive Officer of Wausau Paper. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from March 2011 through December 2012. Previously Mr. Newell had been Senior Vice President, Paper, having joined the Company in 2007 as corporate Vice President, Business Development. Mr. Newell previously held leadership positions at Atlas Holdings, Packaging Dynamics, Georgia-Pacific, Fort James and James River.
Londa J. Dewey *
Ms. Dewey is President of QTI Management Services, Inc., (human resources and staffing). She was formerly President of the Private Client Group and a Market President of U.S. Bank. Ms. Dewey is a director of MGE Energy, American Family Insurance and Chair of the Board for Meriter Health Services. She became a Director of the Company in 2011. Ms. Dewey’s current term as a director expires in 2014.
Gary W. Freels *
Mr. Freels is President and Chief Executive Officer of Alexander Properties, Inc. (investment management). He became a Director of the Company in 1996. Mr. Freels’ current term as a director expires in 2014.
Charles E. Hodges*
Mr. Hodges is President of The Hodges Group LLC, (an operations effectiveness consultancy). He was previously President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Operating Officer of Port Townsend Paper Company and has served as an executive and director of a number of companies and trade associations within the paper industry. Mr. Hodges’ current term as a director expires in 2015.
G. Watts Humphrey, Jr. *
Mr. Humphrey is President of GWH Holdings, Inc. (private investment company). He is also Chairman and CEO of International Plastics Equipment Group, Inc.; Chairman and CEO of Centria (metal building systems); and owner of Shawnee Farm (thoroughbred breeding/racing). He is also a Director of Churchill Downs Incorporated. He became a Director of the Company in 2007. Mr. Humphrey’s current term as a director expires in 2016.
John S. Kvocka *
Mr. Kvocka is President and CEO of JSK Associates. He was formerly the CFO of Finch Paper LLC, and the Vice President Business Development for SCA Tissue North America. He is a Director of Apex Resources Technologies. He became a Director of the Company in 2013. Mr. Kvocka’s current term as a director expires in 2016.
George P. Murphy *
Mr. Murphy is Senior Operating Partner of Hudson Ferry Capital LLC and a member of the Executive Team of Advisors of Mason Wells – both private equity firms. He was previously a Director of Converting, Inc., and of Advanced Modern Technologies Corporation. He became a Director of the Company in 2013. Mr. Murphy’s current term as a director expires in 2016.
* Directors whom the Board of Directors has determined are independent under the criteria of the New York Stock Exchange listing standards.