New chief sales officer at Pan Asia Paper

Pan Asia Paper Co., Pte Ltd., Singapore has, effective April 1, 2003, appointed Hannes Skisakerhas as the new Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing (Chief Sales Officer), succeeding Jan Clasen, who has been appointed Vice President, Newsprint of Norske Skogindustrier ASA in Norway, effective the same date.
     Hannes was formerly the Vice President Area Recovered Paper of Norske Skogindustrier ASA. He has worked in both international newsprint and specialty product sales and marketing management functions of Norske Skog since he joined the company in 1993. He was also the Managing Director of Norske Skog (Schweiz) AG in Switzerland.
     Jan was with PanAsia Paper since its inception in 1999.
     “Jan has been instrumental in building a professional sales and marketing organization dedicated to the development of our sales and market position in non-Japan Far East”, said Andre van Hattum, President and CEO.
     Headquartered in Singapore, Pan Asia Paper Co., Pte., Ltd. is a leading Asian supplier of newsprint and other publication paper, with world-class production facilities: Jeonju and Chongwon in South Korea; Singburi in Thailand; and Shanghai in China. The aggregated capacity of PanAsia Paper’s mills amounts to 1,320,000
tonnes of newsprint and 135,000 tonnes of other publication paper.
     PanAsia Paper also the sole distributor in the Asian Pacific region for its two equal shareholders, Norske Skogindustrier ASA and Abitibi Consolidated Inc. The company has about 2,100 employees across the region and supplies products to nearly 20 countries.

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