American Eagle Paper Mills names Michael Grimm, recent exec. VP and General Manager at North American Communications, as President and CEO, beginning Feb. 25

TYRONE, Pennsylvania , February 1, 2013 (press release) – American Eagle Paper Mills and Team Ten, LLC today announced the appointment of Michael Grimm as American Eagle’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors beginning on February 25, 2013. Mr. Grimm brings more than 23 years of relevant manufacturing experience to his new role.

Mike will be taking over the President/CEO position previously held by our original and first President, John Ferner, who provided tireless and dedicated leadership since the beginning of American Eagle Paper Mills in 2003 until his retirement in December 2012. The complete Board of Directors along with all of our employees are very appreciative and thankful for everything John has done to help American Eagle get to where they are today.

The announcement was made by the Team Ten, LLC board and the chairman of the search committee, Delmont Sunderland, who remarked that Grimm was a “standout in a long, intensive nationwide search.” Delmont also added, “Michael is an experienced, knowledgeable executive with a can-do, upbeat attitude, a hands-on leader, who has built and motivated strong teams to generate and sustain a competitive advantage. He is passionate, intelligent, and he truly cares about American Eagle’s employees, customers, and the town of Tyrone. We welcome him with enthusiasm and high expectations.”

Mr. Grimm brings a broad manufacturing background with him to American Eagle. Grimm has spent many years of his career in the paper industry in numerous roles starting as an Engineer with Mead Products and most recently as Executive Vice President and General Manager at North American Communications located in Duncansville, Pennsylvania. Before joining North American Communications he held several executive roles at Seton Company, a global automotive interiors supplier. During this time Grimm served as, Vice President and General Manager, Interiors Division; Vice President, Global Engineering and CIO and Director of Information Technology.

Mr. Grimm earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Penn State University and has also completed several executive courses from both the Harvard Business School and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Tyrone Hospital.

Mr. Grimm is a Tyrone native and currently lives with his wife Ieva, and two sons in Duncansville. “American Eagle Paper Mills has such a fantastic story of success and is a pillar of the Tyrone community,” said Grimm. “I am humbled at the opportunity to join the Tyrone team and lead the company into the future, to work hard at sustaining jobs for future generations.”

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