Glatfelter (NYSE: GLT) today announced the appointment of Janis Jesse as Vice President-Information Technology (IT), effective September 20, 2010. In this role, Janis will have overall responsibility for the global IT organization and will report to John Jacunski, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She will play a key role on Glatfelter’s Senior Executive Team with responsibility for leading global IT operations and aligning IT strategy and resources with critical business objectives.
In making this announcement, Mr. Jacunski commented, “Information technology at Glatfelter plays an increasingly important role as we continue to expand our business on a global scale. Janis has developed a proven track record of hands-on execution, building strong partnerships and developing IT strategy to improve business performance.”
Janis brings over 30 years of global experience in senior leadership and program management roles within diverse, growing businesses. Janis had corporate responsibility at International Paper Corporation (IP) for IT strategy development, enterprise architecture, IT investment and governance, and project management processes. Prior thereto, Janis was a Business CIO at IP with responsibility for two major business sectors, global manufacturing process technology, and IT operations in Brazil. Janis gained diverse experience building global teams early in her career at Texas Instruments where she held positions in finance, supply chain, business process engineering, IT, and quality. Most recently, Janis has been serving as Chief Operating Officer for the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering.
Janis holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Texas Tech University and a Master of Science degree in Administration from the University of Texas.
Headquartered in York, PA, Glatfelter is a global supplier 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 is available at www.glatfelter.com.