Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Prior to becoming chairman, president and CEO of Rayonier Advanced Materials in June 2014, Paul served as chairman, president and CEO of Rayonier for more than two years. He joined Rayonier in 1999 as director of Performance Fibers marketing and sales, and was later named vice president, Performance Fibers marketing and sales (1999), senior vice president, Performance Fibers (2002), executive vice president, Forest Resources and Real Estate and president and COO (2010). He was elected to Rayonier’s board of directors in February 2011 and became CEO in January 2012.
Previously, Paul was with the 3M Corporation from 1990 to 1999 serving in his most recent role as global brand manager for the home care division. He had also served as a reliability and quality engineer with Motorola from 1986 to 1988. Paul serves on the board of directors of The Brinks Company.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa. He also completed the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration Advanced Management Program.