Filed UnderChad Wasilenkoff, Cogeneration, dissolving pulp, Donald Deer, Fortress Paper Ltd
, Fortress Specialty Cellulose Inc
, Peter Vinall
, Pierre Monahan, specialty cellulose, TSX: FTP, Vincent Byrne
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA-(Marketwire - June 3, 2010) - Fortress Paper Ltd. (TSX:FTP) ("Fortress Paper" or the "Corporation") announces the following appointments at its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fortress Specialty Cellulose Inc. ("Fortress Specialty"): Peter Vinall as President and Chief Executive Officer, Vincent Byrne as Vice President, Technical Development and Donald Deer as Projects Leader.
In announcing the appointments, Chad Wasilenkoff, CEO of Fortress Paper commented: "We are very pleased to have someone of Peter Vinall's extensive experience and track record joining our team.
commented: "Having recently relocated back to Canada, I am excited to now join the Fortress
team and lead the conversion of the Fortress Specialty Cellulose
Mill into a high quality specialty cellulose mill.
The Mill has good access to fibre supply and a reputation for high quality NBHK production which will continue with the restart which is underway.
Our aim is to leverage these strengths and transform the asset base with extensive technological upgrades and a state of the art cogeneration facility with the goal of becoming a low cost producer and industry leader in the specialty cellulose sector."
Mr. Vinall has approximately 30 years of experience in the pulp and paper industry and was the former President of Sateri International Pulp Group, a global leader in the specialty cellulose business.
Prior to joining Fortress Specialty, Mr. Vinall held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of AV Group where he led the conversion of an NBHK pulp mill to produce dissolving pulp.
Mr. Vinall obtained an MBA from Tulane University, New Orleans, and a B.E in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.