Mr. Russell Harris is manufacturing vice president, North American Papers. In this role, Russell is responsible for International Paper’s four North American Papers mills and one converting facility.
His most recent role was manufacturing vice president, Coated Paperboard. Prior to joining Coated Paperboard in 2012, Russell held various positions in International Paper’s Printing and Communications business. Russell began his career with IP in 1990, and spent his first 16 years with the company at the Courtland, Ala. Mill. While in Courtland, Russell held several positions with increasing responsibility including business unit manager, Pulp Mill, and manager for the Finished Products area. He was promoted to manager of Technical Services for P&C Papers in 2006, and then to mill manager, Riverdale, Alabama, Mill in 2008.
Russell holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering fromAuburn University.
He was appointed as Non Executive Director of the Company with effect from July 25, 2017.