Paper Industry Veteran George Wurtz Has Been Appointed to Mohawk's Board of Directors

Cohoes, N.Y. (May 31, 2012)—Mohawk has named George William Wurtz III to its Board of Directors. Wurtz is currently CEO and President of WinCup Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of a broad line of disposable foodservice products.

With a 25-year history in the manufacturing of paper and packaging products, Wurtz has held executive positions with Georgia Pacific Corporation, Fort Jameson Corporation, and James River Corporation before joining WinCup. Wurtz retired as an officer of Georgia-Pacific Corporation in 2006 after serving in several executive management positions including president of paper, bleached board and kraft operations. Prior to that, Wurtz worked for Fort James Corporation and James River Corporation, holding executive management positions in operations, logistics, procurement and manufacturing planning. Wurtz is a graduate of the State University of New York, Oswego, NY.

“George brings over 25 years of experience and success in the paper industry, and with that comes a perspective that is invaluable to the Board and to our business. We are looking forward to George’s contributions as we continue to advance our products and evolve our company,” says Thomas D. O’Connor, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Mohawk.

About Mohawk

Mohawk (formerly Mohawk Fine Papers) is North America’s largest privately owned manufacturer of fine papers and envelopes for commercial and digital printing. Signature brands include Mohawk Superfine®, Strathmore®, Inxwell®, and proprietary i-Tone® for digital presses. Mohawk papers are chosen for commercial printing, photo specialties, and high-end direct mail. Products and samples are available through leading paper distributors and at mohawkconnects.com.  

The company is leveraging connections in the digital, design, and photo space to develop new web-based offerings: Pinhole Pro, a solution for professional photographers to create beautiful press products; Pinhole Press, a lifestyle brand for beautifully simple photo gifts; MakeReady for digital printers; and Felt & Wire Shop, an online marketplace for social stationery, posters, and prints.

This fourth-generation, family-owned business is constantly renewing its commitment to environmental stewardship. As the first U.S. manufacturer of commercial printing papers to match 100% of its electricity with windpower renewable energy credits and the first U.S. premium paper mill to shift toward carbon neutral production, its portfolio of recycled papers certified by Green Seal and the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) standards continues to grow along with the rest of the company.

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