DS Smith appoints new Director for Paper in North America

DS Smith has announced changes to the management team for its Paper division, affecting both Europe and North America.

Giancarlo Maroto will join DS Smith as the new Cluster Director for North America and James Walker, who previously held the Cluster Director role in North America, will become Northern Europe Cluster Director.

Both roles report to Niels Flierman, Managing Director for DS Smith Paper, and are focused on growing DS Smith’s paper production and ensuring the delivery of high quality, high performing papers to meet changing demands in packaging and other industry sectors. DS Smith has a total of sixteen paper mills across the US and Europe, producing around five million tonnes of paper annually.

Walker will move to the role of Northern Europe Cluster Director, taking over from Rogier Gerritsen who was recently announced as the company’s new Head of Recycling. He will be responsible for paper production across some of DS Smith’s largest paper mills in the UK, France and The Netherlands.

Maroto joins the company from Mondi where he held various executive positions including Managing Director of the Sack Kraft Paper business in North America, Managing Director of the Containerboard business in Turkey and more recently as Corporate Head of Digital Transformation. Based in Atlanta, he will oversee operations at the mills in Riceboro, Georgia and Reading, Pennsylvania, as well as the North American Recycling and Forestry operations.

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