International Paper Announces Appointment of Newland Lesko as EVP

Press release from the issuing company

STAMFORD, Conn., June 13 -- International Paper President John Faraci today announced the appointment of Newland Lesko as executive vice president, effective immediately. In his new role, Lesko will be responsible for the implementation of company-wide manufacturing initiatives and technology. "This appointment will contribute significantly to achieving our goal of becoming a world-class company by taking our operational excellence driver to the next level. With his many years of experience, Newland is uniquely qualified to take on this new assignment. He knows our manufacturing process from top to bottom and has consistently produced outstanding results," said Faraci. Lesko currently serves as senior vice president, industrial packaging and as chairman of the company's Manufacturing Leadership Council. Since joining International Paper in 1967, Lesko's career has included a number of manufacturing and business assignments of increasing responsibility. Lesko holds a bachelor's degree from Colby College.