January 9, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (January 09, 2017)Mac Papers, one of the largest merchant distributors in the Southeast United States, today announced the appointment of Caryn King as its new director of marketing and communications. King succeeds Ray McGehee O’Steen, who has been named director of corporate development, effective Jan. 1.

In her new role, King will define and lead the Mac Papers’ marketing and communications strategy, including branding, advertising and promotion, employee communications, and public, media and customer relations. She will be responsible for implementing new programs to further develop brand awareness, manage reputation, engage stakeholders, deepen customer relationships and provide education regarding the company’s product and service offering.

“Marketing and communications are central functions for our business,” said David McGehee, CEO of Mac Papers. “It was important to find the type of industry leadership and deep marketing expertise Caryn brings to build upon the strong foundation established by Ray and her team and continue to advance our marketing and communications programs.”

Prior to joining Mac Papers, King served as senior director of marketing and communications for Chicago-based steel producer EVRAZ North America. King gained industry experience through a 16-year career at Georgia-Pacific (GP), most recently as director of marketing for GP’s Wood Products business. King holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida and completed the Advanced Management Program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in October 2016.

O’Steen joined Mac Papers in July 2013, leading the establishment of a new corporate marketing strategy and launching a full-scale rebranding and repositioning in 2015, raising awareness of the Company’s strategic initiative to grow and diversify its business offering. In her new role, O’Steen will support the company’s long-term operational and growth strategies.

About Mac Papers

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Mac Papers is one of the largest wholesale distributors in the Southeast United States. The company is a distribution partner for paper and print, packaging, facility supplies and office products. Mac Papers works with best-in-class suppliers to help businesses and consumers deliver quality results, improve efficiency and increase their bottom line. The company operates 22 locations and 17 retail stores across nine states in the Southeast. Mac Papers is a third-generation, family-owned and operated business founded in 1965. For more information, please visit macpapers.com or on Twitter @macpapers.

Media contact:
Whitney Korchun
Whitney.Korchun@macpapers.com
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