Board of Directors
To see current stock ownership of each director, view
Wausau Paper’s Stock Transaction History.
Michael C. Burandt
Mr. Burandt was appointed Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on April 24, 2014. His current term on the Board of Directors expires in 2018. 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.
Robert H. Yanker *
Mr. Yanker is a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm at which he served 27 years. He was appointed a Director of the Company in July 2015. Mr. Yanker will stand for election as a Director at the Company’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
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 2017.
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 2017.
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 2018.
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.
Gavin T. Molinelli *
Mr. Molinelli is a Partner of Starboard Value LP. He was formerly a Director and small cap value and opportunity Investment Analyst for Ramius LLC, a subsidiary of the Cowen Group, Inc. and a member of the Technology Investment Banking group at Banc of America Securities LLC. Mr. Molinelli is a former Director of Actel Corp. He became a Director of the Company in 2014. Mr. Molinelli’s current term as a director expires in 2017.
George Patrick 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.