Finch Paper Names New Quality and Improvement Director
Finch Paper has appointed industry veteran Ken Chartier, formerly of NewPage Corp., to Director, Quality and Continuous Improvement.
As Director, Quality and Continuous Improvement, Chartier is responsible for ensuring that the mill's quality systems meet the needs of its customers, and that these systems are being used effectively. As a key member of Finch's Manufacturing and Strategic Leadership Teams, Ken provides leadership across the organization in developing a vision for quality and continuous improvement, as well as implementation of supporting systems and processes that will drive success.
He will work closely with the company's sales, marketing and product management groups to understand specific customer needs in the context of broader trends and issues in the marketplace.
Chartier brings over 30 years of industry experience to Finch Paper. At NewPage, he held various positions including Technical Manager, Assistant Paper Machine Superintendent, Senior Process Engineer, Professional Services Manager, and Paper Mill Technical Manager.
Bob McDonald, vice president, operations for Finch Paper, said, "Ken Chartier is a welcome addition to the expanding Finch team of qualified leaders. His impressive industry experience, coupled with certification as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt project leader as well as many awards and honors, is exemplary of the professionals we are fortunate to have on our team."
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