|By Marketwired .||
|March 20, 2014 05:01 PM EDT||
YORK, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/20/14 -- Glatfelter (NYSE: GLT) announced today that Brian Janki, Vice President & General Manager of its Specialty Papers Business Unit, has been appointed to serve on the first national Paper and Paper-based Packaging Board. The Paper Check-Off was established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in January and will improve consumer perceptions of the paper and paper-based packaging industry and highlight the benefits of paper products. Through consumer education and information, the program will allow our industry a unique opportunity to make a sustained investment in telling our story in a targeted and positive way and correct misperceptions that may be held about our products.
Mr. Janki is one of 12 paper and paper packaging industry representatives who will comprise the Paper Check-Off Board, as appointed by Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Commenting on the appointments to the Board, Vilsack said, "I am confident that these experts will serve the paper and paper-based packaging industry well. This new program will make a positive impact in communities all over the country."
"I am honored to be chosen for this role," says Mr. Janki. "Consumers need to understand the full story about paper products. The more they know, the more likely they will be to choose paper and paper-based packaging."
Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2014, Glatfelter is a global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, offering innovation, technical expertise and world-class service. Headquartered in York, PA, U.S. operations include facilities in Spring Grove, PA, and Chillicothe and Fremont, OH. International operations include facilities in Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Philippines, a representative office in China and a sales and distribution office in Russia. Glatfelter's sales approximate $1.7 billion annually, and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GLT. Additional information may be found at www.glatfelter.com.