We are pleased to announce that Robert (Bob) McDonald has been appointed Vice President of Manufacturing. Bob assumed the role upon the retirement of Mark Lombardi who demonstrated tremendous leadership during his 10 years at Monadnock. Bob’s career began at Fox River Paper in Appleton, Wisconsin where he held numerous positions of increasing responsibility. In his 16 years with Fox River he advanced from Mill Manager to become Vice President of Operations. From Fox River he went on to work for Green Bay Packaging, Finch Paper and most recently, Intertape Polymer Group, Inc. With his leadership skills, Bob achieved significant improvements in workplace safety by fostering a collaborative culture. He also has a proven track record implementing Lean/Six Sigma tools and driving Lean projects and Kaizen 5S events. Click Read More below for additional information.
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan.
“AF&PA looks forward to working with the Administration and Congress on important infrastructure investment proposals, many of which are included in President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. Modernizing our nation’s infrastructure and investing in manufacturing jobs will be welcome improvements for the U.S. forest products industry, which employs approximately 950,000 individuals and manufactures nearly $300 billion in products annually.
“However, AF&PA cannot support the tax increases put forth in the Made in America Tax Plan. These increases would adversely impact U.S. manufacturing and put jobs at risk during a fragile economic recovery. This aspect of the proposal would significantly upset global competitiveness while undermining the promises of the American Jobs Plan.”