Glatfelter Announces Executive Management Promotions

Glatfelter, York, Pa., USA, has announced executive promotions for four of its corporate managers. The appointments became effective March 1.

John P. Jacunski has been promoted to EVP and CFO. Jacunski joined Glatfelter in October 2003 as VP and corporate controller. In 2006 he was promoted to SVP and CFO. Jacunski’s role within the company has become more extensive over the past few years as he has assumed greater responsibilities in the areas of operations, information technology, and global supply chain.

Martin Rapp has been promoted to SVP and GM for the Composite Fibers Business Unit. Since joining Glatfelter in 2006, Rapp’s role within Composite Fibers increased dramatically as the company acquired several new facilities throughout Europe that have led to substantial growth within the business unit. The addition of its most recent acquisition, Dresden Papier, has further established Composite Fibers as a key global growth platform for Glatfelter.

William T. Yanavitch II has been promoted to SVP human resources and administration. Yanavitch joined the company in July 2000 as VP human resources. Throughout his career at Glatfelter, he has worked to build a comprehensive talent management and recruiting process that enables Glatfelter to recruit, employ, and retain top talent to drive the successful execution of business strategy across the organization. Yanavitch also serves as the senior executive leader responsible for development of effective government relations in support of the company’s legislative and community interests.

Christopher W. Astley has been promoted to SVP, corporate strategy. Astley joined Glatfelter in August 2010 and is the company’s lead executive responsible for corporate development and facilitating the creation and execution of market-focused business strategies. Astley played a key role in successfully completing the acquisition of Dresden Papier.

Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2014, Glatfelter is a global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials. Its 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, a representative office in China and a sales and distribution office in Russia. Glatfelter’s sales approximate $1.7 billion annually.