Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced the appointment of Michael D. Garcia to the position of President of Domtar Pulp and Paper, effective May 1, 2014. In this capacity, Mr. Garcia will oversee the operations of North America's largest producer of uncoated freesheet paper and top-three market pulp producers, through a network of thirteen mills in the United States and Canada. Mr. Garcia joins Domtar from his role as CEO of Evraz Highveld Steel & Vanadium Company in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
"With over 20 years of international management experience in paper and steel and aluminum manufacturing and marketing on three continents, Michael brings a wealth of strategic and operational expertise to this key position at the helm of our core business," said Domtar President and CEO John D. Williams.
"Bringing together management responsibility for both the manufacture and marketing of our diverse mix of pulp and paper products under a single executive is consistent with our establishment of a two-division structure for Domtar," said Williams. Domtar established a Personal Care division in 2011 to advance the company's growth strategy in absorbent hygiene products.
Mr. Garcia holds an MBA from Harvard University's Graduate School of Business Administration and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.