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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Give your loved ones a pop of color this holiday with @artifactuprising’s new Color Series Photo Book.

The books use Mohawk Keaykolour papers in six shades along with Mohawk Options. Each book cover features a large circular die cut revealing a photo from page one. Foil type, a choice of four seasonal themes, as well as the ability to create a custom title make these an ideal repository for personal story telling in photos.

Click the link in our bio for an exclusive interview with Creative Director, @em_dubin to learn more about how these books came to be (and to receive 20% off your purchase!). Let the over-eating begin. 🦃

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Mohawk family (and from this wonderful illustration found in a 1922 Strathmorean)! #StrathmoreArchive #TBT #Illustration #Thanksgiving #HappyThanksgiving #EyeCandy
🎶It’s beginning to look a lot like...Keaykolour’s Snow White. 😏
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Have we mentioned how much we love colored paper? It's a transformative material with the power to influence your work in unexpected ways. Just take a look at the latest quarterly to see what's possible.
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Say what? The latest issue of the Maker Quarterly contains 9 unique print objects? Really?
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A glimpse of what’s inside Issue No. 15 of the Mohawk Maker Quarterly. 👀
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Digital printing is an ever-evolving medium brimming with potential. Ditch the default and let A Maker's Field Guide to Digital Materials and Digital Processes show you what's possible (link in bio).
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#New #Release #Digital #DigitalPrinting #FieldGuide #Paper Digital Printing used to feel like a compromise. Not anymore...
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Introducing A Maker's Field Guide to Digital Printing and Digital Processes: A comprehensive guide designed to deliver inspiration and education on the importance of choosing the right materials and process for digital printing.
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GIVEAWAY: Since 2010, @dicktaylorchocolate has been hand crafting chocolate and reinventing the chocolate experience. Every chocolate bar in their single origin collection is crafted with only two ingredients; cane sugar and finely sourced cacao.
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Q: Does Mohawk supply any paper that mimics the look of metal?
A: As a matter of fact, we do: Curious Collection Alchemy.
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Alchemy is *brand new* to the Curious Collection. Each sheet of copper, silver, titanium, gold and platinum has a hammered effect resembling weathered metal. Now that's 🤘
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Need a paper with a little shimmer for your next printed project? We've got 31 options for you (15 of them are #BrandNew). ✨
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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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Bruce M. Hogan

Chief Operating Officer

Bruce M. Hogan

Mr. Hogan started with Mohawk as Production Superintendent of the Cohoes Mill in 1997 and was promoted to Cohoes Mill Manager in 1998. In January 2012, as Director of Manufacturing, his responsibilities expanded to include the management and oversight of the Waterford Mill and NY Finishing Operations while also working closely with the NY Union. In November 2017 Bruce was promoted to Chief Operating Officer for Mohawk. Our business is changing and our manufacturing group needs to be in step with the entire company. Bruce will ensure that the needs of our business are met with manufacturing capability, scheduling, logistics, IT and business analytics.

Mr. Hogan has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine and has attended the Duke University Fuqua School of Business Program for Manager Development. Bruce had nine years of experience with International Paper Company prior to joining Mohawk.

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Paul J Biesiadecki

Chief Strategy Officer

Paul J Biesiadecki

Mr. Biesiadecki joined the company in 2004 as Regional Sales Manager. In 2007 he became the National Sales Manager, Eastern US and in 2008 he was promoted to the Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. In 2010 he was made Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing.  In 2017 he was promoted to Chief Strategy Officer for Mohawk. The future is bright and we need to make sure that our strategy is in line with our objectives. Paul will be looking at merger & acquisition opportunities as well as take on responsibility for the Southeast.

Prior to joining Mohawk, Paul had over 20 years of experience in the paper industry, the majority of which was with Appleton Papers and Appleton Coated, where he was National Sales Manager for Coated Papers.  Paul has a Bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin.

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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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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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John Angleson

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain

John Angleson

Mr. Angleson started with Mohawk in 2000 as Manager, Distribution Operations and was quickly promoted to Director, Distribution Operations. Over the years his responsibilities have increased to include the supervision of customer service until 2014.  John now oversees inventory planning, production scheduling, purchasing, logistics and distribution for all Mohawk operations. In 2016, John assumed responsibility for Mohawk's Information System Group.  In November 2017, he was promoted to SVP of Supply Chain for Mohawk. The role of business analytics and customer data sharing has become vital to our organization. John will continue to look for synergies internally, with customers and suppliers.

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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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Dolph Beyer

Vice President, New York 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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Michael J. Madura, Jr.

Vice President, Product Development and Management

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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Jason Meunier

Vice President, Ohio Operations

Jason Meunier

Mr. Meunier started at Mohawk in 2002 as Finishing Superintendent of the Cohoes Specialty Converting Center. He is now responsible for the paper converting and warehousing operations at Mohawk’s Saybrook facility in Ashtabula, Ohio, and has contributed to the rapid and successful expansion of Mohawk’s Envelope Operations located within the Saybrook facility.

Prior to coming to Mohawk, Jason was employed as the Reliability Manager of an International Paper facility in Shelbyville, Illinois. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

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Thomas D. O'Connor, III

Vice President, Sales Operations

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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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 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. 

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.

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 Announces A Maker’s Field Guide to Digital Materials and Digital Processes
Mohawk is proud to announce the release of A Maker’s Field Guide to Digital Materials and Digital Processes, the latest in a series of comprehensive, printed guides designed to bring inspiration and education to designers, their clients and printers on the importance of choosing the right materials and process for print.
Mohawk Announces Exciting New Additions to Curious Collection by Arjowiggins Creative Papers
Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc. announces the addition of 15 new colors to the Metallics line, and an innovative new metallic finish called Alchemy to the iconic Curious Collection by Arjowiggins Creative Papers
Mohawk Releases Mohawk Maker Quarterly No.15, The Materials Issue, at Adobe MAX 2018
Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc. released the fifteenth issue of its celebrated Mohawk Maker Quarterly at the Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles, CA last week.

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