John D. Williams
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
John D. Williams has been the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Corporation since joining Domtar on January 1, 2009.
Mr. Williams served in senior executive positions for over eight years with SCA Packaging Ltd. and SCA Packaging Europe, Europe’s second largest producer of containerboard paper used for the manufacturing of corrugated box products, and served as President of SCA Packaging Europe, from 2005 to December 2008, where he assumed leadership over sales, marketing, finance, operations, manufacturing, distribution, supply chain and human resources. Prior to joining SCA Packaging, Mr. Williams held a number of increasingly senior positions in sales, marketing, management and operational roles, with Rexam PLC, Packaging Resources, Inc., Huhtamaki, Alberto Culver UK Ltd., and MARS Group.
Mr. Williams is a member of the Board of Directors of Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) and Chairman of the Board of the Montreal Chamber Orchestra. He is also the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) Chairman of the Board, and the Paper and Packaging Board Chairman (the Paper Check-off). In 2010, he was named North American CEO of the Year by RISI, as well as Global CEO of the Year by Pulp & Paper International (PPI). Mr. Williams was named “Executive Papermaker of the Year” for 2012 by PaperAge Magazine.
Senior Vice-President, Human Resources
Melissa Anderson has been Senior Vice-President, Human Resources since January 2010.
She is responsible for talent acquisition and management, health and safety, employee experience, labor relations, HR shared services and HR business partners.
Prior to joining Domtar, she served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Government Relations for The Pantry, Inc., one of the largest independently operated convenience retailers in the United States. Previously, Ms. Anderson spent 17 years with International Business Machines Corporation, serving as Vice-President of Human Resources for IBM Global Financing, where she led an international team of HR professionals.
Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Daniel Buron has been Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer since May 2004.
He has management oversight and responsibility for all financial functions, including investor relations, financial reporting, financial risks and debt management, treasury operations, taxation and information technology.
Prior to May 2004, he was Vice-President, finance, pulp and paper sales division and, prior to September 2002, Vice-President and Controller.
Senior Vice-President, Personal Care
Michael Fagan has been Senior Vice-President, Personal Care of Domtar since 2012.
Mr. Fagan has management oversight and responsibility for Domtar’s Personal Care segment that involves the manufacturing, sale and distribution of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends brand name.
Prior to joining Domtar, Mr. Fagan held the positions of President and CEO of Attends Healthcare, Inc. since 2006 and Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing since 1999. Prior to joining Attends, Michael held a variety of sales development roles with Procter & Gamble, the previous owners of the Attends line of products and the creators of the category.
President, Pulp and Paper division
Michael D. Garcia has been President of Domtar’s Pulp and Paper division since May 2014.
Mr. Garcia has management oversight and responsibility for Domtar’s manufacturing and marketing of pulp and paper. The division operates a network of thirteen mills in the United States and Canada and sells pulp and paper in more than 50 countries
Mr. Garcia has over 20 years of international management experience in paper, steel, and aluminum manufacturing and marketing on three continents. Prior to joining Domtar, Mr. Garcia was CEO of Evraz Highveld Steel & Vanadium, in eMalahleni, South Africa.
Senior Vice-President, Law and Corporate Affairs
Zygmunt Jablonski has been Senior Vice-President, Law and Corporate Affairs since 2008.
Mr. Jablonski is responsible for Domtar’s Legal Affairs, Secretariat, Sustainability and Environmental Affairs. He is also responsible for Corporate Communications, Government Relations and Internal Audit.
Prior to joining Domtar, he served in various in-house counsel positions for major manufacturing and distribution companies in the paper industry for over 13 years. From 1985 to 1994, he practiced law in Washington, DC.
Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development
Patrick Loulou has been Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development since March 2007.
Mr. Loulou is responsible for managing new business development, corporate strategy, and mergers and acquisitions. He is also responsible for Domtar’s paper converting business in China.
Previously, he held a number of positions in the telecommunications sector as well as in management consulting. He has several years of experience in corporate strategy and business development.
Richard L. Thomas
Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing
Richard L. Thomas has been Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing since 2007, when Domtar acquired Weyerhaeuser’s Fine Paper division.
He is responsible for pulp and paper sales, customer service, product development and the marketing of all pulp and paper grades produced at the mills.
Prior to joining Domtar, he was Vice-President, Fine Papers at Weyerhaeuser Company. Mr. Thomas joined Weyerhaeuser in 2002 when Willamette Industries, Inc. was acquired by Weyerhaeuser. At Willamette, he held various management positions in operations since joining in 1992. Previously, he was with Champion International Corporation for 12 years.