Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and dissolving wood pulp, announced the promotion of Michael “Mike” Schultz to Vice President of Manufacturing for Sappi North America, effective Sept. 1, 2019. Schultz is currently the Managing Director of Sappi’s Cloquet, Minnesota mill. This announcement follows the appointment of Mike Haws, current Vice President of Manufacturing, as incoming President and CEO for Sappi North America starting this October.
Schultz joined Sappi in 1990 and spent the next 30 years of his career driving numerous successes for the Cloquet mill. Following Sappi’s acquisition of the mill in 2002, he became the Pulp Production Manager and was then appointed to Managing Director of the mill in 2007.
In his new role, Mike Schultz will oversee manufacturing operations at the company’s four North American mills, Allentown sheeting facility and Westbrook Technology Center. He holds a Bachelor of Paper Science and Engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.
Sappi is currently in the process of appointing a permanent replacement for Schultz. In the interim, Tom Radovich, Paper Business Manager for Sappi North America, will assume responsibilities of Managing Director of the Cloquet mill.