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Columbia Pulp Announces New Vice President, Production Manager at New Tree-free Pulp Mill in Washington


Columbia Pulp, LLC, North America's first tree-free pulp mill, announced
Monday the appointment of Mike Schock as Vice President of the company
and Tony Waldo as Production Manager for the Lyons Ferry, Wash. Facility
and the Pomeroy, Wash. Pilot Plant.

Ultimately, the Lyons Ferry Pulp Plant is expected to provide 90 jobs in
the communities of Dayton, Starbuck and surrounding areas while
eliminating the need to burn 230,000 tons of straw waste annually.
Construction of the Pomeroy Pilot Plant was recently completed and is
anticipated to employ approximately eight full-time employees running
two shifts, five days per week.

"We're extremely pleased to make these additions to our teams," Columbia
Pulp CEO John Begley said. "Mike Schock and Tony Waldo will contribute
tremendous experience and talent to Columbia Pulp."

Schock brings more than 35 years of experience in paper making and paper
converting, having spent the last 25 years holding positions in the
Paper, Industrial Converting and Rigid Paper and Closures divisions of
SONOCO Products Company in Hartsville, S.C.

Most recently, Schock served as Director of Global Product Development
and R&D – Rigid Paper and Closures Division. He retired from SONOCO in
January 2017.

Waldo spent more than 20 years in the nuclear and pulp and paper
industries, with a strong background in leading manufacturing
organizations. He also holds extensive experience in managing
laboratories, product development, engineering and software development.

Prior to joining Columbia Pulp, Waldo was Base Mill Manager for 15 years
at Boise Cascade in International Falls, Minn. and Mission Analysis
Manager at Washington River Protection Services in Richland, Wash. He
has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Washington
State University.

About Columbia Pulp

Columbia Pulp's offices are located in Dayton, Wash. The company
operates a Pilot Facility in Pomeroy, Wash. and is finishing
construction on a state-of-the-art industrial scale mill in Starbuck,
Wash. Both facilities convert wheat straw and seed alfalfa into pulp and
biopolymers, used in the manufacture of sustainable, tree-free paper and
packing products, as well as numerous specialty chemical applications.
To learn more about the company, please visit

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