January 17, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (January 17, 2017) – Mac Papersone of the largest merchant distributors in the Southeast U.S., today announced the appointment of Rick Mitchell as chief innovation and operational process officer.

Mitchell will be responsible for overseeing and providing strategic direction to the company’s operational performance, information systems, corporate and branch support services, corporate development, marketing and communications, sustainability and human resources.  He will report directly to Mac Papers President Sutton McGehee.

“Innovation is a top priority across our businesses, from managing our warehouses, advancing technology and continuously improving and optimizing our operational processes, with the objective to better serve our customers and help power their businesses,” said Sutton McGehee. “Selecting a proven innovative thinker and experienced leader like Rick for this key role will help us deliver on our commitment to innovation and achieve valuable results.”

Mitchell joined Mac Papers in 2012 as the company’s executive director of information systems.  Prior to Mac Papers, he spent several years as a C-level consultant for companies in the financial, manufacturing, distribution and transportation industries. Mitchell gained deep innovation and operational experience through a 17-year career with multinational aerospace, transportation and finance company Bombardier, most recently as vice president and general manager of Bombardier Capital’s rail division.

Mitchell holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and computer sciences from Valdosta State University.

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.

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