Clearwater Paper's Danny Johansen to Retire, Patrick Burke Named Group President
SPOKANE, Wash.—September 23, 2015—Clearwater Paper announced the retirement of Danny Johansen as president of the company’s pulp and paperboard division. Patrick Burke, who currently serves as the company’s president of the consumer products division, will assume the newly created consolidated role of group president overseeing both the pulp and paperboard and consumer products businesses. Johansen is expected to continue to serve the company until the end of March 2016 to assist with the transition.
“Dan’s 42 years of service has not only been instrumental in helping shape our company, but his lifelong career as a positive and results-driven leader will serve as a legacy in the forest products industry for decades to come,” said Linda Massman, president and CEO. “On behalf of everyone at Clearwater Paper, we thank Dan for his countless contributions to the industry and the company.”
Prior to joining Clearwater Paper, Burke spent nearly 30 years in manufacturing, warehouse operations and supply chain management leadership positions for PepsiCo, Quaker Oats and Ralston Foods. While at PepsiCo, he managed the Western region of Gatorade with total sales of $4 billion. Burke received his Bachelor of Science from Jacksonville State University and his MBA from Ohio University.
“Pat’s drive and success bringing operational efficiencies to every part of our business is exactly what we need for our continued success,” commented Massman. “Consolidated division leadership is another step towards building a more efficient and agile company that best serves our customers’ needs and can deliver more value to our stockholders.”
About Clearwater Paper
Clearwater Paper manufactures quality consumer tissue, away-from-home tissue, parent roll tissue, bleached paperboard and pulp at manufacturing facilities across the nation. The company is a premier supplier of private label tissue to major retailers and wholesale distributors, including grocery, drug, mass merchants and discount stores. In addition, the company produces bleached paperboard used by quality-conscious printers and packaging converters. Clearwater Paper's employees build shareholder value by developing strong customer partnerships through quality and service.
Source: Clearwater Paper.