xpedx Names CFO, Implements Recycling Program
Donel Autin has been named Chief Financial Officer of xpedx, a business of International Paper. Autin will also become a member of the xpedx Senior Lead Team and International Paper’s Finance Lead Team.
In his new leadership position, Autin will have overall responsibility for all financial aspects of the xpedx business. Autin will report jointly to Mary Laschinger, president, xpedx, and Tim Nicholls, chief financial officer, International Paper.
Autin began his career with International Paper in 1995 as a business analyst. In more than 16 years with the company, he has held several finance leadership positions of increasing responsibility, including controller of IP’s Container the Americas business. Notably, Autin led the Container finance team through the company’s $6 billion acquisition and integration of the assets of Weyerhauser’s Containerboard, Packaging and Recycling business in 2008. Most recently, Autin served as IP’s director, finance, Business Process and Reporting.
Autin has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Finance from Louisiana State University. He will be based at xpedx’s business headquarters in Loveland, Ohio, near Cincinnati.
In other news, xpedx and International Paper are implementing a national recycling program, part of xpedx’s overall sustainability strategy. xpedx has established ambitious goals to recycle 2,400 tons of material in 2011 and reduce its waste by 10 percent annually over the next three years. Not only does the recycling program help the environment by diverting waste from landfills, but it also supplies material, such as recycled paper, back into the paper manufacturing process.