Jack Bray - Domtar

 


ASPI 2017 Excellence in Leadership Award Recognizes Domtar's Jack Bray

Jack Bray has been Vice President of Domtar’s Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Operations since April 2015.

Mr. Bray has more than 37 years of executive, leadership and management experience in pulp and paper manufacturing operations.

In 1980, Mr. Bray began his career as a Technical Engineer and later, Production Superintendent, at Westvaco Corporation in Covington, Virginia. From 1989 to 1994, he worked with Menasha Corporation in Otsego, Michigan as a Paper Mill Production Manager. In 1994, Mr. Bray became Production Manager and later, Vice President, Mill Manager at Cedar Rapids Paper in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In March of 2002, Mr. Bray started working with Domtar at the Plymouth Mill in North Carolina as the General Manager. There he led the mill operations manufacturing 420,00 tons of UCFS and 12,000 tons of fluff pulp. In 2007, he became General Manager of the Hawesville Mill in Hawesville, Kentucky, where he made key contributions that led to safety excellence, increased reliability, cost reductions, and the re-positioning of a paper machine to higher value grades. In April 2011, Mr. Bray was named Vice President of Region II Mills, for Domtar Pulp and Paper, where he was responsible for six pulp and paper mills in the Domtar system.


Mr. Bray’s ability to turnaround underperforming operations and improve quality, safety and productivity led to his promotion and current position of Vice President of Manufacturing Operations. He has full responsibility of 11 pulp and paper mills across North America which include a recent $200 million asset repurposing project from a paper machine to market fluff pulp.


Mr. Bray earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Paper Science and Engineering from Western Michigan University. He also serves on the Health and Human Performance Advisory Board of Eastern Carolina University, he’s a board member of the Chamber of Commerce, Rock Hill, South Carolina, and President of the Board of Trustees of the Miami University of Ohio Paper Foundation. Mr. Bray is also an active member of TAPPI and a past member of the PIMA Executive Council.

About Domtar

Domtar is a leading provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and absorbent hygiene products. With approximately 10,000 employees serving more than 50 countries around the world, Domtar is driven by a commitment to turn sustainable wood fiber into useful products that people rely on every day. Domtar’s annual sales are approximately $5.3 billion and its common stock is traded on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges. Domtar’s principal executive office is in Fort Mill, South Carolina. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.