Who We Are

Behind every great company is a story. Ours begins in 1931, during the turbulence of the Great Depression, when George O’Connor took a chance and bought a bankrupt paper mill in Upstate New York. Convinced that the mill and the craftspeople who worked there were worth saving, he strove to make paper that was as enduring and unique as it was well-crafted and beautiful. This purposeful foresight became a philosophy understood by four generations of the O’Connor family as they have led Mohawk forward. 

Today, we are building on that legacy as we serve the creative needs of designers, brand-owners and printers in more than 60 countries with carefully crafted papers designed to make print more beautiful, effective and memorable in a digital-first world. As a family-owned business, we try to treat everyone like family; from our 600 Mohawk employees to our customers and partners. That’s because our business is built on relationships, handshake-level trust, communication and honesty toward everyone we work with. The fact that Mohawk has endured for four generations means we make decisions and innovate new products for the long term, not just the next quarter. And because we care about our environment, we do all this with future generations in mind, by sourcing pulps responsibly, conserving the water our craft relies on, and harnessing wind power for our mills.

At our core, we are a company of makers. We make real things that make a real impact. We make connections between people and ideas. What we make helps print go from simply good to truly great. 

What will you make today?

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Anyone planning to see #FORDvFERRARI this weekend?
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In honor of the film's release, we're flashing back to issue 12 of the Mohawk Maker Quarterly where we explored the ebb and flow of partnerships, one of them being the most fascinating manifestation of the partnerships: rivalry.
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Click the link in our bio to read about one of the greatest rivalries in sporting history— @ford versus @ferrari in the 1960s.
Come celebrate the launch of the Mohawk Maker Quarterly Issue No. 16. with us, @hybriddesignsf and @rapha_n_america San Francisco tonight! This issue is about community, which features Rapha Clubhouses as an example of dedicated spaces for communities. Hear about why we think Clubhouses are so important for cyclists, and how they compare to other dedicated spaces in the world.
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Come hang out and get a copy of the current issue. Link in bio to RSVP. The holidays are right around the corner. Have you given thought to your holiday card yet?

@craneandco has been offering photo cards for some time. But as they draw closer to their 220th year, their 2019 photo holiday cards represent something new for the brand: the marriage of digital and analog, both modern and nostalgic. The new collection pairs digital printing with processes like foil stamping and embossing, printed on Crane's Lettra or Mohawk Superfine. And with 77 designs to choose from, there's bound to be a card that's perfect for you.

Read more behind the new designs on our blog (link in bio). #Holiday #HolidayCards #HolidayCard #Card #ChristmasCard #PhotoCard #FoilStamping #Embossing #MohawkPaper
The holidays are right around the corner. Have you given thought to your holiday card yet?

@craneandco has been offering photo cards for some time. But as they draw closer to their 220th year, their 2019 photo holiday cards represent something new for the brand: the marriage of digital and analog, both modern and nostalgic. The new collection pairs digital printing with processes like foil stamping and embossing, printed on Crane's Lettra or Mohawk Superfine. And with 77 designs to choose from, there's bound to be a card that's perfect for you.

Read more behind the new designs on our blog (link in bio). #Holiday #HolidayCards #HolidayCard #Card #ChristmasCard #PhotoCard #FoilStamping #Embossing #MohawkPaper
Mohawk Superfine has inspired the creative community for decades. So, for the Community Issue of the Mohawk Maker Quarterly, it was a no-brainer that we printed it on the three shades available within Superfine.
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Nothing is created in a vacuum. Our community—the always-evolving context of our physical, social, and emotional lives—has everything to do with how we make and view art.
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Welcome to Issue No. 16 of the Mohawk Maker Quarterly. In this issue, we invited trailblazing minds in a variety of creative fields to help us explore the idea of Community.
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A glow-in-the-dark, three-eyed, letterpress cat monster? 🙀 @Hybriddesignsf, keep up the spook.
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Letterpress printed and diecut on Mohawk Superfine by @theaestheticunion with 3 @dayglocolor colorways and glow-in-the-dark ink from @gansink
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We’ve got something new coming. Any guesses? 😏
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These coasters are screaming to be felt.
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Paper: Crane's Lettra Fluorescent White 220 DTC
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#MohawkPaper #Crane #CranesLettra #Lettra #Paper #CottonPaper #Letterpress #Printing #Coasters #CoasterDesign Our third addition to the #TheMohawkShow judges: @renaudco!💥
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“The unexpected union of unexpected things,” – that’s the mantra of @varyer, the Chicago-based creative group and brand consultancy founded by Mike Renaud. Formerly the Vice President and Creative Director of @pitchfork, Mike is adamant that powerful design comes from a place of empathy and enlightenment. He celebrates analog solutions to creative problems and believes that great ideas transcend mediums.
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What unexpected things will you send Mike Renaud’s way? Inventiveness in celebrated in The Mohawk Show.
Think of colored paper as a bonus color in your project. Used with printing, colored paper becomes part of the image itself, giving you an additional color to work with.
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Just ask @madeby_rg who designed these @frenchmarketkc menus that matched the brand's Pantones.
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#TheMohawkShow Curation Criteria: Paper & Process
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Paper & Process are the two key ingredients that translate a design on-screen into a physical object.  Attention will be given to artful and creative combinations of paper and processes—where the two are paired as a thoughtful design statement.
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Mohawk Heritage

Mohawk was founded in 1931 in upstate New York, where the Hudson and Mohawk rivers come together. In this location, generations of fine papermakers have honed their craft while helping define the contours of an industry. From its modest origins during the Depression, Mohawk has grown through careful management and wise investment under the guidance of four generations of the O’Connor family. Today, Mohawk is a thriving business with a global presence, a reputation for thought leadership and a commitment to core values that celebrate heritage and innovation in equal measure.

Our Family

Management Team

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Thomas D. O'Connor, Jr.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Thomas D. O'Connor, Jr.

Mr. O'Connor Jr. joined Mohawk in 1986 and was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2004. During his tenure, Mr. O’Connor has grown the company to become North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers and envelopes which are preferred for commercial and digital printing, photo specialties and high-end direct mail.


As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. O’Connor has doubled Mohawk’s business and positioned the organization for the future by leading Mohawk into new areas of growth. Through a series of strategic initiatives, Mr. O’Connor has expanded global sales, operations and distribution channels; diversified Mohawk’s product portfolio to include envelopes and specialty substrates for digital printing; upgraded IT and operational infrastructure; and he has expanded Mohawk’s distribution base through strategic initiatives including the acquisition of several companies, including the iconic Strathmore line of fine papers which was acquired in 2005.


Mr. O’Connor has served as chairman of the National Paper Trade Association, and on the boards of the American Forest Products Association, St. Gregory’s School, and the Advisory Board of M&T Bank. He is also a former member of The Capital Region Economic Development Council (CREDC).


Mr. O’Connor was the first paper industry executive inducted into the graphic communications industry prestigious Soderstrom Society, and was the 2018 recipient of the paper industry’s highest honor, The Stanley O. Styles Industry Excellence Award. 

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Melissa Stevens

Chief Revenue Officer

Melissa Stevens

Ms. Stevens began her career at Mohawk in 2004 as Specification Sales Representative in the Boston, Massachusetts region, and has progressed through a number of roles, each with greater responsibility within the functions of sales and marketing. In 2012, Melissa was promoted to Director, Strategic Accounts & Sales Process Improvement to lead the development of the Mohawk sales team’s transformation and CRM implementation. In 2013, Melissa became Vice President, Sales, overseeing both inside and outside sales teams. In 2016, Melissa was promoted to Senior Vice President Sales for Premium Papers, leveraging her expertise in sales process management to drive sales and business development efforts for Mohawk’s core premium paper business.  In 2017, Melissa was promoted to Chief Revenue Officer for Mohawk. The sources for revenue also continue to change and it is more than just about selling transactional paper. Melissa will be responsible for helping Mohawk reach our topline goals and objectives by leading our sales, marketing, and product teams and working in close alignment with operations and finance.

Prior to joining Mohawk, Melissa spent 10 years in the publishing and paper distribution industries developing sales channels and market strategies. Melissa holds a BS in Business & Marketing from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is currently pursuing her MBA.

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Casey Rosenzweig

Chief Financial Officer

Casey Rosenzweig

Casey Rosenzweig comes to Mohawk from Beech-Nut in Amsterdam, NY where she served as a member of the company’s leadership team and lead initiatives focused on improving data-based decision-making at the company. Rosenzweig brings to Mohawk her collaborative approach to finance to lead initiatives focused on business intelligence, decision science and long-term planning for Mohawk Fine Paper, Inc. and Crane Stationery Corporation operations.

Rosenzweig is an experienced finance leader with over 16 years of demonstrated finance achievement at several companies, including Diageo, AMRI and Beech-Nut. Her collaborative approach to finance includes developing and modifying co-manufacturing relationships and improving the planning and coordination between sales and operations teams.


Rosenzweig earned her B.S. and M.B.A. in Accounting from Siena College and she is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Edward G. O'Connor

Executive Vice President, Converting and Envelopes

Edward G. O'Connor

Mr. Ted O’Connor has been in the paper business on and off since 1980. From 1980-1982 he worked for the Carter Rice Paper Company as a Sales Representative for their Boston and West Haven, CT divisions. In 1982 Ted came to work for Mohawk Fine Papers as a Specification Sales Representative for the New York City market. In 1985 he became the District Sales Manager for upstate New York and Canada. In 1987 Ted was promoted to National Sales Manager. In 1992 he left Mohawk to work in Bond Sales for Lehman Brothers in New York City. From 1998-2008 Ted continued his career in Bond Sales at First Albany Corporation. He returned to Mohawk in 2008 as National Sales Manager for the Eastern Region and in 2011 was promoted to Senior Vice President Sales, responsible for sales of fine paperacross the United States and Canada as well as Mohawk's growing envelope business. In 2016, Ted was promoted to Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mohawk Envelope and Converting.  In November 2017, he was promoted to EVP of Converting and Envelopes for Mohawk. We have seen significant growth in our envelope revenue and outside converting. Ted will continue to lead this facet of our organization.

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John. B. O'Connor

Executive Vice President, Human Capital

John. B. O'Connor

Mr. O’Connor joined the company in 1993 after a number of years in the distribution side of the business. Early in his career with the company, his primary responsibility was in International Sales. He later acquired additional responsibility for Customer Service. In 1999, John was promoted to Vice President, Sales/Customer Service and became Senior Vice President Sales/Customer Service in September 2000. In November 2004, he was made Senior Vice President, Administration and in 2005 assumed the additional responsibility for Strathmore Artist Papers division, successfully negotiating its sale in 2006.  In November 2017, he was promoted to EVP of Human Capital for Mohawk. People are our greatest asset and we need to continue to create a culture for growth. John will expand our recruiting efforts and help identify opportunities for existing employees.

John has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Skidmore College and attended Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business Executive Education Program for Manager Development and Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management Executive Education Program on Accelerating Sales Force Performance.

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Christopher M. Harrold

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Creative

Christopher M. Harrold

Mr. Harrold is the Vice President, Creative Director. In this role, he is responsible for the creative direction of the company's product and marketing campaigns. Chris joined Mohawk in 1990, as District Sales Manager, and in 1999 assumed the responsibility for the Mohawk Digital Papers portfolio. In 2007, Chris was promoted to Vice President and in 2013, he assumed responsibility for the Creative Directon of the Mohawk Brand.

Chris has been published in a variety of industry journals and speaks extensively on the topic of digital printing and papers.

He holds a Masters degree from the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology and lives in Troy, NY.

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F. Joseph O'Connor

Senior Vice President, National Account Manager, West

F. Joseph O'Connor

Mr. O’Connor joined the company in 1990 after having spent ten years in the paper distribution and printing industries in New York City. After holding various positions in sales, administration and business development Joe began in 2005 to significantly expand Mohawk’s presence outside North America, into over 60 countries. In 2016, Joe assumed responsibility for Mohawk's business development efforts in the West as SVP Business Development.

Joe has a Bachelor’s degree from Merrimack College in Psychology and has attended executive education programs at Harvard and Duke University.

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Thomas D. O'Connor, III

Vice President, Channel Management

Thomas D. O'Connor, III

Thomas joined Mohawk in November, 2009 as New Business Sales, Emerging Technologies.  In 2012 he was promoted to Digital Sales Manager.  He was then promoted to the Director of Sales Operations in 2015. In, 2017 Thomas was promoted to VP of Sales Operations for Mohawk. Inside sales has become a critical part of the selling process under Tommy’s guidance. He will now expand responsibility to include logistics to ensure best of class service from order entry to delivery.

Prior to joining Mohawk, Thomas worked with Lindenmeyr Munroe as a Sales Service Representative where he worked in inside sales and customer service.  Thomas holds a BA in History from Bates College in Lewiston, ME.

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Dolph Beyer

Senior Vice President, Operations

Dolph Beyer

Mr. Beyer joined Mohawk in 1996 as a Process Engineer and received several promotions within operations including Waterford Mill Manager and Director, Envelope Operations. He was promoted in 2014 to Vice President, New York Operations with responsibility for the New York manufacturing and finishing operations including the Cohoes and Waterford Mills and the Specialty Converting Center.

Dolph has a Bachelor of Science in Paper Science and Engineering from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from LeMoyne College, both in Syracuse, New York.

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Michelle A. Carpenter

Vice President, Environmental and Energy Stewardship

Michelle A. Carpenter

Ms. Carpenter began her career at Mohawk in 1991 as an Environmental Project Coordinator and has progressed through a number of roles, each with greater responsibility within the area of Environmental Affairs.   In 2012, Michelle was promoted to Director, Corporate Environmental and Energy Stewardship in recognition for additional responsibilities assumed for specific aspects of Mohawk’s energy management program.  In 2013, Michelle became Vice President, Environmental and Energy Stewardship.

Michelle holds a BS in Accounting and a BA in Biology – Environmental Science.  She has also earned a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Urban Policy and Environmental Planning from the University at Albany, State University of New York.

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Harold G. Cropsey

Vice President, Corporate Controller

Harold G. Cropsey

Harold joined Mohawk in September, 2012 after spending 17 years with Vertis, Inc. where he held the positions of Division and Regional Controller and, Vice President of Operational Finance. In 2017, Harold was promoted to VP, Corporate Controller. Harold will continue to lead this team and position Mohawk to be financially prepared to take advantage of new business opportunities.

Harold is a New York State Certified Public Accountant.  He has an accounting degree from the State University of New York.

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Gavin L. Gaynor

Vice President, Research & Development

Gavin L. Gaynor

Mr. Gaynor joined the company in 2000 as Manager of Research and Development. In 2002 he was promoted to Director of that department and in 2008, he became Vice President of R & D. Prior to Mohawk, Gavin was senior project engineer for Westvaco Corporation serving as inkjet development team leader in the Luke Mill.

Gavin has Bachelors and Doctorate degrees in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

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Paul Graver

Vice President, Technical Services & Quality

Paul Graver

Mr. Graver joined Mohawk in May of 2000 as Director Technical Services & Quality. In 2005 Paul added the responsibility for Quality Control. Paul has worked closely in that capacity with Mr. Ed Knott to ensure Mohawk's pulp supply has consistently met our quality standards at the most competitive price.

Paul received his Bachelors of Science, Paper Science and Engineering and his Master of Science (MSc), Paper Science and Engineering from State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry.

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Ed Knott

Vice President, Procurement

Ed Knott

Mr. Knott joined Mohawk in March of 1997. Ed assumed responsibility for Purchasing in 2006 and became Director of Purchasing in 2009. Promoted to Vice President Procurement in 2018, Ed is responsible for directing the procurement operation and coordinating the purchase of raw materials company-wide. A recipient of his "Certified Purchasing Manager" (CPM) accreditation, Ed has been invaluable to Mohawk in his pursuit of favorable pulp contracts, the company's single largest input cost from outside vendors.

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Michael J. Madura, Jr.

Senior Vice President, Product

Michael J. Madura, Jr.

Mr. Madura joined the company in 2011 as Vice President, Digital. He is responsible for Mohawk’s digital portfolio of paper and specialty substrates and for Mohawk MakeReady.  In 2017, he became Vice President, Product Development and Management where he will be driving product development efforts in bringing new products to market and directing product management efforts for existing products across our Fine Papers, Digital Papers, Specialty Substrates and Wide Format product lines. Prior to joining Mohawk, Mike was employed for 14 years with Xerox Corporation most recently as Manager, Production Marketing Communications. Prior to Xerox he served with the US Navy.

Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a Master’s in International Business from Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Kim Osgood

Vice President, Energy & Engineering

Kim Osgood

Kim came to Mohawk in February, 1996 from Boise Cascade Corporations Oxford Specialty Division in Rumford, Maine. He held the position of Manager Engineering and Maintenance from his hire until being promoted to Director Engineering/Energy Services in 2011.

Kim will maintain responsibility for all Maintenance and Engineering activities in Cohoes and Waterford. He will also continue to have responsibility for purchasing energy options and incentive programs to satisfy our company gas and electric requirements.

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Benjamin Whitaker

Vice President, Business Process Management, IT

Benjamin Whitaker

Ben Whitaker has been with Mohawk since 1999. He has been central to managing business process improvement, enterprise systems implementation and support, and continuous improvement efforts through periods of dynamic change. In 2017, he was promoted to VP of Business Process Management and IT, where he is bringing focus to continuous process improvement along with access to data, information, and analysis throughout the supply chain.

Prior to coming to Mohawk, Ben worked at General Electric and served in the United States Air Force. He holds a BA from Princeton University in Mathematics and a MS in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado.  He is certified as both a Six Sigma Black Belt and a Process Master in business process re-engineering.

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Board of Directors

Thomas D. O'Connor, Jr.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Board Member

Thomas D. O'Connor, Jr.

Mr. O'Connor Jr. joined Mohawk in 1986 and was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2004. During his tenure, Mr. O’Connor has grown the company to become North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers and envelopes which are preferred for commercial and digital printing, photo specialties and high-end direct mail.  


As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. O’Connor has doubled Mohawk’s business and positioned the organization for the future by leading Mohawk into new areas of growth. Through a series of strategic initiatives, Mr. O’Connor has expanded global sales, operations and distribution channels; diversified Mohawk’s product portfolio to include envelopes and specialty substrates for digital printing; upgraded IT and operational infrastructure; and he has expanded Mohawk’s distribution base through strategic acquisition including the iconic Strathmore line of fine papers in 2005 and in 2018, the addition of Crane & Co. to the company porfolio.


Mr. O’Connor has served as chairman of the National Paper Trade Association, and on the boards of the American Forest Products Association, St. Gregory’s School, and the Advisory Board of M&T Bank. He is also a former member of The Capital Region Economic Development Council (CREDC).


Mr. O’Connor was the first paper industry executive inducted into the graphic communications industry prestigious Soderstrom Society, and was the 2018 recipient of the paper industry’s highest honor, The Stanley O. Styles Industry Excellence Award. 

Jack F. Haren

Board Member

Jack F. Haren

Mr. Haren joined the company in 1999 as Vice President, Finance. In 2000, he was promoted to Senior Vice President and became Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer later that year. Jack was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2005. In 2007, Mohawk promoted Jack to the position of President and Chief Financial Officer. Jack had 24 years of experience with Union Camp Corporation prior to joining Mohawk and held the position of Corporate Controller with responsibility for corporate accounting, financial planning, operational and capital budgeting. He is a certified public accountant.

Jack has a BS degree from Fordham University and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

In December 2014, Jack was honored by the Albany Business Review as CFO of the Year and was named to Irish America Magazine's Business 100 List. In 2015, Jack was named a Top Thought Leader in Trust, by Trust Magazine.  Jack retired from Mohawk in April 2017, and will continue to serve as a Board Member.

Walter A. Duignan

Board Member

Walter A. Duignan

Mr. Duignan joined the company in 1995 as Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning, with responsibility for strategic planning, sales, marketing and product promotions. In 2000, he became Executive Vice President and in 2005 was appointed to Mohawk’s Board of Directors. At the end of 2012 he retired but, maintains a seat on the Mohawk Board of Directors. Walter has over 30 years of experience in the fine paper industry. Prior to joining Mohawk, he was Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Simpson Paper Company.

Arthur J. Douville

Board Member

Arthur J. Douville

Mr. Douville is a 41-year veteran of the paper distribution business.  He began his career in 1970 at Rourke Eno Paper Company, a division of Unisource, an Alco Standard Company, following five years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps.  Art held positions in sales, sales management and division management before being promoted to Executive Vice President in 1981 and becoming President in 1989.  Later he was promoted to senior management positions at Unisource and became President of the Northeast Region of Unisource in 1994.  Art became President of Alling and Cory, a division of Union Camp in 1998.  After the acquisition of Union Camp by International Paper in 1999, Art was appointed President of the Northeast Region of Xpedx and Executive Vice President Operations in 2000.  Art served in the position and as an officer of International Paper until his retirement in 2011.

Art has held key industry trade association positions, is a past chairman of the Sappi Merchant Advisory, past NPTA Board member and has been recognized with the NPTA Stanley O. Styles award for his contribution to the distribution business in 2007.  Art is also a two time recipient of the Alco Standard Partner of the Year Award.

Charles H. Greiner, Jr.

Board Member

Charles H. Greiner, Jr.

Mr. Greiner is a 32-year veteran of the paper and forest products industry. He began his industry career in 1972 at Union Camp Corporation where he held a number of management positions. His first 10 years were spent in sales and marketing. In 1982, he was chosen to assist with the start-up of a $600 million "greenfield" paper mill in Eastover, SC. He later advanced to vice president and general manager of Union Camp's printing paper business. Following the acquisition of Union Camp in 1999 by International Paper, Mr. Greiner was appointed senior vice president of the company's printing and communications papers, a newly formed printing paper business and the largest in the world. From 2003 until his retirement in June 2004, he was senior vice president of commercial development.  Following retirement from International Paper he taught in Old Dominion University's MBA program.

Mr. Greiner has held key industry positions and/or played a leadership role for such organizations as the AFPA Printing Paper Committee, Paper Distribution Council and the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation. He has also been a director of United Way of Midsouth and a trustee of Old Dominion University Foundation.  He received the Stanley O. Styles industry award for leadership and innovation in 2004.

Mrs. Frances J. Hardart

Board Member

Mrs. Frances J. Hardart

Mrs. Hardart is a principal shareholder of Mohawk and has been active throughout her life in volunteer and charitable activities. She is a Dame in the Order of Malta for which she serves on the Board of Councillors and holds the position of Hospitaller. She is also a member of the Board of Governors of Thomas Aquinas College in California, a member and former president of the St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City and served for six years on the Board of Education of the Bronxville School in Bronxville, New York.

She has a B.A. from Marymount College and has done graduate work in art history at the University of Firenza, Italy. She resides in New York and Georgia.

Frank J. Hardart, III

Board Member

Frank J. Hardart, III

Mr. Hardart is a shareholder of Mohawk and has admired paper makers and everything that goes into the process since college when he worked summers in Mohawk’s engineering department. He began his career as an Account Manager with Compuserve Information Service, the predecessor of the internet as we know it today, from 1988-1993. Frank took this experience to Viacom and then to NBC to help these media giants develop their early internet strategies. Frank also helped grow the internet startup, MaMaMedia which became the largest independent children’s website in the country offering learning activities for children.

In 2001, Mr. Hardart founded Educate LLC to bring educational technology to schools in New York City and has been growing the company since. Educate LLC has served hundreds of schools in the New York area and is a leader in the field.

Mr. Hardart has a BS in Engineering, a BA in English from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA from the JL Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.

Anthony F. Kahn

Board Member

Anthony F. Kahn

Mr. Kahn is a partner with the law firm, White and Case. He has served as the administrative partner in charge of corporate and financial services and has considerable experience with mergers and acquisitions, bank finance and municipal securities. Mr. Kahn is also outside counsel to a number of entities, including Tarkett, Inc., The Irish Dairy Board, Dorbyl Limited and The Guggenheim Museum.

Mr. Kahn holds a B.A. degree in economics from Wake Forest University, an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame; magna cum laude.

Martine Reardon

Board Member

Martine Reardon

Ms. Reardon is recognized among the country's most successful and innovative marketers.

Martine served as Chief Marketing Officer at Macy's for nearly a decade. She is credited with leading the brand through a period of unprecedented change and growth, and launching their marketing into the omnichannel era. Under Martine's leadership, Macy's received major industry accolades including Mobile, Direct and Brandweek Marketer of the Year and the L2 Genuis Award for relevance in retail marketing.

Among her many individual recognitions, Martine received the "Power of Women to Make A Difference" Award from the United Way of New York City, The Lifetime Mission Award from the American Heart Association and she was inducted into Legends and Leaders, an exclusive association of industry veterans and marketing luminaries.

Martine served six years on the national Board of the Make A Wish Foundation, as well as the Retail Advertising Marketing Association. She has chaired the American Heart Association's annual Go Red for Women New York City luncheon since 2006 and is currently a member of the board of Empire Company Limited, Sobeys Inc, a strategic advisor to the National Retail Federation (NRF) and serves on the advisory boards of Scan & Style, Lumanu and Voyant.

Mrs. Annabel Strife

Board Member

Mrs. Annabel Strife

Mrs. Strife is a principal shareholder of Mohawk. She retired from Sloan Kettering Institute in 2002 after a distinguished career as a research biochemist. She has an extensive publication record on chronic myelogenous leukemia. She was a past board member of St. David’s School in New York City, and volunteered with the New York Foundling Hospital and as an almoner for a relief fund society in New York City.

Mrs. Strife is a graduate of Manhattanville College and has completed graduate study at Cornell, Columbia, and NYU. She resides in New York City.

Elizabeth Talerman

Board Member

Elizabeth Talerman

Elizabeth has spent more than 28 years working with leading brands in the consumer, business, and non-profit sectors. Practiced at the art of innovation and pragmatics of turning strategy into action, Elizabeth focuses on building sustainable brand value and delivering profitable, effective and replicable business results.

As CEO of Nucleus, Elizabeth and her team have developed a brand briefing process and trained a team of 40 global marketers at Fisher-Price, revitalized the Juan Valdez brand for Cafe de Colombia, updated the Johnson’s global brand franchise, defined a new retail experience for Columbia Sportswear, conducted a feasibility study for the Prince of Wales’ global expansion of Duchy Originals, and launched 9 brands for the merchandising division of Martha Stewart.

Before launching a brand strategy practice in 2002, Elizabeth was founder and CEO of Agile Industries, a pioneering digital marketing agency. She’s also held senior positions at Ogilvy working on IBM, Ingalls Advertising launching John Hancock Marketplace, and The Harvard Business School as Marketing Director. Her early career includes rich experience in direct marketing focused on financial services (American Express) and telecommunications (MCI and AT&T).

Elizabeth teaches at Columbia University’s Strategic Communications Master’s Degree Program, The School of Visual Arts Masters in Branding program and serves on the board of Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter.

George William Wurtz, III

Board Member

George William Wurtz, III

Mr. Wurtz is currently President & CEO of GWW & Associates LLC. a Boutique Consulting Firm located in Atlanta, GA.  Mr Wurtz retired as the Chairman of the Board of Soundview Paper Company LLC, Elmwood Park, New Jersey, a position he held since October 2014.  From April 2012 until October 2014, he served as Soundview's President and Chief Executive Officer.  From November 2006 until November 2011, Mr. Wurtz served as President and Chief Executive Officer of New WinCup Holdings, Stone Mountain, Georga, a privately-held manufacturer and distributor of single-use cups, food service containers, lids and straws.  

Mr. Wurtz is currently a director of the State University of New York at Oswego ("SUNY Oswego") Engineering Advisory Board.  He has served as a director of the SUNY Oswego Engineering Board since 2009 and as a director of Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc since January 2012.  Mr. Wurtz retired as Executive Vice President of Georgia-Pacific Corporation in February 2006 after serving in several executive management positions including President of Paper, Bleached Board and Kraft Operations.  Prior to joining Georgia-Pacific Corporation in October 2000, Mr. Wurtz was employed by James River Corporation/Fort James Corporation for 14 years and held executive management positions in operations, logistics, procurement and manufacturing planning.  

Mr. Wurtz received his bachelor's degree (Industrial Arts and Technology) from SUNY Oswego in 1978.

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Sustainability

Every good product starts at the source. And paper is no exception. In our case, all of our papers begin with fiber, water and energy; critical natural resources that we have never taken for granted. And because we care about the environment and are committed to a sustainable future, we source pulp from sustainable forests, we use recycled fiber, we conserve water, and we harness wind power for our mills’ electrical energy. Our customers might not know all this when they touch our paper, but they are witnessing the culmination of careful material sourcing and time-perfected techniques.

 

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Press

Mohawk Maker Quarterly Issue No. 16: Community Released at Adobe Max 2019
For more than six years, each issue of the Mohawk Maker Quarterly has explored a single topic through the lens of diverse creative disciplines and the work of a broad range of groundbreaking creatives. Mohawk Maker Quarterly Issue No. 16 is dedicated to the concept of Community through the lenses of Place, Time, and Voice.
Mohawk Launches Expanded Via Digital Offering with New Print Set
is releasing the second print set in the Make with Mohawk series — Print Set 02: Mohawk Via + Digital (featuring HP Indigo). In support of Print Set 02, Mohawk is also introducing a new paper specification tool for Mohawk Carnival + Via Digital with i-Tone®.
Mohawk Announces Expanded Offering to Carnival + Via Digital Papers
Digital printing used to feel like a compromise. Now it’s come of age—and spreading its wings. When paired with Carnival + Via papers, digital printing meets the needs of the new maker by combining texture and color with the ability to meet tighter deadlines, faster turnaround times and smaller runs.

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