Tissue World Magazine

Soundview Paper Company president and CEO George Wurtz has stepped down and been succeeded by pulp and paper industry executive Karl Meyers.

Wurtz retired from his position at the Elmwood Park, New Jersey-based towel and tissue product manufacturer on 23 September.

He will continue to be engaged with Soundview as its chairman and as a significant investor.

Meyers has served as chief operating officer of Soundview’s AfH division for the past year and brings decades of experience in the pulp and paper industry to the position.

He has also served as a senior executive for Georgia Pacific Corp from 1997 to 2009.

Meyers and Wurtz were two of the original industry leaders who started Soundview.

Soundview Paper Company is a manufacturer of recycled and virgin fibre towel and tissue products for the at-home and away-from-home markets in North America.