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Catalyst Paper appoints Sean Krajnik as vice president of Biron mill

Catalyst Paper has appointed Sean Krajnik as vice president and general manager of the Biron mill.

Mr. Krajnik brings extensive experience in the pulp and paper industry to his new role. He has spent more than 20 years in the coated specialty papers segment working in progressively senior roles, including product development, quality management, technical services, and production and mill management. Most recently, Mr. Krajnik was the mill manager of a major Las Vegas-based tissue, paper and converting facility.

“I am pleased to welcome Sean to Catalyst,” said Ned Dwyer, President & Chief Executive Officer. “As Biron is already the leader in ultra-lightweight coated paper, Sean’s depth of experience and capability will be invaluable to supporting our progress.”

Mr. Krajnik holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin and several post-graduate certification programs, including Paper Science, Rapid Lean 6 Sigma and High Performance Management.

Located in Wisconsin, the Biron paper mill employs 350 hardworking men and women, and generates an economic impact estimated at $548 million.

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. With five mills across North America, Catalyst has annual production capacity of 2.3 million tonnes.