NewPage announced today that James C. Tyrone has accepted the role of executive vice president, Commercial Operations and Business Development, effective February 1, 2012. Mr. Tyrone will report to George F. Martin, president and chief executive officer.
Effective with Mr. Tyrone's return, the Sales and Marketing, Order Management and Strategy groups will be realigned under his direction. Barry Nelson, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing will report directly to Tyrone and retain his current roles and responsibilities, as will Linda McClinchy, vice president, Order Management and Curtis Short, vice president, Strategy.
Mr. Tyrone was most recently with Appleton Papers, where since 2010 he served as senior vice president responsible for Appleton's thermal paper business unit and oversight of the company's paper manufacturing operations. He started his paper industry career with The Mead Corporation in 1990, serving in a variety of roles. When Mead and Westvaco merged, Mr. Tyrone was senior vice president of Sales and Marketing, a role he continued when NewPage started in May 2005. Before Mead, he worked for seven years as a senior manager for McKinsey & Company.
Mr. Tyrone has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia, and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University.