Solaris appoints new CEO

Solaris appoints new CEO
Paul Tonkin named new CEO in ANZ, David Cross appointed country manager Australia

Solaris Paper has reshuffled its management, naming Paul Tonkin its new CEO and regional business head for ANZ.

At the same time the company has appointed David Cross as its new country manager in Australia.

The new appointments have come after the company is working towards expanding its range of tissue products in ANZ. Solaris is the distributor of Asia Pulp & Paper products.

Tonkin has 20 years of experience in the retail and consumer sector and will be responsible for all ANZ operations for Solaris Paper and Cottonsoft. Tonkin will report to Manuel Dizon, International Head of APP tissue based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Tonkin says, “Solaris Paper has established itself as a reliable and responsible supplier of toilet and tissue products in the Australian market. We look forward to maintaining that reputation and building upon the foundations that have been laid.”

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Manuel Dizon, regional tissue head at Asia Pulp and Paper (AP) says, “Paul and David both bring a wealth of knowledge to the business and we are pleased to have them join the team. We look forward to welcoming their experience across people management and business development across our spectrum of brands, customers and team culture.”

Along with the new Solaris Paper appointments, Elim Sritaba has taken over the role of Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement of Asia Pulp and Paper.

Solaris Paper established 10 years ago is Australian owned and operated distributing high quality toilet and tissue paper products.

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