Michael Garcia becomes President of Domtar Pulp and Paper, beginning on May 1, 2014, where he will oversee the operations of North America's largest producer of uncoated freesheet paper and top-three market pulp producers.
The company has a network of 13 mills in the United States and Canada. Garcia joins Domtar from his role as CEO of Evraz Highveld Steel & Vanadium Co. in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
“With over 20 years of international management experience in paper and steel and aluminum manufacturing and marketing on three continents, Michael brings a wealth of strategic and operational expertise to this key position at the helm of our core business,” stated John Williams, Domtar President and CEO. “Bringing together management responsibility for both the manufacture and marketing of our diverse mix of pulp and paper products under a single executive is consistent with our establishment of a two-division structure for Domtar.”
Domtar established a Personal Care division in 2011 to advance the company's growth strategy in absorbent hygiene products. In 2013, Domtar had sales of US$5.4 billion from some 50 countries. The company employs approximately 10,000 people.
Garcia holds an MBA from Harvard University's Graduate School of Business Administration and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.