Charlie Peth, former Wausau Paper VP Print & Color, named recipient of the 2012 Peyton Shaner Award

GREENSBORO, North Carolina , September 7, 2012 (press release) – Charlie Peth, formerly of Wausau Paper, has been named as the recipient of the 2012 Peyton Shaner Award. The presentation will be made at the 2012 AIPPM Fall Conference to be held in late September in Williamsburg, VA. The Peyton Shaner Award was established to commemorate the founder of the Association of Independent Printing Paper Merchants. The recipient is recognized as someone who has shared Shaner’s passion for our industry. Past recipients include Doug Adams and Bill Stemmerman of Appleton, Jeff Kirchmer of National Envelope, Morris Dennis of Dennis Paper Co., and Bill Frohlich of the NPTA Alliance.

A graduate of Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI, Charlie Peth began his 38 year career with Wausau Paper in 1974 as a sales trainee. Two years later, after serving as a sales rep, he was promoted to District Sales Manager and was transferred to Utah. There he also worked with Wausau’s mill owned distribution company, Empire Paper, in Ogden and Salt Lake City. He was promoted in 1978 to Regional Sales Manager for the West Coast and was transferred to San Francisco. In 1980 he was promoted to National Sales Manager of Merchant Products and was transferred back to Wausau, WI.

Charlie was promoted into the Vice President of Sales & Marketing in 1989 with responsibility for all sales and marketing for the Brokaw mill. Following the acquisition of the Groveton NH. mill in 1993, he was promoted to the position of Vice President Sales & Marketing for the Printing and Writing Division. With the consolidation of the Specialty and Printing & Writing Divisions in 2009 his title was changed to Vice President Print & Color, which he held until his retirement in May of this year.

Charlie has many fond memories from his 38 years with Wausau Paper, especially the many great people he worked with in the paper industry on a daily basis. Peyton Shaner was one of his past customers, and he would be proud to know that Charlie has been recognized with this honor that perpetuates his memory. 

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