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IP Names Taylor Mill Manager at Pensacola, Fla., Mill

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International Paper, Memphis, Tenn., USA, announced this week that Scott Taylor has been named mill manager of its Pensacola Containerboard and Pulp Mill in Cantonment, Fla. In his new position, Taylor will have overall leadership responsibility for the mill’s safety and environmental performance, people engagement, sustainable operations, and community stewardship.

Most recently, Taylor was International Paper’s manager of Technical Services for its Containerboard business located at the company’s global headquarters in Memphis. Taylor joined IP in 2002 at the company’s Franklin, Va., Mill. He has worked in several manufacturing and technical leadership roles of increasing in responsibility throughout his career with the company.

"My family and I are looking forward to relocating to Northwest Florida," said Taylor. "I’m excited to join such an outstanding Pensacola team and become part of a great community."

In a related move, former Pensacola Mill Manager Brett De Jong has been promoted to International Paper’s manager of Investments for its Containerboard business. In his new position, De Jong will be responsible for leading the implementation of the strategic capital investments for IP’s Riverdale Mill Containerboard Machine conversion in Selma, Ala. He and his family will continue to reside in the Pensacola area.

De Jong joined International Paper in 1997 with International Paper’s Global Technology group in Cincinnati, Ohio. In his years with IP, he has held various roles with increasing leadership responsibility in technology and at IP Mills in the U.S. Since 2012, De Jong had been the mill manager in Cantonment.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Pensacola team, as well as being part of an exceptional community," said De Jong. "I am leaving a talented team in great hands with Scott. I look forward to hearing about the mill’s many accomplishments in the future."

Roman Gallo, IP’s VP, Manufacturing, Containerboard, noted that "Brett has done excellent work leading the Pensacola team and positioning the mill for ongoing success. Scott’s manufacturing and technical experience will be an asset to the mill. I am confident he will provide the leadership needed to help the Pensacola team to remain a safe operation and reach another level of sustainable performance."


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