Atlanta, GA, February 13, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Georgia-Pacific LLC announced today that William Donahue, vice president and general manager – Georgia-Pacific Professional Food Services Solutions, has been promoted to president of that business. He will continue to report to Kathy Walters, executive vice president – global consumer products.
“Bill has effectively led this business since it was formed during our Consumer Products reorganization in 2007,” said Walters. “I have tremendous confidence in Bill’s ability to lead the Food Services Solutions business through today’s tough economic climate and into a strong future of superior performance and growth for our customers and our company.”
Prior to the Food Services Solutions business, Donahue led Georgia-Pacific’s bleached board business since joining the company in 2003. Previously, he spent 12 years in various domestic and international bleached board sales and marketing roles. Donahue received his bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University.
About Georgia-Pacific Professional
Georgia-Pacific Professional is a provider of hygienic dispensing systems, towels, tissues, soaps, air fresheners, wipers, cups, cutlery and napkins. Two business groups operate under the Georgia-Pacific Professional business. The Washroom and Wiper Solutions group provides the full range of products to market segments including office buildings, healthcare, manufacturing, and lodging facilities. The Food Services Solutions group focuses on such segments as restaurants, coffee shops, and convenience stores. The Georgia-Pacific Professional business features such well-known product brands as enMotion®, Compact®, Dixie®, EasyNap®, SmartStock® and Brawny Industrial™. For more information on Georgia-Pacific Professional, please call 1-866-HELLO GP (435-5647) or visit us at www.gppro.com.
Headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. The company employs more than 45,000 people at approximately 300 locations in North America, South America and Europe. The familiar consumer tissue brands of Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP include Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, Sparkle®, Soft 'n Gentle®, Mardi Gras®, So-Dri® and Vanity Fair®. Dixie Consumer Products LLC, a Georgia-Pacific company, manufactures the Dixie® brand of tabletop products. Georgia-Pacific has long been among the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers, with brands such as Plytanium® plywood, DryPly® water repellent plywood, Ply-Bead® panels and Wood I Beam™ joists offered by Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC and DensArmor Plus® interior drywall, DensGlass™ Exterior Sheathing and ToughRock® wallboard offered by Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC. For more information, visit www.gp.com.