April 1, 2014

New CIO appointment underscores company’s commitment to evolution and innovation.

JACKSONVILLE, FL. (April 1, 2014) – Mac Papers today announced three key promotions within the company’s senior leadership team. Greg Gay, Director of Finance has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer, Rick Mitchell, Executive Director of Information Systems, has been promoted to Chief Information Officer and Tonja Van Zandt, Corporate Credit Manager, has been promoted to Vice President of Credit.

Greg Gay is now responsible for managing all aspects of Mac Papers’ financial operations. He has more than 30 years of financial experience, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and financial leadership across multiple industries. Before joining Mac Papers in June 2011, Gay was CFO of Atlantic Marine of Jacksonville. Gay succeeds John Brent, who has retired after 17 years with the company.

Rick Mitchell now oversees all information technology, e-commerce and marketing operations with a focus on delivering quality, secure, compliant and cost effective technologies that enhance Mac Papers’ business capabilities. He brings more than 20 years of experience in information infrastructure, systems integration and corporate governance. Before joining Mac Papers in February 2013, Mitchell was CIO of Bombardier Capital. His appointment to CIO, a new role, reflects Mac Papers’ commitment to innovation, e-business and technological advancements. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, Mitchell will be responsible for ensuring that Mac Papers leverages the most innovative, impactful and value-adding solutions to meet our customers’ changing needs.

Tonja Van Zandt joined Mac Papers in June 2007 and is responsible for customizing innovative credit solutions for customers while maintaining credit quality company-wide. Her expertise includes commercial lending, collections, and internal and external fraud security. Prior to Mac Papers, Van Zandt earned more than 24 years of experience in previous roles with Barnett Bank, SouthTrust Bank, and Wachovia. “These promotions reflect the leadership, integrity and commitment to innovation that these three have demonstrated to our company.” said Sutton McGehee, CEO Mac Papers. “Through their leadership, we continue to position the company for future success as a trusted, reliable, relevant and solutions-oriented partner for our customers.”

About Mac Papers
Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, Mac Papers is one of the largest wholesale distributors in the Southeast U.S. The company is a distribution partner for its customers’ paper, packaging, wide format printing, graphics, facility solutions and business products needs. 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 branch locations and 18 Mini Mac 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 www.macpapers.com.