Mark A. Suwyn

Audit Committee

​Mark Suwyn joined Appvion, Inc. and PDC as a director in July 2011. He was named lead director for the Appvion and PDC boards of directors in August 2015.
Mr. Suwyn is the president of Marsuw, LLC, a private investment and consulting company, and has held this position since March 2000. Mr. Suwyn is also currently serving as a director of Gourmet Express, a privately-owned frozen food business, a position he has held since January 2012. Mr. Suwyn also serves as chairman of Workplace Dynamics LLC, a privately-owned employee survey firm, a position he has held since August 2013.

Mr. Suwyn retired as chairman of NewPage Corporation, a large coated paper producer in North America, in June 2010. He had previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of NewPage Corporation since May 2005.

He served as a director of Ballard Power Systems, Inc. from 2003 to 2012, and as a director of Contech Construction Products Inc. from 2011 through 2012. Mr. Suwyn also served as chairman and chief executive officer of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation from January 1996 until November 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Suwyn held executive management positions with International Paper Company and spent 25 years with E.I. Du Pont where he directed marketing, acquisition and joint venture efforts.

Mr. Suwyn earned a doctorate degree in inorganic chemistry from Washington State University and bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Hope College, Holland, Michigan.