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Glatfelter Appoints Astley VP-Corporate Strategy

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Glatfelter, York, Pa., USA, this week announced the appointment of Chris Astley as VP-Corporate Strategy. Astley will replace Jack Leland, VP of Strategic Business Development, who has announced his intention to retire early in 2011. In this role, he will facilitate the development and execution of Glatfelter’s global corporate strategy as well as lead initiatives for business development and continuous improvement.

Astley has served in various consulting roles with Glatfelter for more than 10 years. In this capacity, he was most recently charged with helping Glatfelter integrate its newly acquired Advanced Airlaid Materials Business Unit. He brings considerable experience in leading mission-critical corporate initiatives, working extensively in the pulp, paper, and packaging industries over the past 15 years. He previously held positions with Accenture in its strategic services practice and with Coca-Cola, supporting long-term strategy development in its North American business unit. He also successfully led a privately held firm serving the commercial construction industry. His expertise includes corporate strategy, strategic business development, and profit improvement.

In making this announcement, Dante C. Parrini, executive VP and COO, said that "we welcome Chris to Glatfelter and look forward to his leadership as we refine our strategies to strengthen our business by focusing on global growth opportunities, further specialization, and continuous improvement to position ourselves for further growth and improvement."


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