May 17, 2011. /Lesprom Network/. Finch Paper has appointed Ken Chartier to Director, Quality and Continuous Improvement. Chartier reports to Bob McDonald, VP Operations, Finch Paper, as the company said in a press release received by Lesprom Network.
As Director, Quality and Continuous Improvement, Chartier is responsible for ensuring that the mill’s quality systems meet the needs of its customers, and that these systems are being used effectively. As a key member of Finch’s Manufacturing and Strategic Leadership Teams, Ken provides leadership across the organization in developing a vision for quality and continuous improvement, as well as implementation of supporting systems and processes that will drive success.
Ken will work closely with the company’s sales, marketing and product management groups to understand specific customer needs in the context of broader trends and issues in the marketplace.
Chartier brings over 30 years of industry experience to Finch Paper, providing technical expertise at paper mills in Virginia, Wisconsin, New York, Minnesota and Germany. At NewPage, he held various positions including, Product Development Engineer, Senior Process Engineer, Technical Manager and Professional Services Manager.
Bob McDonald, VP, Operations for Finch Paper, says, “Ken Chartier is a welcome addition to the expanding Finch team of qualified leaders. His impressive industry experience, coupled with certification as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt project leader as well as many awards and honors, is exemplary of the professionals we are fortunate to have on our team.”