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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.
“With his strong asset management skills and experience in a specialty paper manufacturing environment, Bob is a tremendous addition to the executive management team at Monadnock,” said Richard Verney, Monadnock Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Bob is a graduate of the Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in paper science.