Newark is led by senior teams in each business unit and advised by a Board of Directors who bring decades of experience from manufacturing, operations and the paperboard industry.
Frank Papa, President and CEO
Frank A. Papa is the President, CEO and a member of the board of directors of Newark. Prior to joining Newark he worked in Private Equity for 12 years as CEO of Aftermarket Technologies, CEO of Specialized Vehicles and CEO of Signature Aluminum. In addition, he has over 25 years’ experience working in Fortune 100 companies such as General Electric, Textron, Sara Lee and Stanley Tools in executive manufacturing assignments. Mr. Papa holds a BS in Industrial Management/Engineering from Lowell Technological Institute, an MBA from the University of Massachusetts and is a graduate of General Electric’s corporate manufacturing training program.
Gregg Kam, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
James Carbine, Senior VP - Newark Custom Paperboard
Johnny Gold, Senior VP - Newark Recovery and Recycling
Dick Poppe, Senior VP - Newark Paperboard Mills
Mark Klein, Senior VP - Newark Paperboard Products
Manny Silva, Senior VP - Human Resources
Board of Directors
James R. Keller
James R. Keller is a member of the board of directors for Newark. Currently, Mr. Keller is a consultant to various Boards, CEO’s, Owners, and Presidents focused on business improvement, corporate governance, and international development. He was employed at Weyerhaeuser Company from 1974-2007 and served as Senior Vice President of its Containerboard Packaging and Recycling division from 2002-2007. He is the President of the International Corrugated Case Association. He also serves as Co-Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the University of Vermont School of Business and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Electronic Engineering & Manufacturing Inc. He was elected a board member of Newark on August 16, 2010.
John F. McGovern
John F. McGovern is a member of the board of directors for Newark. Mr. McGovern founded Aurora Capital LLC in 1999 and has been its Principal and Partner since 1999. Mr. McGovern worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation from 1981-1999, and served as CFO from 1994-1999. He has been the Lead Director of Neenah Paper Inc. since 2006. He also serves as a Director of Xerium Technologies, Inc. and has been Independent Director of Collective Brands, Inc. (formerly, Payless Shoesource Inc.) since 2003. He became a board member of Newark on August 16, 2010.
David E. Dreibelbis
David E. Dreibelbis is a member of the board of directors for Newark. Mr. Dreibelbis most recently served as General Manager and Executive Vice President for both the Paperboard Group and Recycled Fiber Division of the Rock-Tenn Company. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of the company. Mr. Dreibelbis previously served as General Manager for United Paper Recycling. He was elected a board member of Newark on August 16, 2010.
Thomas A. Pagano
Thomas A. Pagano is a member of the board of directors for Newark. Mr. Pagano most recently served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning for Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, a position he held from 1996 until 2007. He was also a member of the Executive Committee and an Officer of the company. Mr. Pagano previously held various positions including planning analyst, container division controller, general manager and manager of business development for the Container Corporation of America. He was elected a board member of Newark on August 16, 2010.
David Ascher, General Counsel of Newark serves as Secretary to the Board.