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IP names new Ti mill manager

TICONDEROGA - Kirk Carlson has been named manager at International Paper's Ticonderoga mill. He will have overall responsibility for mill operations, employee engagement and financial success.

He replaced Chris Mallon.

"I am pleased to be here at the Ticonderoga mill and to be a part of the ongoing improvements and successes of this team," Carlson said. "I look forward to getting to know folks over the next few weeks and working together for the mill and the community. The Ticonderoga mill is positioned for success and together with this team, I look forward to the challenges and opportunities this new role brings.

"Chris Mallon has provided great leadership to this mill and I wish him great success in his new position," he added.

Carlson comes to Ticonderoga from the Georgetown mill where he served as manager of operational services since 2006. He began his career at the Georgetown mill in 1986 as a process engineer in the power area and subsequently was promoted to manager of technical services and served as a member of the mill's lead team.

In 1998, Carlson joined the Louisiana mill as business unit manager - pulp/woodyard. He moved to Memphis in 2001 in the role of group manager, technical services for the converting and specialty pulp group, before being named manager of operational services at the Riverdale, Ala., mill in 2003.

He holds a bachelor's degree in paper science from the University of Wisconsin at Steven's Point and a MBA from the University of South Carolina.

Mallon, who has served as mill manager for the past seven years, has accepted the position of mill manager at International Paper's Augusta, Ga., mill.

During his tenure at the Ticonderoga mill, Mallon helped the Ti mill become a leading manufacturer of high-end technical grades of paper, such as color copy and laser print.

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