Edition:
United States

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (RYAM.N)

RYAM.N on New York Stock Exchange

16.73USD
17 Nov 2017
Change (% chg)

$-0.10 (-0.59%)
Prev Close
$16.83
Open
$16.77
Day's High
$16.78
Day's Low
$16.60
Volume
120,578
Avg. Vol
155,555
52-wk High
$17.60
52-wk Low
$11.92

Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Boynton

52 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Frank Ruperto

51 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance and Strategy

Michael Herman

54 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

James Posze

52 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

William Manzer

60 Senior Vice President - Manufacturing Operations

John Carr

46 2016 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

C. David Brown

65 Lead Independent Director

Charles Adair

69 2015 Independent Director

DeLyle Bloomquist

57 Independent Director

Mark Gaumond

66 Independent Director

James Kirsch

59 Independent Director

Thomas Morgan

63 Independent Director

Lisa Palumbo

58 Independent Director

Ronald Townsend

75 Independent Director

Mickey Walsh

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Boynton

Mr. Paul G. Boynton is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Previously he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility with Rayonier, including Senior Vice President, Performance Fibers from 2002 to 2008, Senior Vice President, Performance Fibers and Wood Products from 2008 to 2009, Executive Vice President, Forest Resources and Real Estate from 2009 to 2010, President and Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2011, President and CEO from January 2012 to May 2012 and Chairman, President and CEO from May 2012 to June 2014. Mr. Boynton joined Rayonier as Director, Specialty Pulp Marketing and Sales in 1999. Prior to joining Rayonier, he held positions with 3M Corporation from 1990 to 1999, including as Global Brand Manager, 3M Home Care Division. Mr. Boynton serves on the Board of Directors of The Brink’s Company, is also a member of the Board of Governors and its Executive Committee of the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers and a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Jacksonville Branch. From 2012 until 2014 Mr. Boynton also served as a director of Rayonier. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University, an MBA from the University of Iowa and graduated from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Advanced Management Program.

Frank Ruperto

Mr. Frank A. Ruperto is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance and Strategy of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Mr. Ruperto joined Rayonier (an international forest products company with core businesses in timber and real estate) in March 2014 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning, a position he held until June 2014. Following the Separation, he was appointed to the same position at the Company and was appointed to his current position in November 2014. Prior to joining Rayonier, from 2003 to 2012, he served as Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisitions for Banc of America Securities and, subsequent to their merger, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (each a consumer banking and financial services provider). From 1996 to 2003, Mr. Ruperto held various positions at Merrill Lynch & Co. including Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to that, Mr. Ruperto was an Associate with Kidder Peabody & Co./PaineWebber Inc. from 1993 to 1995 and with Smith Barney Inc. from 1995 to 1996. From 1988 to 1991, he was a Corporate Finance Analyst with Alex. Brown & Sons Inc. Mr. Ruperto received a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in economics from Harvard College and holds an MBA, with a major in finance, from The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Herman

Mr. Michael R. Herman is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Mr. Herman joined Rayonier (an international forest products company with core businesses in timber and real estate) as Vice President and General Counsel in September 2003 and was named Senior Vice President and General Counsel in March 2013, a position he held until June 2014. Following the Separation, Mr. Herman was appointed to his current position for the Company. From 1997 to 2003, he was vice president and general counsel of GenTek Inc., and its predecessor company, General Chemical Corporation, which he joined in 1992. Mr. Herman was also counsel to IBM’s Integrated Systems Solutions Corporation for two years and served four years as an associate with the international law firm Shearman & Sterling. Mr. Herman holds a BA in economics and literature and rhetoric from Binghamton University, and a JD from St. John’s University School of Law.

James Posze

Mr. James L. Posze, Jr., is Senior Vice President - Human Resources. From October 2010 to March 2013, Mr. Posze was Vice President, Human Resources at Rayonier (an international forest products company with core businesses in timber and real estate), and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Human Resources in March 2013, a position he held until June 2014. Following the Separation, Mr. Posze was appointed to his current position for the Company. Prior to joining Rayonier, Mr. Posze was with Albemarle Corporation (a manufacturer of polymers and fine chemicals), where he served as Global Director, Human Resources for more than eight years. Mr. Posze holds a bachelors degree in management from Western Kentucky University.

William Manzer

Mr. William R. Manzer is Senior Vice President - Manufacturing Operations of the Company. Mr. Manzer joined Rayonier (an international forest products company with core businesses in timber and real estate) as Vice President, Manufacturing Operations in January 2011, a position he held until June 2014. Following the Separation, Mr. Manzer was appointed to his current position for the Company. Prior to joining Rayonier, from September 2001 to December, 2010, he was employed in various senior manufacturing roles for Fraser Papers (a manufacturer of specialized printing, publishing and converting papers) and most recently was Senior Vice President, Business Strategy and Projects. Previously, Mr. Manzer worked from January 1991 to August 2001 for Champion International and from June 1980 until December 1991 for Fraser Papers in various pulp and paper manufacturing roles. His responsibilities have included pulp and paper mills in the US and Canada . Mr. Manzer holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maine, Orono.

John Carr

Mr. John P. Carr is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of the Company, since January 1, 2016. Following the Separation, Mr. Carr was elected Vice President, Controller of the Company and was elected to his current position effective January 1, 2016. Prior to joining Rayonier, from March 2002 to July 2006, he served as Vice President and Controller at The Haskell Company. From October 2000 to March 2002, Mr. Carr was Director of Financial Reporting, Mergers and Acquisitions at CommTec Industries, Inc. and from September 1993 to October 2000, he was an Audit Manager at Arthur Andersen, LLP. Mr. Carr holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting from the University of North Florida. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

C. David Brown

Mr. C. David Brown, II is Lead Independent Director of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Mr. Brown is Chairman of Broad and Cassel (a law firm based in Orlando, Florida he joined in 1980), a position he has held since 2000. Previously, he served as Managing Partner of the firm’s Orlando office from 1990. Mr. Brown serves on the Board of Directors of CVS Health Corporation and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Orlando Health, a not-for-profit healthcare network. Mr. Brown formerly served as a director of Rayonier (November 2006 through June 2014), ITT Educational Services (April 2015 through September 2016), Old Florida National Bank, N.A. (January 2005 through February 2015), and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the University of Florida through January 2015. He holds bachelor’s and juris doctorate degrees from the University of Florida.

Charles Adair

Mr. Charles Edward (Eddie) Adair CPA is Director of the Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Mr. Adair has been a partner of Cordova Ventures and Kowaliga Capital, Inc. (venture capital fund management companies) since 1993, where he serves as manager of venture capital funds. Mr. Adair was associated with Durr-Fillauer Medical, Inc. where he served in various capacities including President and Chief Operating Officer from 1973 to 1992. Mr. Adair serves on the Board of Directors of Tech Data Corporation and Torchmark Corporation. Mr. Adair also served on the Board of Directors of PSS World Medical, Inc. (“PSS”), from 2002 through February 2013, when PSS was acquired by McKesson Corp. Mr. Adair is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama.

DeLyle Bloomquist

Mr. DeLyle W. Bloomquist is Independent Director of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Mr. Bloomquist retired in March 2015 as the President, Global Chemical Business of Tata Chemicals Limited (an international inorganic chemical and fertilizer manufacturing company), a position he held since 2009. Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of General Chemical Industrial Products (which was acquired by Tata Chemicals in 2008) from 2004 to 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Bloomquist served at General Chemical Group Inc. in positions of increasing responsibility from 1991 to 2004, including Division Vice President and General Manager, Industrial Chemicals and Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Bloomquist serves on the Board of Directors of Crystal Peak Minerals Inc. f/k/a EPM Mining Ventures Inc., Huber Engineered Materials, Costa Farms, Inc. and PDS Biotechnology Corporation. He also serves on the Board of Business Advisors for the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Bloomquist is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Mark Gaumond

Mr. Mark E. Gaumond is Independent Director of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Mr. Gaumond is the former Americas Senior Vice Chair - Markets of Ernst & Young (a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services), a position he held from 2006 to 2010. Previously he served as Ernst & Young’s Managing Partner, San Francisco from 2003 to 2006 and as an audit partner on several major clients. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Mr. Gaumond was a Managing Partner with Arthur Andersen from 1994 to 2002 and a partner in the firm’s audit practice from 1986 to 1994. Mr. Gaumond serves on the Boards of Directors of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation, First American Funds, the Fishers Island Development Corporation and the Walsh Park Benevolent Corporation. He formerly served as a director of Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. from July 2013 to September 2014, Rayonier from November 2010 to June 2014, and is a former trustee of the California Academy of Sciences. Mr. Gaumond holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, College of Arts and Sciences and an MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University. In addition, Mr. Gaumond is a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

James Kirsch

Mr. James F. Kirsch is Independent Director of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Mr. Kirsch served as the Chairman, President and CEO of Ferro Corporation (a leading producer of specialty materials and chemicals) from 2006 to 2012. He joined Ferro in October 2004 as its President and Chief Operating Officer, was appointed CEO and Director in November 2005 and was elected Chairman in December 2006. Prior to that, from 2002 through 2004, he served as President of Quantum Composites, Inc. (a manufacturer of thermoset molding compounds, parts and sub-assemblies for the automotive, aerospace, electrical and HVAC industries). From 2000 through 2002, he served as President and director of Ballard Generation Systems and Vice President for Ballard Power Systems in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Mr. Kirsch began his career with The Dow Chemical Company, where he spent 19 years and held various positions of increasing responsibility, including global business director of Propylene Oxide and Derivatives and Global Vice President of Electrochemicals. He formerly served as a director of Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. from March 2010 to August 2014 and as the Executive Chairman from January 2014 to August 2014. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University.

Thomas Morgan

Mr. Thomas I. Morgan is Independent Director of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Mr. Morgan is a Senior Adviser to AEA Investors (a New York private equity firm). He was formerly a partner and Lead Director of the Advisory Board of BPV Capital Management LLC (an investment manager of mutual funds firm) from April 2013 to May 2016. Mr. Morgan also served as the Chairman of Baker & Taylor, Inc. (a leading distributor of books, videos and music products to libraries, institutions and retailers) from July 2008 to January 2014, and served as the CEO from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Morgan also served as the CEO of Hughes Supply Inc. (a diversified wholesale distributor of construction, repair and maintenance-related products) from 2003 to 2006, as President from 2001 to 2006, and as Chief Operating Officer from 2001 to 2003. Previously, he served as CEO of EnfoTrust Network, Value America and US Office Products. He also served for 22 years at Genuine Parts Company in positions of increasing responsibility from 1975 to 1997. Mr. Morgan is a director of Tech Data Corporation. He formerly served as a director of ITT Educational Services, Inc. (January 2013 to September 2016), Rayonier (January 2012 to June 2014) and as a director of Baker & Taylor, Inc. and Waste Management, Inc. Mr. Morgan holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.

Lisa Palumbo

Ms. Lisa M. Palumbo is Independent Director of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Ms. Palumbo served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Parsons Brinckerhoff Group Inc. (a global consulting firm providing planning, design, construction and program management services for critical infrastructure projects) from 2008 until her retirement in January 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Palumbo served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of EDO Corporation (a defense technology company) from 2002 to 2008. In 2001, Ms. Palumbo served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Moore Corporation; from 1997 to 2001 she served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Rayonier, and from 1987 to 1997 she served in positions of increasing responsibility, including Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for Avnet, Inc. (a global distributor of technology products). Ms. Palumbo holds bachelor’s and juris doctorate degrees from Rutgers University.

Ronald Townsend

Mr. Ronald Townsend is Independent Director of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Mr. Townsend is an independent communications consultant, based in Jacksonville, Florida since 1997. He retired from Gannett Company (a diversified news and information company) in 1996 after serving 22 years in positions of increasing responsibility, including as President of Gannett Television Group. Mr. Townsend is a trustee of the University of North Florida. He formerly served as a director of Rayonier from February 2001 to June 2014. Mr. Townsend attended The City University of New York, Bernard Baruch.

Mickey Walsh