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Garth Geist Named Vice President, Marketing, Uncoated Papers for Unisource

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

NORCROSS, GA (May 8, 2006) – Unisource Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading distributors of paper, packaging and facility supplies in North America, has named Garth Geist as Vice President, Marketing – Uncoated Papers. He will report to Newell Holt, President -- Paper. Geist will be responsible for the marketing and sourcing of all uncoated and specialty papers for Unisource. Reporting to him will be Rob Ciaciura, Category Director – Commercial Printing Papers; Brian Dooling, Director, Sales and Marketing – Tax Supported Businesses; John Joosten, Category Director – Specialty Papers, and the Area Marketing Directors located in the field. “I am excited Garth will be leading our uncoated papers marketing efforts. His dedication, as well as his knowledge of our products and customer segments, will serve him well in his new role,” said Holt. “During Garth’s 17 years in the paper industry, he has been actively involved with many trade associations and has led the introduction of many new products in the marketplace. His experience working with various customer segments will help Unisource take our marketing strategy to the next level,” said Holt. Geist joined Unisource in 2004, and was most recently Category Director of Business & Imaging Papers. During his career, he has held numerous marketing & sales positions at Smart Papers, International Paper and Champion International Corporation. He is a member of the National Paper Trade Association’s Young Leaders Division.




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