Clearwater Paper Corporation announced that John P. O’Donnell and Alexander Toeldte have been appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately.
“We are excited to welcome John and Alex to our board and look forward to their perspectives and contributions,” said Boh A. Dickey, chairman of the board. “Their proven leadership abilities and experience as well as their knowledge of the paper industry will be invaluable as we continue to build on Clearwater Paper’s successful track record.”
Mr. O’Donnell currently serves as the president and chief executive officer and a director of Neenah Paper, Inc., a global specialty materials company. Prior to this, he served as Neenah Paper’s senior vice president, chief operating officer, and as president of the fine paper business. Mr. O’Donnell was employed by Georgia-Pacific Corporation for more than 20 years, serving in various capacities, including president of the North American commercial tissue business.
Mr. Toeldte is currently an operating director at Paine & Partners, LLC, a private equity firm. Prior to this, he served as the president, chief executive officer and a director of Boise Inc., and as an executive vice president at Boise Cascade LLC. Mr. Toeldte also served as an executive vice president of Fonterra Co-operative Group, chief executive of Fonterra Enterprises, and chief executive officer of Fletcher Challenge Building and Fletcher Challenge Paper. In addition, Mr. Toeldte served as chairman of the board of directors of the American Forest & Paper Association in 2012, and was a partner at McKinsey & Company, and served as head of its pulp and paper practice. Currently he serves as a director of Xerium Technologies, Inc., a global provider of industrial consumable products and services.
Mr. O’Donnell has been appointed to the class of directors whose term of office will expire at the 2017 annual meeting, when it is expected he will be nominated for election to a three-year term. Mr. Toeldte has been appointed to the class of directors whose term of office will expire at the 2018 annual meeting, when it is expected he will be nominated for election to a three-year term. With these additions, Clearwater Paper’s board now consists of nine directors, eight of whom meet New York Stock Exchange standards for independence.