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SCA names head of Americas

March 6, 2012

Don Lewis has been named president of SCA’s Americas Business Unit. In this role he will be responsible for overseeing all of SCA’s businesses in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America and will serve as a member of the company’s global leadership team. Lewis joined SCA in 2001 and was previously president of SCA’s North American away from home tissue division, which manufactures and sells the Tork brand of towel, tissue, napkins and wipers used in professional settings such as office buildings, restaurants, schools, healthcare facilities and arenas.  

In his new role, Lewis will also be responsible for the Americas efforts for other SCA brands including TENA, the world’s leading incontinence care brand; Saba, the leading feminine care brand in Mexico and Central America; and a number of other consumer and business-to-business brands the company makes and sells throughout the Americas. Lewis has nearly 25 years of experience in the paper industry and prior to joining SCA was with Encore Paper, which SCA later acquired, and Fort Howard Paper Company. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Youngstown University.

In other news,
Joseph Russo has been promoted to vice president of sales and marketing for SCA’s North American away from home professional hygiene business. In this new role, Russo will take the lead for sales and marketing of the SCA’s away from home tissue business in the U.S. and Canada. Russo has been with SCA and its predecessors for 19 years and was previously vice president of sales distribution for U.S. and Canada for SCA’s North American tissue division. Russo earned an MBA in management and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.