Finch Paper Announces Richard Oelkers as Business Development Manager

Richard Oelkers has been tapped as the business development manager for Finch Paper.

GLENS FALLS, NY—January 23, 2014—Finch Paper, producer of uncoated papers including flagship Finch Opaque and Finch Fine, has announced the addition of Richard Oelkers as business development manager.

Oelkers came to Finch Paper from Lincoln Paper and Tissue, where he served as regional sales manager. He has also held senior sales positions with International Paper and Boise Inc.

Joining Finch Paper’s national account team, Oelkers will be responsible for new business development among publishers, converters and print resellers.

Oelkers said that Finch has been a formidable competitor, and he is happy to be joining a growing uncoated freesheet organization. “Finch is highly regarded for its product value and quality. I’ve always known Finch Opaque to be the ‘Cadillac’ of opaque papers,” he said.

Clive Gillanders, director of national accounts also added “Rick brings a wealth of market insight to the Finch team. He will be instrumental in building partnerships within new segments that utilize a broad portfolio of Finch products.”

About Finch Paper
Finch Paper specializes in high-bright, uncoated papers for the North American printing markets, manufacturing 250,000 tons annually from its integrated pulp and paper mill in Glens Falls, NY. Using advanced manufacturing systems, Finch produces a broad portfolio of opaque, text and cover and digital papers for multi-press environments, including recognized brands such as Finch Fine, Finch Opaque and Finch Inkjet Pi.

Finch Paper was the first integrated paper manufacturer in the United States to receive both the Forest Management and Chain-of-Custody certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative. Finch is one of only a few paper companies that continues to manage forests. Finch papers are made using two-thirds renewable energy produced by on-site hydroelectric and cogeneration facilities and has been a responsible, sustainable New York State manufacturer for more than a century.

Source: Finch Paper.

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