“I am very pleased to announce Chris’s promotion to the role of senior vice president & president, AMBU,” says Dante C. Parrini, chairman and CEO. “Since joining Glatfelter in August 2010, he has demonstrated a track record of leadership and hands-on execution that has created value for the Company and our shareholders. Chris has been a key driver of the development of the strategy for the Company as a whole as well as specifically for AMBU. In addition, he played a key role in recent acquisitions, including Dresden Papier and Spezialpapierfabrik Oberschmitten GmbH (SPO), as well as the expansion of the Company’s capabilities in several key areas. I look forward to his continued success in this new leadership role.”
Astley had been senior vice president, Corporate Strategy of Glatfelter. Prior to joining Glatfelter, he served in various consulting roles for more than 15 years in the pulp, paper and packaging industries. He held positions with Accenture in its strategic services practice and with Coca-Cola, supporting long-term strategy development in its North American business unit. Astley also successfully led a privately held firm serving the commercial construction industry.
Astley succeeds Jonathan Bourget, who will be leaving the company after assisting in a transition period. Commenting on the transition, Parrini says, “On behalf of the leadership team, I wish to thank Jonathan for his service and contributions to support AMBU’s growth over the last few years. We wish him well in his future endeavors.”