Paper Excellence Announces Stew Gibson’s Promotion to Chief Operating Officer

For Immediate Release:

[Richmond, BC] – Paper Excellence is pleased to announce the leadership promotion of Mr. Stew Gibson to the role of Chief Operating Officer for Paper Excellence Canada.

In the fourth decade of his career, Stew has worked within Catalyst Paper and its predecessors holding numerous positions including General Manager of Powell River, Vice President of Technology and Sourcing, and Vice President of Pulp Operations. He has also held a role in the solid wood sector. He has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, a master’s degree in Pulp & Paper Engineering, and an Executive Master of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia.

Stew plans to continue focusing his leadership on driving the adaptation of our pulp and paper operations to markets that value the low carbon, renewable bio-products that we manufacture in Canada. He has been a strong advocate for our mills in British Columbia and Saskatchewan and we look forward to his continued leadership.

Stewart Gibson
Stew Gibson, Chief Operating Officer, Paper Excellence Canada


Paper Excellence, headquartered in British Columbia, is a diversified manufacturer of pulp and specialty, printing, writing, and packaging papers. The company operates seven mills and a large-scale cargo distribution centre in Canada producing and shipping over 2.8 million tonnes annually with a workforce of more than 2,800. Paper Excellence is poised to continue to grow with its strategy of operational excellence and high-quality, cost-effective products.

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