Buckeye Technologies Inc. will establish a new organization effective February 1, 2006 with a mission of bringing new products to the market on an accelerated schedule. The new organization will be led by Jeffery Cook who will be appointed senior vice president, marketing.
In addition to Mr. Cook, Susan Crenshaw, who will be appointed vice president, market development, and Henry Hall, who will be appointed vice president, commercial development, will play key roles in the new organization.
"We are excited about this new organization and have high expectations that it will improve our marketing capability and increase the speed at which we commercialize new products, including Ultra Fiber(TM) 500, our patented concrete reinforcing fiber. The individuals leading the effort are proven top performers,” said Buckeye Chairman, David B. Ferraro.
In other news Buckeye has announced changes in responsibilities of several senior officers. Paul Horne, currently senior vice president, Cotton Cellulose, will be appointed senior vice president, product and market development, succeeding Mr. Cook .
Douglas Dowdell, senior vice president, nonwovens, will be appointed to the newly created role of senior vice president, specialty fibers. Mr. Dowdell will lead the commercial operations for both Buckeye's cotton and wood specialty fibers, assuming the responsibilities previously held by Mr. Horne and Christian Chavassieu, senior vice president, wood cellulose. Mr. Chavassieu has announced his decision to resign from the company at the end of February to pursue other business interests.
Marko Rajamaa, vice president, nonwovens sales-Europe and Middle East, will be appointed vice president, Nonwovens, succeeding Mr. Dowdell.