Sappi Celebrates Packaging Leader Heather Pelletier With CEO Award

Aug 8, 2019 3:45 PM ET
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The Sappi Group Chief Executive’s Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated and lived out Sappi’s values through exceptional efforts. Since 2013, we have recognized 21 colleagues across the globe for their contributions in line with Sappi’s core values. This year, there were many strong nominations that showed a commitment to our One Sappi drive and 2020Vision. Sappi North America’s award recipient, Heather Pelletier, was a clear choice.

Heather exemplifies Sappi’s core corporate values of “doing business with integrity and courage, making smart decisions which are executed with speed.” Through close collaboration across business functions and in coordination with our mills and supply chain, Heather achieved double-digit growth in profit contribution from our graphic web business. She accomplished this through a deep understanding of customer requirements and market dynamics. In addition to her existing role, Heather eagerly embraced the opportunity to lead the rapid commercialization of both graphic and packaging grades after the significant PM1 rebuild investment at the Somerset Mill. This resulted in all grades being substantially commercialized before the start of the new financial year—setting up North America to enter the new fiscal year with our product transformation fully realized. Heather’s dedication has helped ensure the success of this key project, as well as Sappi North America’s continued growth in new markets.

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