Georgia-Pacific Names President/COO and Realigns Leadership
Elects Hannan and Burandt to Board of Directors
ATLANTA, GA. August 01, 2006 -- Georgia-Pacific Corp. today announced that it has named James Hannan, 40, executive vice president - chief administrative officer, as the company’s new president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. In addition, two new members have been elected to Georgia-Pacific’s board of directors: Hannan and Michael C. Burandt, 62, executive vice president - North American consumer products.
In his expanded role as president and COO, Hannan will continue reporting to Joseph W. Moeller, 62, chairman and chief executive officer. Hannan will add significant business group responsibilities and continue leading several major capability and functional areas for the company. Business leaders now reporting to Hannan will be Christian Fischer, group president - packaging; David R. Fleiner, president - gypsum; Michael T. Rehwinkel, president - wood products; William Schultz, president - international consumer products; as well as David Park, senior vice president - strategy and business development. The capability areas that will continue reporting to Hannan include information technology, the financial group and chief financial officer, the Market Based Management® capability and corporate real estate.
The human resources function, led by Senior Vice President Julie Brehm, will be realigned and now will report to Moeller. Others who will continue reporting to Moeller include Hannan, Burandt, and Bill Caffey, responsible for operations and compliance, who all sit on the Georgia-Pacific board along with Moeller. In addition, the company’s public sector capabilities, including the law department and general counsel’s office, the government and public affairs groups, as well as the fiber and energy supply and trading capability, will continue reporting to Moeller.
“We have a strong leadership team that leverages our core capabilities and expertise and that is committed to effectively achieving results,” Moeller said. “These changes will further strengthen our management team and will allow me to focus more time on our company’s strategy to identify and capture opportunities that create the greatest long-term value. With their business and financial expertise, Jim and Mike both will be great additions to our board.”
Headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of tissue, packaging, paper, pulp, and building products and related chemicals. The company employs approximately 55,000 people at more than 300 locations in North America, South America and Europe. Its familiar consumer tissue brands include Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, Sparkle®, Soft ’n Gentle®, Mardi Gras®, So-Dri® and Vanity Fair®, as well as the Dixie® brand of disposable cups, plates and cutlery. Georgia-Pacific’s building products manufacturing business has long been among the nation’s leading suppliers of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers, with brands such as Plytanium®, Plybead®, DensArmor Plus™, DensGlass Gold®, and ToughRock®. For more information, visit www.gp.com.
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