Steven R. Berlin
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Berlin has served on our board of directors since December 2005. Since January 2006, Mr. Berlin has been an independent financial consultant. Mr. Berlin was Vice President of Kaiser-Francis Oil Company from 2004 to January 2006, and the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kaiser-Francis Oil Company from 1999 to 2004. He held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of PetroCorp Corporation from 1999 to 2004 and was a director of PetroCorp Corporation from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Berlin was on the faculty of the University of Tulsa, where he taught business and finance courses from 1996 to 1999. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Tulsa, Mr. Berlin worked for CITGO Petroleum Corporation and its predecessors in various financial and management positions, including the last ten years as Chief Financial Officer. He is a member of the board of directors of North American Palladium Limited (AMEX:PAL). Mr. Berlin is a certified public accountant.
Jeffrey S. Schoen
President and Chief Executive Officer, Director
Mr. Schoen was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Orchids Paper Products in November 2013. Mr. Schoen joined the Orchids Paper Products Board in February 2007 and seved as Chairman from May 2013 to November 2013. Mr. Schoen worked for Cumberland Swan Holdings, Inc., a manufacturer of private label personal care products, from 2002 to 2006, last serving as Executive Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Schoen worked for Paragon Trade Brands, Inc., a manufacturer of private label disposable diapers and training pants, from 1999 to 2002, last serving as Vice President-Operations. Mr. Schoen held various positions when he worked for Kimberly Clark - Infant Care, from 1985 to 1993, last serving as Maintenance & Stores Manager.
Mario Armando Garcia
Mr. Garcia is the President and co-founder of Fabrica de Papel San Francisco, S.A. de C.V. (“Fabrica”), a privately owned company organized under the laws of Mexico that started as a tissue converter in 1958 and produces parent rolls, paper towels, bathroom tissue and paper napkins. Fabrica has grown to 150,000 metric tons of capacity, one of the largest tissue manufacturers by capacity in Mexico. Since 2000, Mr. Garcia has served on the board of directors of Mexicali Industrial SA and also serves as chairman of the board of directors of Inmibiliaria Priga SA and Marfer del Golfo SA. He holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Cetys University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program 2005-2007.
Mr. Garcia’s membership on the Board of Directors is a condition of the Asset Purchase Agreement the Company entered into with Fabrica in 2014, which provided for the Company to use its reasonable best efforts to nominate Mr. Garcia or such other person designated by Fabrica for election as a member of the Board of Directors and to continue to use its reasonable best efforts to maintain Mr. Garcia or such other person as a member of the Board of Directors through the earlier of (i) the date of termination or expiration of the supply agreement with Fabrica or (ii) such time that Fabrica and its affiliates, collectively, own less than five percent of the number of shares of Orchids’ common stock that were outstanding as of June 4, 2014.
John C. Guttilla
Mr. Guttilla joined the Orchids Paper Products Board in April 2005. Since 1988, he has been a principal and director in the financial services department of the public accounting firm of Rotenberg Meril Solomon Bertinger & Guttilla, P.C. His expertise is in tax structuring and compliance advice in the areas of real estate, entertainment, brokerage, manufacturing, printing, restaurant and construction. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Douglas E. Hailey
Mr. Hailey served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors from June 2005 to June 2007. He currently serves as a Managing Director of the Investment Banking Division of Taglich Brothers, Inc., a New York-based full service brokerage firm specializing in private equity placements for small public companies. He is also a Director of Williams Controls, Inc.
Ms. MacDonald joined the Orchids Paper Products Board in May 2013. She held multiple positions with Paragon Trade Brands, a brand marketer/manufacturer of personal absorbant care products, including Vice President of Marketing, and was the Executive Vice President of Sales/Marketing of Cumberland Swan/Vijon, the largest private label personal health care products manufacturer in North America. From 2008 through 2012, she served as a Principal for The North Highland Company, a consulting company, and currently serves as the COO of InterMedHx, LLC, a privately owned healthcare web based software services start-up company.
Mark H. Ravich
Mr. Ravich joined the Orchids Paper Products Board in February 2013. He has served as an account officer at Citibank N.A. and as a developer of commercial real estate where he was involved with all aspects of development, finance, construction, marketing, leasing and management of various commercial, industrial, office and multi-family real estate projects. He has also served as the CEO and a Director of Universal International, Inc., a wholesale retail company, and led Universal's IPO. From 1998 through the present, he is one of the founders and owners of Tri-Star Management, Inc., a commerical real estate management and syndication company. Mr. Ravich currently serves as a Director of MR Instruments Inc. and Dilon Technologies, Inc., is a board advisor to Scidera Inc. and is the chief manager of various real estate entities.