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Arclin Appoints New President & CEO
05 December 2011
Russ Taylor to Succeed Retiring Claudio D’Ambrosio
The Board of Directors of Arclin Cayman Holdings Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Russ Taylor as President & CEO of Arclin. Mr. Taylor‘s appointment occurs as a result of Claudio D’Ambrosio’s decision to retire, which was announced in June of 2011.
“On behalf of the board, I am excited to welcome Russ to Arclin. I also want to thank Claudio D’Ambrosio for his role in improving the Company’s competitive position over the last few years” said Chris Boyle, one of Arclin’s lead directors. “Russ brings significant leadership skills and experience from a very successful career to-date. We look forward to Russ aggressively leading the company as the economy recovers and Arclin takes advantage of value-enhancing growth opportunities”, Mr. Boyle added.
Mr. Taylor joins Arclin with over thirty years of exceptional results leading value creation in the manufacturing sector by driving innovation, branding, operational efficiency, acquisitions and supply chain optimization.
Russ joins Arclin from his prior position as President & CEO of Cellu Tissue Holdings Inc., where he developed and executed a strategy that included manufacturing, supply chain and product improvements, which led to the successful re-positioning of the company as the “manufacturer of choice” for the consumer tissue private label market. During Mr. Taylor’s nine years with the company, net sales grew from $225 million to over $550 million and EBITDA increased from $6 million to over $85 million.
Prior to Cellu Tissue, Mr. Taylor was employed by the Kimberly-Clark Corporation for over 20 years in a number of manufacturing, research and development and general management positions. During his tenure with Kimberly Clark, Mr. Taylor was the President of Kimberly Clark’s Canadian Forest, Pulp and Paper Business located in Terrace Bay, Ontario. In addition, Russ also held general management positions in Kimberly Clark’s Adult and Child Care sectors. At the time of his resignation from Kimberly Clark in 2001, Mr. Taylor was Group President with global responsibility for Kimberly Clark’s Professional Products Sector, Pulp and Paper, Neenah Paper, and Corporate Environmental.
In addition to demonstrating strong manufacturing, commercial and consumer acumen, Mr. Taylor has a proven track record of embracing innovation and technology as a means of building and empowering high-performance teams that are motivated to achieve business and personal goals and to deliver profitable growth for investors.
Originally from the Chicago area, Russ received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Florida in 1979.
Mr Taylor said, “I am excited to work with the Arclin team to continue their progress growing and developing the Arclin brand through exceptional products, customer service and value creation”.
As President and CEO,Russ will work with Claudio D’Ambrosio to ensure a successful transition over the next several weeks.
Arclin is a leading provider of innovative bonding and surfacing solutions for the building and construction, engineered materials, agricultural and natural resource markets. Arclin provides bonding solutions for a number of applications including wood based panels, engineered wood, non-wovens and paper impregnation. As a world leader in paper overlays technology, Arclin provides high value surfacing solutions for decorative panels, building products and industrial specialty applications for North American and export markets.