John P. Begley

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John P. Begley "is President and Chief Executive Officer of Port Townsend Paper Corporation, since December 1997. Port Townsend Paper Corp. is a producer of unbleached natural kraft pulp and paper at its mill in Port Townsend, Washington, and the company also manufactures high quality paper products at converting operations at the mill and in Portland, Oregon. Some of these paper products include Grocery Bags and Sacks, ReadyHandle™ handle sacks, Merchandise Bags, Food Service Bags (bread bags, bottle bags, prescription bags and more) and even Gift Wrap. The mill was built in 1927, and for most of its history was operated by Crown Zellerbach. It was acquired in 1983 by Haindl Papier of Germany and sold in late 1997 to a local group headed by Northwest Capital Appreciation, Inc., of Seattle, and company management. John has spent virtually his entire professional career in the papermaking business. He was associated with Weyerhaeuser Company for nearly 25 years, moving all the way up from a Sales Trainee to General Manager for the Western Region and Pacific Rim of Weyerhaeuser Paper Company. He was Strategic Planning Director for Weyerhaeuser just prior to joining Port Townsend Paper. In addition to a distinguished career, John holds an MBA degree and has completed a number of post-graduate specialty courses, programs and seminars. He is a civic-minded executive who has served many charitable, church, business and community groups as well as the Boy Scouts of America and others. John and his family now live in the Port Townsend area and are active in the community. He served in the U.S. Army as a Pathfinder, reaching the rank of Sergeant, and spent nearly a year in Vietnam, earning the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Bronze Star with V and other decorations." [1]

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  1. Fellows, Forest Trends, accessed November 26, 2008.