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George W. Wurtz

Compensation Committee
Governance Committee

George Wurtz joined Appvion, Inc. and PDC as a director in July 2011. In 2015, Mr. Wurtz retired as chairman of the board of Soundview Paper Company LLC, Elmwood Park, New Jersey, a position he held since October 2014. Prior to October 2014, he served as Soundview’s president and chief executive officer. Soundview is a privately-held manufacturer of virgin and recycled tissue consumer products.
Mr. Wurtz is also a director of the State University of New York at Oswego (SUNY Oswego) engineering advisory board and Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc. He has served as a director of the SUNY Oswego Engineering Advisory Board since 2009 and as a director of Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc. since January 2012.
From November 2006 until November 2011, Mr. Wurtz served as president and chief executive officer of New WinCup Holdings, Stone Mountain, Georgia, a privately-held manufacturer and distributor of single-use cups, food service containers, lids and straws. Mr. Wurtz retired as executive vice president of Georgia- Pacific Corporation in February 2006 after serving in several executive management positions including president of paper, bleached board and kraft operations. Prior to joining Georgia- Pacific Corporation in October 2000, Mr. Wurtz was employed by James River Corporation/Fort James Corporation for 14 years and held executive management positions in operations, logistics, procurement and manufacturing planning.
Mr. Wurtz received a bachelor’s degree in industrial arts and technology from SUNY Oswego in 1978.