Meet Our Leadership Team

At Appvion, everything we do stems from our core values — safety, people, integrity, entrepreneurial spirit, and excellence. Our leadership team embodies these values, using them to guide decision-making and lead our teams to be the best direct thermal and specialty coating solution partner you can find.

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Paul Charapata

Chief Executive Officer

“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead this great business and dedicated team. I have had the privilege of leading Nekoosa for over 15 years and believe there is an amazing opportunity for the combined company to expand its market presence and deliver increasing value to our customers. I look forward to building on the strong Appvion and Nekoosa legacies and driving new successes in partnership with our strong team.”

Bob Beckwith

Chief Financial Officer

Kirt Walker

Chief Human Resources Officer

Graeme Hodson

Chief Operating Officer

Guy Leigh

Executive Vice President of Sales

Beth White

Executive Vice President of Transformational Growth