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From left to right are John Duffus, Brian Roy, (second row) Ray Snedegar and Jim Hebb.

WestRock Announces Personnel Changes (7/9/19)

 
Covington, VA (July 9, 2019) - July 9, 2019 – WestRock’s Alleghany Highlands Operations announces position changes that were internally announced May / June 2019.

John Duffus has accepted the position of senior project engineer in the Engineering department. In this position, he is responsible for project management functions including developing project scopes, cost estimation, and implementation.

Duffus received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University 1984 and his M.B.A from Frostburg State University in 1990. He held the role of engineering manager for MeadWestvaco and then New Page Corporation in Luke, Maryland, from 2000-2010. From 2010-2012, he served as the maintenance and engineering manager for New Page in Wickliffe, Kentucky. From 2013-2016, he re-located to Luke, Maryland, as the power and recovery business unit manager for the New Page Corporation. From 2016-2019, John worked for P.H. Glafelter Corporation - Spring Grove Operations as the utilities director.

Brian Roy has accepted the position of fiberline engineer. In this position, Roy is responsible for managing projects, processes, and people in the Unbleached Pulp Mill, and providing support to the rest of the Fiberline.

Roy received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine in May 2019. Roy worked as a Covington mill intern on C8 from May to August of 2017, and as an intern in the Fiberline from January to May of 2018.

Ray Snedegar has accepted the position of superintendent - No. 1 Paper Machine. In this position, Snedegar is responsible for the safety, quality, reliability, and productivity of No. 1 Paper Machine.

Snedegar graduated from Alleghany High School in 1990. He began his career with Klockner-Pentaplast as a machine operator that same year. In 1992, Snedegar joined MWV as a laborer on the Extra Board. He transferred to No. 8 Paper Machine in 1993 as a utility assistant. Snedegar remained on No. 8 Paper Machine and was promoted to fourth assistant in 1994, third assistant in 2001, second assistant in 2004, operation’s supervisor in 2008, and superintendent of No. 8 in 2011.

Jim Hebb has accepted the position of superintendent - No. 8 Paper Machine. In this position, Hebb is responsible for the safety, quality, and productivity of the

No. 8 Paper Machine.

Hebb earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University in 2007. He joined Verso’s Luke mill as machine coating prep process engineer in 2008 before transferring to Nos. 8 and 9 Paper Machine as dry-end technical assistant in April 2010. In September 2010, Hebb assumed the role of wet-end technical assistant on Nos. 8 and 9 Paper Machine, and in 2012, he accepted the position of technical assistant on No. 9 Paper Machine. Hebb joined the Covington mill in December 2015 as the dry-end engineer on No. 1 Paper Machine, and in December 2017 transferred to the position of operations supervisor for No. 8 Paper Machine.

 
 
 

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