The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced the election of Resolute Forest Products president and chief executive officer Yves Laflamme and Sonoco Products Company president and chief executive officer Robert Tiede to serve on its board of directors.
AF&PA president and chief executive officer Donna Harman issued the following statement, “Yves Laflamme and Robert Tiede bring deep industry experience and valuable leadership to the table as we work to advance the paper and wood products industry’s top advocacy priorities. We are one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the nation – eager to innovate and invest in the future with the help of common sense public policy, including regulatory reform, free and fair trade and efficient transportation measures.”
Laflamme fills the seat left by the retirement of Resolute president and chief executive officer Richard Garneau and Tiede fills the seat left by the retirement of Sonoco president and chief executive officer M. Jack Sanders. The AF&PA board of directors consists of 23 top industry leaders who represent a broad spectrum of companies in the paper and wood products manufacturing sector.