WASHINGTON – Boise Inc. Chairman and CEO Alexander Toeldte has been elected chairman of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) Board of Directors.

Boise CEO Elected Chairman of AF&PAToeldte, who joined Boise Inc in February 2008, has been an active member of the board, serving in leadership positions within the AF&PA's CEO Task Force and committee structure. 

“I am honored to be elected as chairman of the board for 2012,” said Toeldte. “AF&PA member companies manufacture products that are integral to society and provide well-paying jobs for thousands of Americans. We are proud of the fact that our industry is one of the largest producers and users of green renewable biomass energy in the world. We have also led the way in voluntarily recycling our products. I look forward to working with my colleagues to help increase awareness of our sustainability success story.”

Others elected to AF&PA Board positions include:  David David Scheible, president and CEO of Graphic Packaging Corporation, first vice president; John Williams, president and CEO of Domtar Inc., second vice president; and Jim Hannan, CEO and president of Georgia-Pacific LLC, immediate past chairman.

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