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Wausau Hires Powers, Formon, Hetland to Lead Sales, Marketing, Converting

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Wausau Paper, Mosinee, Wis., USA, has announced the hiring of industry veterans Brian Powers, as VP–sales and marketing; John Formon, as VP–innovation; and G. Randall Hetland, as director of converting.

"Wausau Paper has long been committed to the away-from-home towel and tissue industry," said Wausau president, Matthew L. Urmanski. "The addition of these talented individuals to our organization strengthens our ability to differentiate Wausau Paper in the away-from-home marketplace and expand the growth potential of our business."
Brian Powers, a 20-plus-year towel and tissue industry veteran, will return to Wausau Paper on July 1, after spending a number of years with SCA Americas, most recently as VP of sales. Powers is familiar with Wausau Paper’s away-from-home towel and tissue business, having spent 14 years with the company in various roles including director of sales and product manager.
John Formon joined Wausau Paper this past February, and is providing leadership to the company’s product innovation team. He is a 28-year tissue industry expert who joins Wausau from SCA Americas, where he most recently held the role of global technical innovation director. At SCA, Formon oversaw the development of that company’s dispenser program. Prior to working with SCA, he was a senior manager for commercial and consumer product development at Georgia-Pacific.
Randy Hetland, also a 20-plus-year industry veteran, joined the operations team at Wausau Paper this past March, in the leadership role over the company’s converting platform. He comes to Wausau from Georgia-Pacific’s Zachary, La., tissue manufacturing operations where he served as towel stream lead, and held a variety of other converting management roles. Prior to Georgia-Pacific, Hetland worked in converting operations for Proctor and Gamble at its Albany, Ga., tissue/consumer products site.
Wausau Paper produces and markets a complete line of away-from-home towel and tissue products, as well as soap and dispensing systems. 


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