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Zakutney Joins Glatfelter as VP, CIO

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Glatfelter, York, Pa., USA, this week announced that Joseph Zakutney has joined the company as VP and CIO reporting to John Jacunski, EVP and CFO. In this role, Zakutney will have overall responsibility for global IT operations and aligning IT strategy and resources with critical business objectives. 

"Joseph brings a wealth of leadership, global business perspective, and previous IT operations experience to this significant position in our company," said Jacunski. "He also has a demonstrated track record of delivering innovative business solutions that produce accelerated and breakthrough results. We look forward to his leadership and expertise as we welcome him to Glatfelter’s Senior Executive Team." 

Zakutney brings years of progressive IT leadership and deep expertise in leveraging enterprise applications and infrastructure services to accelerate and deliver business results. He spent 16 years with The Hershey Co. where he held a broad spectrum of IT roles including VP and CIO, which had global responsibility for strategy development and execution, applications, infrastructure, and major program upgrades. 

Earlier leadership assignments in applications, systems, and hardware/software engineering roles were with Mentor Graphics, Honeywell/Alliant Techsystems, and Raytheon. Most recently, Zakutney served as the Founder and Principal of JJZ Associates LLC and on SAP’s Independent Executive Advisory Council. He earned a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Engineering. In addition, he completed an Advanced Management program through The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Glatfelter is a global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials. Its U.S. operations include facilities in Spring Grove, Pa., and Chillicothe and Fremont, Ohio. International operations include facilities in Canada, Germany, France, the U.K., and the Philippines, and sales and distribution offices in Russia and China. 


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