Finch Paper hires Richard Oelkers, formerly regional sales manager at Lincoln Paper and Tissue, as business development manager; he will be responsible for new business development among publishers, converters and print resellers

GLENS FALLS, New York , January 23, 2014 (press release) – Finch Paper, producer of uncoated papers including flagship Finch Opaque and Finch Fine®, today announced the addition of Richard Oelkers as Business Development Manager.

Mr. Oelkers comes to Finch Paper from Lincoln Paper & Tissue, where he served as Regional Sales Manager. Mr. Oelkers has also held senior sales positions with International Paper and Boise Inc.

Joining Finch Paper’s National Account team, Rick Oelkers will be responsible for new business development among publishers, converters and print resellers.

Rick said that Finch has been a formidable competitor, and he is happy to be joining a growing uncoated freesheet organization. “Finch is highly regarded for its product value and quality. I’ve always known Finch Opaque to be the ‘Cadillac’ of opaque papers, and that remains true,” he said.

“Rick brings a wealth of market insight to the Finch team. He will be instrumental in building partnerships within new segments that utilize a broad portfolio of Finch products,” said Clive Gillanders, Director - National Accounts.

About Finch Paper

Finch Paper LLC specializes in high-bright, uncoated papers for the North American printing markets, manufacturing 250,000 annually from its integrated pulp and paper mill in Glens Falls, NY. Using advanced manufacturing systems, Finch produces a broad portfolio of opaque, text and cover and digital papers for multi-press environments, including recognized brands such as Finch Fine®, Finch Opaque, and Finch Inkjet Pi.

Finch Paper was the first integrated paper manufacturer in the United States to receive both the Forest Management and Chain-of-Custody certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council® and Sustainable Forestry Initiative®. Finch is one of only a few paper companies that continue to manage forests. Finch papers are made using two-thirds renewable energy produced by on-site hydroelectric and cogeneration facilities and has been a responsible, sustainable New York State manufacturer since 1865. To learn more, visit

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