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WestRock Company Appointed New President and CEO

Paul Ploumis
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The Board of Directors announced appointment of David B. Sewell as the successor, following a comprehensive search process.

WestRock Company Appointed New President and CEO

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): WestRock Company- the leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions announced successor to Steven C. Voorhees, who has decided to step down from his position as the president and chief executive officer and a director of the Company on health grounds, effective 15th March, 2021.

The Board of Directors announced appointment of David B. Sewell as the successor, following a comprehensive search process. Sewell will also be appointed to the Board of Directors, from the date of assumption of his new role. Meantime, Voorhees will ensure a smooth transition, as per company rules and regulations.

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Sewell has more than 25 years of commercial, marketing, and general management experience. Most recently, he served as the president and chief operating officer responsible for global operating segments of the Sherwin-Williams Company. Prior to joining that company, he was employed with General Electric Company for a period of fifteen long years. Sewell holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Southern California.

Commenting on the top executive leadership change, John A. Luke, Jr., chairman of WestRock’s Board of Directors stated that Sewell is the right choice to lead the company into the future. He also thanked Steve Voorhees for having served the company with great dedication and distinction since its formation in 2015.

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