Carol Roberts began her career with International Paper in 1981 as associate engineer at the Mobile, Ala., mill. In 1991, she became mill manager at the Oswego, N.Y., facility. In 1993, Carol was promoted to general manager of Kraft Packaging, followed by a move to general manager for Kraft Paper and Packaging in 1996. A year later, Carol was appointed an officer of International Paper and promoted to vice president of People Development in the Human Resources organization. She was named vice president of Industrial Packaging in October 2000.
Carol was named senior vice president, Industrial Packaging, in November 2005, with responsibility for the Containerboard & Recycling and Container the Americas businesses. She was named chief financial officer of International Paper on November 1, 2011.