Robert Harvey joined Twin Rivers as the company’s Chief Operations Officer in February. A native of Maine, Harvey recently relocated to the company’s flagship operation and headquarters office in Madawaska, Maine. Tyler Rajeski was named Vice President of Finance in April 2022, leading the company’s finance, accounting, treasury and tax functions. “Rob and Tyler are great additions to our executive team, bringing a high level of expertise to their respective roles,” stated Chief Executive Officer Debarata ‘Deba’ Mukherjee. “The deep papermaking and continuous improvement experience Rob brings to the business has already resulted in operational improvements. Tyler was working closely with our team and creating value via his role with Atlas Holdings, enabling a fast and seamless transition.”
UPM will suspend purchasing of wood in and from Russia as well as the UPM Chudovo plywood mill operations for the time being. The company is preparing a mitigation plan accordingly. UPM also informed on 3 March 2022 that it will cease deliveries to Russia.
The suspension will be implemented with due consideration of UPM’s local employees, customers and stakeholders as well as the legislation in Russia. UPM continues to honour its obligations towards its employees in Russia. UPM businesses will keep their customers and suppliers informed of the situation. We also continue to monitor the development of the sanctions and will make further decisions accordingly.
Today’s decision is in line with the recent analysis and positions by major forest certification bodies FSC and PEFC. They have excluded the wood originating from Russia and Belarus from their certification systems.
UPM continues to provide humanitarian aid and material support in Ukraine in order to help those suffering from the war.