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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Laurie D. Andriate

President & Chief Executive Officer

Laurie D. Andriate has overall leadership responsibility for Appvion, guiding the organization as it fulfills its mission to be the leader in creating sustainable solutions for the everyday world using advanced materials science. With over 30 years of experience in the specialty materials sector, she leads with significant expertise in coatings and packaging. Laurie earned a Bachelor of Science degree with concentration in textile chemistry from the University of Tennessee and holds a Master of Science degree with concentration in textile engineering and polymer physics from North Carolina State University.

Graeme Hodson

Executive VP & President Advanced Materials & Solutions

Dan Groskreutz

Senior VP & CFO

Ryan Park

Senior VP, Strategy & Marketing

Kirt Walker

Chief Human Resources Officer