Mohawk Restructures to Form Fine Paper, Digital Units
COHOES, NY—Mohawk, a privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, announced an organizational restructuring, creating two new distinct business units: Mohawk Fine Paper and Mohawk Digital. This move will support the growth in Mohawk’s emerging digital business while securing the future of its core fine paper business.
The 82-year-old manufacturer’s core business of fine text and cover papers and envelopes will be managed within the Mohawk Fine Paper division, while the company’s growing portfolio of digital substrates—including a wide range of papers and non papers for printing across dry toner, liquid toner and inkjet devices, will be managed within the new Mohawk Digital division.
"Mohawk’s traditional fine paper business is mature, while our digital business has experienced, and is positioned for, rapid growth," said Thomas O’Connor Jr., chairman and CEO, Mohawk. "Given the differing maturity levels of these two segments, it was necessary to develop individual growth strategies to ensure future success."
Kevin Richard has been named president of Mohawk Fine Paper. Formerly executive vice president, operations and COO at Mohawk, Richard will oversee sales, marketing and operations for North America and all global markets.
Paul Biesiadecki has been named president, Mohawk Digital. Previously executive vice president, sales and marketing at Mohawk, Biesiadecki will have sales, marketing, operational and financial responsibility for Mohawk’s digital business and will oversee the expansion of the digital portfolio, develop relationships with key strategic partners and lead Mohawk’s Digital Specialist sales force.