Mohawk Announces New Hires to Support Business Growth

Charles Kilpatrick, national sales and marketing manager, envelopes.

Michael Santillo, envelope sales manager for the east region.

Thomas Fenton, envelope merchandiser.

Sheldon Spicer, district sales manager/digital specialist for the Midwest region.

Hope Sowders, district sales manager/digital specialist for the Midwest Region.

Patrick Sheridan, senior financial analyst in Mohawk’s Cohoes, NY, headquarters.

Kathleen Doherty, environmental program manager in Mohawk’s Cohoes, NY, headquarters.

COHOES, NY—January 28, 2014—Mohawk has hired new staff to support the company’s growth in its fine paper, digital and envelope divisions.

Mohawk recently announced the expansion of the company’s envelope business and is investing in staff and converting equipment upgrades with plans to expand envelope output. The company is in the process of adding over 100 new full time positions to staff the envelope converting operation in Ashtabula, OH.

Mohawk has announced the following new hires to oversee the expanded envelope converting operations:

Charles Kilpatrick has joined Mohawk as national sales and marketing manager, envelopes. Kilpatrick has nearly 40 years of experience in the envelope industry, most recently working with National Envelope as vice president/corporate accounts and senior sales representative handling U.S. accounts. Prior to National Envelope, Kilpatrick managed his own regional envelope manufacturing business, ColorTree, which was acquired by National Envelope. He holds a B.A. in marketing/management from the University of Texas and resides in Arlington, TX.

Michael Santillo joins as envelope sales manager, east region. Prior to Mohawk, Santillo worked with Classic Envelope as account executive and held positions with Gruppo Cordenons and National Envelope. Michael lives in Granby, MA.

Thomas Fenton has joined as envelope merchandiser. Fenton comes to Mohawk with nearly 20 years envelope sales experience, most recently employed by Classic Envelope as customer service manager/account manager and previously employed by National Envelope. Fenton holds an A.S. in business administration from Holyoke Community College and lives in Feeding Hills, MA.

Mohawk also announces additional new hires:

Sheldon Spicer has joined as district sales manager/digital specialist for the Midwest region. Spicer comes to Mohawk with over 25 years of paper sales and business development experience, most recently with Finch Paper as sales director, digital papers and corporate accounts. Sheldon holds a B.A. in international relations from Colgate University and resides in Frankfurt, IL.

Hope Sowders has joined as district sales manager/digital specialist for the Midwest Region. Sowders comes to Mohawk from Finch Paper, where she was employed as corporate account and territory sales manager. Previously, Sowders was employed by The Millcraft Paper Co. and International Paper. Sowders holds a B.A. in social psychology from Park College, as well as an MBA from Northern Kentucky University. She resides in Cincinnati.

Patrick Sheridan has joined as senior financial analyst in Mohawk’s Cohoes, NY, headquarters. Patrick comes to Mohawk after seven years as a financial analyst with General Electric. Patrick holds a B.S. in business administration from The College of St. Rose.

Kathleen Doherty has joined as environmental program manager in Mohawk’s Cohoes, NY, headquarters. Doherty comes to Mohawk with 20 years of experience in manufacturing industries including fine papers, most recently with Von Roll USA as environmental and air compliance engineer. Doherty holds a B.S. in botany, chemistry from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

About Mohawk
Mohawk is North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers and envelopes which are preferred for commercial and digital printing, photo specialties and high-end direct mail. Mohawk fine papers and envelopes include the signature brands Mohawk Superfine and Strathmore, as well as proprietary treatments Inxwell and i-Tone. With a culture of innovation, Mohawk’s business model now extends beyond paper manufacturing into new areas of growth, including digital substrates and Web-based software platforms, which connect designers and printers to new markets.

As a leader in environmentally and socially responsible business practices, Mohawk was the first U.S. manufacturer of commercial printing papers to match 100 percent of its electricity with wind power renewable energy credits and the first U.S. premium paper mill to shift toward carbon neutral production. Mohawk’s portfolio of recycled papers is certified by Green Seal and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

Mohawk is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated business based in Cohoes, NY, with global sales and operations located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Source: Mohawk.

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