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Wrappler Named CEO of Fortress Paper's Security Papers Business

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Fortress Paper Ltd., has appointed Axel Wappler CEO of its security paper products business, Landqart AG, effective July 1. Wappler replaces Alfonso Ciotola, who will continue providing services to the corporation.

Wappler has more than 25 years of international experience in the paper and manufacturing industries, with leadership roles in operations, sales, and executive management. Prior to joining Fortress Paper, he was a member of the executive board and GM of global marketing and sales for Omya Management AG, and the CEO of Cham Paper Group, a Swiss developer, producer, and distributor of coated specialty papers.

Landqart AG (Fortress Paper's Landqart Mill in Landquart, Switzerland) is a producer of banknote and high security papers. The mill's PM1 has a production capacity of approximately 7,500 metric tpy, and its PM 2, a cylinder mould paper machine, has a production capacity of some 2,500 metric tpy. The mill has 240 employees.


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