[Cohoes, NY – April 23, 2013] – Mohawk, North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, is pleased to announce three management promotions and two new hires.

Melissa Stevens has been promoted to Vice President, Sales. Previously, Director of Sales, Strategic Accounts and Sales Process Improvement, Stevens will continue to manage and develop Mohawk’s sales force, driving new initiatives and developing new market opportunities. Stevens holds a BS in Business & Marketing from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is currently pursuing her MBA.  She joined Mohawk in 2004 as Specification Sales Representative in the New England Region.

Michelle A. Carpenter has been promoted to Vice President, Environmental and Energy Stewardship. Previously Director, Corporate Environmental and Energy Stewardship, Carpenter will continue to oversee Mohawk’s energy management program and environmental initiatives. Carpenter 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.  She joined Mohawk in 1991 as Environmental Project Coordinator.

Beth Reardon has been promoted to Regional Sales Manager, Midwest. Previously, District Sales Manager, National Accounts, Reardon has over 20 years of experience in the paper industry. She is a graduate of Miami University and John Carrol University.

As Mohawk grows its presence in the digital print marketplace, the company is building digital capabilities and enhancing its sales organization. To support these efforts, the company has announced the hire of Pamela Reedstrom and Katherine Hoffman, as Digital Specialists. 

In these new positions, Reedstrom and Hoffman will join an experienced, highly-qualified team of Mohawk Digital Specialists located throughout North America to oversee market development and grow sales of Mohawk’s digital papers and specialty substrate lines. Reedstrom and Hoffman will report to Thomas D. O’Connor III, Digital Sales Manager, Mohawk.

Pamela Reedstrom will service the Southern California territory for Mohawk. A graduate of Minnesota State University at Mankato, Reedstrom has 16 years digital experience with the Xerox Corporation, most recently as Supply & Acquisitions Manager.  Reedstrom is based in California.

As Mohawk’s Mid Atlantic Digital Specialist, Katherine Hoffman will service Mohawk customers in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. A graduate of Philadelphia University, Hoffman has 24 years of experience in the print industry, and comes to Mohawk from the Xerox Corporation, where she spent the last five years as Application Solutions Executive.  She is based in Pennsylvania.

“We are very pleased to welcome Pam and Kathy to Mohawk. Their knowledge and experience within the digital industry will support our team’s efforts and will help further Mohawk’s growth in the digital print industry,” said Thomas O’Connor III, Digital Sales Manager, Mohawk. 

Reedstrom and Hoffman join an existing team of Mohawk Digital Specialists, including: Jeff Donovan, South Central Region; Ulises Grajales, West Region; Jim Huggins, West Region; Tom O’Connor III, New England Region; John Parsons, Southeast Region; Shannon Greer, South Central Region; and Meri Ann Allen, West Region.


Mohawk is 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.  Mohawk fine papers and envelopes include the signature brands Mohawk Superfine® and Strathmore®, as well as proprietary treatments Inxwell® and
i-Tone®. With a culture of innovation, Mohawk’s business model now extends beyond paper manufacturing into new areas of growth, including digital substrates and web-based software platforms, which connect designers and printers to new markets.

As a leader in environmentally and socially responsible business practices, Mohawk was the first U.S. manufacturer of commercial printing papers to match 100% of its electricity with wind power renewable energy credits and the first U.S. premium paper mill to shift toward carbon neutral production. Mohawk’s portfolio of recycled papers is certified by Green Seal and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

Mohawk is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated business based in Cohoes, New York, with global sales and operations located throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit