John D. Williams has been the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Corporation since joining Domtar on January 1, 2009.
Mr. Williams served in senior executive positions for over eight years with SCA Packaging Ltd. and SCA Packaging Europe, Europe’s second largest producer of containerboard paper used for the manufacturing of corrugated box products, and served as President of SCA Packaging Europe, from 2005 to December 2008, where he assumed leadership over sales, marketing, finance, operations, manufacturing, distribution, supply chain and human resources. Prior to joining SCA Packaging, Mr. Williams held a number of increasingly senior positions in sales, marketing, management and operational roles, with Rexam PLC, Packaging Resources, Inc., Huhtamaki, Alberto Culver UK Ltd., and MARS Group.
Mr. Williams is a member of the Board of Directors of Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) and Chairman of the Board of the Montreal Chamber Orchestra. He is also the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) Chairman of the Board, and the Paper and Packaging Board Chairman (the Paper Check-off). In 2010, he was named North American CEO of the Year by RISI, as well as Global CEO of the Year by Pulp & Paper International (PPI). Mr. Williams was named “Executive Papermaker of the Year” for 2012 by PaperAge Magazine.