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Catalyst Paper announces senior executive appointments

Catalyst Paper has announced the appointment of two senior executives, in a bid to effectively carry out the operations of the company.

Edward (Ned) Dwyer is appointed Chief Operating Officer and will oversee the company’s five manufacturing operations in Canada and the United States. Mr. Dwyer, who brings more than 30 years of experience in the pulp and paper sector to his new role, has a strong track record for successfully leading operational and performance improvements. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Paper Science and Engineering) from the State University of New York and Syracuse University.

Om Bhatia is appointed Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bhatia has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services sector and previously held a progression of senior positions in the pulp and paper industry. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Notre Dame University, a Master of Science from Miami University (Ohio), as well as engineering and science degrees.

“We are pleased to welcome Ned and Om to Catalyst,” said Joe Nemeth, President & Chief Executive Officer. “Both are seasoned executives with deep track records of success.Their talent and experience will strengthen our leadership capability and support our company’s efforts to transform our business for the future.” 

Catalyst Paper manufactures diverse papers such as coated freesheet, coated one side (C1S), flexible and industrial packaging, food service, coated and uncoated groundwood, newsprint, directory, as well as market pulp.

Customers include retailers, publishers and commercial printers in North America, Latin America, the Pacific Rim and Europe.