Frank Papa

Frank A. Papa

Global Chief Executive Officer at DuraFiber Technologies Inc

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Location:
13620 Reese Boulevard, Huntersville, North Carolina, United States
HQ Phone:
(704) 912-3700

General Information

Experience

Operating Partner  - H.I.G. Capital LLC

Education

General Electric

BS  - Industrial Management/Engineering , Lowell Technological Institute

Bachelor of Science  - Industrial Engineering , U Mass Lowell

MBA  - Amherst

MBA  - University of Massachusetts

Affiliations

Chief Executive Officer  - Durafiber , Inc.

Board Member  - American Forest & Paper Association

Chief Executive Officer and President  - The Newark Group

Recent News  

DuraFiber CEO Frank Papa cited increased labor, energy, transportation and raw materials costs, together with continued market pressures, as reasons for the closure notices in North Carolina and South Carolina, saying they have "strained DuraFiber's finances to a point that is no longer sustainable."
Papa said DuraFiber was continuing to "pursue strategic alternatives to keep these plants open," while at the same time seeking to ensure a smooth transition for employees, customers and suppliers.

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Frank Papa
Frank A. Papa serves as CEO of Durafiber Technologies, one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial polyester fiber and fabric with operations in North American and Europe. Prior to this assignment, Frank served as CEO for the successful turnaround of The Newark Group. Frank brings over 30 years of Senior Executive experience; the last 16 years serving as CEO in four private equity owned turnarounds in automotive, truck, metals, and paper industries. Frank has held Senior Vice President Positions in Global Operations with Textron, Stanley Tools, Kayser-Roth, and HanesBrand. Frank started his career at General Electric with over 14 years of manufacturing management assignments in 7 different industries. Frank received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from U Mass Lowell; an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; and is a graduate of General Electric's Corporate Manufacturing Training Program.

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Frank Papa, CEO
CEO Frank A. Papa serves as CEO of Durafiber Technologies, one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial polyester fiber and fabric with operations in North American and Europe. Prior to this assignment, Frank served as CEO for the successful turnaround of The Newark Group, a leading paperboard company with revenues in excess of $800 million. Frank brings over 30 years of Senior Executive experience; the last 15 years serving as CEO in four private equity owned turnarounds in automotive, truck, metals, and paper industries. Frank has held Senior Vice President Positions in Global Operations with Textron, Stanley Tools, Kayser-Roth and HanesBrand. Frank started his career at General Electric with over 14 years of manufacturing management assignments in 7 different industries. Frank received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from U Mass Lowell; an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amhest; and is a graduate of General Electric's Corporate Manufacturing Training Program. Frank Papa, CEO

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