Glatfelter today announced the hiring of Jonathan Bourget as Vice President & General Manager of its Advanced Airlaid Materials Business Unit (AMBU), effective July 19, 2010. Mr. Bourget will have overall responsibility for the global AMBU organization, setting direction and implementing strategy to deliver critical business objectives.
In making this announcement, Dante Parrini, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, said, “With a proven track record in global integration, aligning strategy and resources with business objectives, Jonathan also brings valuable experience in the manufacturing and marketing of engineered nonwoven fabrics and products to our organization. We look forward to his leadership and to realizing the benefits of the growth opportunities in this business unit.”
Mr. Bourget has led operations in Canada, and throughout Europe, including the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Romania, Spain and Italy. He comes to Glatfelter from Polymer Group Inc. (PGI) where he served as Vice President and General Manager for European operations.
Prior to working at PGI, Jonathan served as interim President at IVACO Rolling Mills in Montreal, Canada, and in various leadership roles at ALCOA, bringing over 15 years of experience in building highly effective teams and delivering results within public and private companies.
Jonathan graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from the Business School Lausanne in Switzerland.
About Glatfelter― Headquartered in York, PA, Glatfelter is a global manufacturer of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered products, offering over a century of experience, technical expertise and world-class service. U.S. operations include facilities in Spring Grove, PA and Chillicothe and Fremont, OH. International operations include facilities in Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Philippines, a representative office in China and a sales and distribution office in Russia. Glatfelter’s sales approximate $1.4 billion annually and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GLT. Additional information may be found at www.glatfelter.com.
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