Mohawk Announces New Sales Hires and Creation of Business Development Team
COHOES, NY—December 9, 2014—Mohawk, North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, announces changes to its sales organization including the hiring of several new sales representatives and the creation of a new business development team to meet the changing needs of the marketplace.
As Mohawk enhances its organization, the company is pleased to announce the following new sales representatives:
Cassidy Davis has been hired at Mohawk as district sales manager, West Region. A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Davis was previously account executive with Tewell Warren Printing. Davis is based in Denver.
Matthew Donovan has joined Mohawk as national accounts manager, West Region. A graduate of Siena College and Pepperdine University, Donovan was previously employed as sales representative and market manager for Sappi in California and Florida. Donovan is based in Los Angeles.
Loretta Kallay is now the digital specialist, West Region, at Mohawk. A graduate of California State University, Kallay was previously employed as national account manager for print and document services at OfficeMax, and as regional sales manager at Xerox Corp. Kallay is based in Anaheim, CA.
Steven McClinton has been tapped as district sales manager, Canada, at Mohawk. A graduate of University of Ottawa, McClinton was previously employed as regional sales manager for Cascades Fine Papers Group. Prior, McClinton worked with Store Enso and E.B. Eddy Forest Products. McClinton is based in Scarborough, Ontario.
Kimberly Starr is the district sales manager, Texas, at Mohawk. A graduate of University of North Texas, Starr was previously sales and business development representative at Appleton Coated. Starr is based in Frisco, TX.
"We are very pleased to welcome Cassidy, Matthew, Loretta, Steven and Kimberly to Mohawk," said Ted O’Connor, senior vice president, sales. "Their knowledge and experience within the print and graphic communications industry will support our team’s efforts and will help further Mohawk’s growth in the marketplace."
Additionally, Mohawk has created a new business development team to work with a variety of customer segments to generate print specification, develop long-term programs and to identify new business opportunities for Mohawk and the company’s distribution partners. The new team consists of five experienced and knowledgeable account representatives:
- Beth Reardon, national accounts manager, Midwest
- Christine Schaaf, national Accounts Manager, Midwest
- Todd Kniceley, National accounts manager, Southeast
- Molly Rosenthal, national accounts manager, Northeast
- Matt Donovan, national accounts manager, West
- Jennifer Hunold, business development coordinator
- Joe O’Connor, senior vice president, international sales
- Melissa Stevens, vice president, sales
"Mohawk’s business development team will play a critical role in creating demand for Mohawk’s portfolio across all stakeholder segments," noted Melissa Stevens, vice president, sales. "Their ability to deliver industry insight and strategic sales opportunities makes them an extremely valuable asset for reaching new print customers."
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.