George Wurtz


George Wurtz currently serves as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Appvion Holding Corp. since June 2018.
 
Mr. Wurtz founded GWW & Associates LLC, a boutique consulting firm, in 2006 where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he held since October 2015 and where he previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer from October 2011 to March 2012. Prior to rejoining George Wurtz & Associates, Mr. Wurtz cofounded Soundview Paper Company, a manufacturer of towel and tissue products, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer from March 2012 to October 2014, and as Chairman of the Board from October 2014 to April 2015.
 
From November 2006 until November 2011, Mr. Wurtz served as President and Chief Executive Officer of New WinCup Holdings, Stone Mountain, Georgia, a privately-held manufacturer and distributor of single-use cups, food service containers, lids and straws.
 
Mr. Wurtz retired as Executive Vice President of Georgia- Pacific Corporation in February 2006 after serving in several executive management positions including President of Paper, Bleached Board and Kraft Operations. Prior to joining Georgia-Pacific Corporation in October 2000, Mr. Wurtz was employed by James River Corporation/Fort James Corporation for 14 years and held executive management positions in operations, logistics, procurement and manufacturing planning.
 
Mr. Wurtz is a director on the board of Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc., since January 2012; the American Forest & Paper Association since December 2019; and Pretium Packaging, an injection-blow molded plastics container company since February 2020. Mr. Wurtz previously served as a director of the State University of New York at Oswego (SUNY Oswego) Engineering Advisory Board; Bemis Inc., a global manufacturer of flexible and rigid plastics; Remington Arms, manufacturer of firearms and ammunition; Urbanspace, a commercial real estate and restaurant business out of New York City; and Appvion, Inc. & Paperweight Development Corp.
 
Mr. Wurtz received a bachelor’s degree in industrial arts and technology from SUNY Oswego in 1978.