People: Wausau Paper Corp (WPP)

WPP on New York Consolidated

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24 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Burandt

69 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Urmanski

41 2014 President, Chief Operating Officer

Sherri Lemmer

46 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Patrick Medvecz

49 2012 Senior Vice President - Operations

Michael Nelson

46 2011 Senior Vice President - Paper

Gavin Molinelli

31 2014 Director

Londa Dewey

53 2011 Independent Director

Gary Freels

65 1996 Independent Director

Charles Hodges

62 2012 Independent Director

G. Watts Humphrey

69 2007 Independent Director

John Kvocka

67 2013 Independent Director

George Murphy

62 2013 Independent Director

Perry Grueber

Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Burandt

Mr. Michael C. Burandt is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Wausau Paper Corp. Mr. Burandt also serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cantina Holdings LLC, an operator of upscale Mexican restaurants in the Atlanta, Georgia, market, a position he has held since September 2007. Previously, from July 1988 until May 2007, Mr. Burandt held various executive positions with Georgia Pacific Corporation, a manufacturer of tissue products, fine paper, building products, containerboard, packaging pulp, and DIXIE® brand products. From November 2000 until May 2007, Mr. Burandt was Georgia Pacific’s Executive Vice President of North American Consumer Products, which includes the at-home and away-from-home tissue businesses, fine paper business, bleached board business, and the DIXIE® brand businesses. Mr. Burandt brings his significant experience in the paper business and, in particular, tissue operations, to Board of Directors.

Matthew Urmanski

Mr. Matthew L. Urmanski is President, Chief Operating Officer of Wausau Paper Corp. Mr. Urmanski joined the Company in 2000 and has most recently served in the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager, where he was responsible for strategy, finance, and supply chain operations. Prior to that, Mr. Urmanski served as the Senior Vice President of the Company’s Tissue segment (from March 2012 until June 2013, when the Company divested substantially all of its Paper segment assets); Vice President—Administration (Tissue Segment) (from September 2009 until February 2012); and Vice President—Financial Analysis and Business Support (from February 2006 until August 2009).

Sherri Lemmer

Ms. Sherri L. Lemmer serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Wausau Paper Corp. Previously, Vice President, Finance and Information Technology (2012), and Vice President, Corporate Controller (2006-2011).

Patrick Medvecz

Mr. Patrick J. Medvecz serves as Senior Vice President - Operations of Wausau Paper Corp. Previously, Vice President, Manufacturing and Technology (2007-2011).

Michael Nelson

Mr. Michael W. Nelson serves as Senior Vice President - Paper of Wausau Paper Corp. He joined the Company in 2007 as Vice President—Sales and Marketing for the Company’s specialty products business unit. Mr. Nelson was promoted to Vice President—Sales and Marketing for the Paper segment in 2010. Prior to joining the Company in 2007, Mr. Nelson served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing for the Printing and Carbonless Papers division of Glatfelter Corporation.

Gavin Molinelli

Mr. Gavin T. Molinelli is appointed as Director of Wausau Paper Corp., effective July 7, 2014. Mr. Molinelli is a Partner of Starboard Value LP. Prior to joining Starboard in 2011, in connection with a spin-off transaction, Mr. Molinelli was a Director and an Investment Analyst for the funds that comprised the small cap value and opportunity investment platform at Ramius LLC, a subsidiary of the Cowen Group, Inc. Prior to joining Ramius in October 2006, Mr. Molinelli was a member of the Technology Investment Banking group at Banc of America Securities LLC. Mr. Molinelli was formerly on the Board of Directors of Actel Corp, a semi-conductor company. Mr. Molinelli received a B.A. in Economics from Washington and Lee University.

Londa Dewey

Ms. Londa J. Dewey serves as an Independent Director of Wausau Paper Corp. Ms. Dewey is President of QTI Management Services, Inc., d/b/a The QTI Group, a human resources and staffing company. She was formerly President of the Private Client Group and Market President of U.S. Bank. Ms. Dewey is a director of MGE Energy, Inc., a publicly-traded utility holding company; a director of American Family Insurance, a mutual insurance company; a director of Wealth Management Company, an affiliate of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.; and a past Chair of the Board for Meriter Health Services, Inc., an integrated health services organization and the parent company of Meriter Hospital. Ms. Dewey provides the Board with her skills relating to financial analysis, business strategy, and risk assessment and management.

Gary Freels

Mr. Gary W. Freels serves as an Independent Director of Wausau Paper Corp. Mr. Freels also serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alexander Properties, Inc. (investment management). Mr. Freels also serves as President and a director of the Judd S. Alexander Foundation, Inc., (a private foundation) and as a director of the Dudley Foundation, Inc. (a private foundation). Mr. Freels has extensive experience in the areas of investment management, audit, and finance.

Charles Hodges

Mr. Charles E. Hodges serves as an Independent Director of Wausau Paper Corp. Mr. Hodges also serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer for Hood Container Corporation (a manufacturer of containerboard and corrugated packaging products), a position he has held since March 2014. Mr. Hodges also serves as President of The Hodges Group LLC, an operations effectiveness consulting company providing process improvement consulting to the pulp and paper industry, a position he has held since September 2011. Mr. Hodges was previously a principal of The Hodges Group LLC (from January 2006 until March 2008). From March 2008 until September 2011, Mr. Hodges served in various positions, including President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Operating Officer, at Port Townsend Paper Company, a provider of kraft paper, containerboard, and unbleached kraft pulp as well as corrugated packaging products. Mr. Hodges’ more than 38 years of experience in the paper industry, both as an executive and director of a number of companies and trade associations, enables him to provide effective oversight of the Company.

G. Watts Humphrey

Mr. G. Watts Humphrey, Jr., serves as an Independent Director of Wausau Paper Corp. He is President of GWH Holdings, Inc. (private investment company), Chairman of IPEG, Inc. (International Plastics Equipment Group, Inc.), Chairman of Centria (metal building systems), and owner of Shawnee Farm (thoroughbred breeding/racing). Mr. Humphrey is also a Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Churchill Downs Incorporated. Mr. Humphrey’s experience in multiple industries provides Board with a broad business perspective and specific expertise in the areas of administration, operations, and planning.

John Kvocka

Mr. John S. Kvocka serves as an Independent Director of Wausau Paper Corp. Mr. Kvocka also serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of JSK Associates (an entrepreneurial and consulting entity). He is also a Director of and Senior Advisor to Apex Resource Technologies, Inc. (a medical device manufacturing company) and Senior Advisor to Garnet River LLC, an IT services and business consulting firm. Previously, Mr. Kvocka served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Finch Paper LLC, a manufacturer and supplier of fine quality uncoated printing and writing papers, and as Vice President Business Development of SCA Tissue North America, a global Swedish paper and packaging company, from March 2001 until November 2004. Mr. Kvocka brings his broad-based business experience in both senior management and board member roles to his service as a director of the Company.

George Murphy

Mr. George P. Murphy serves as an Independent Director of Wausau Paper Corp. Mr. Murphy also serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Altitude Medical, Inc. (a hand sanitation company) and Meritech, Inc. (an infection control company). Mr. Murphy also serves as Vice Chairman of the Spitzer Center for Ethical Leadership and as a member of the Executive Team of Advisors of Mason Wells, a private equity firm. Previously, he served as a Senior Operating Partner at Hudson Ferry Capital LLC, a private equity firm; a Director of Converting, Inc. (a manufacturer of disposable food service products); as a Director and Strategic Advisor to Advanced Modern Technologies Corporation (a washroom automation systems and water saving device manufacturer); and as Chairman of Atlas Paper Mills, LLC. Mr. Murphy enjoyed a 27-year career with companies serving the away-from-home marketplace, including as President and Chief Executive Officer of Technical Concepts LLC and in various executive positions in the Away from Home Divisions of Scott Paper Co. and later Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Mr. Murphy’s experience in senior executive positions and his extensive managerial background in a variety of industries, including away-from-home tissue products, enable him to assist in the effective oversight of the Company.

Perry Grueber

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