Mark Sutton became chairman of the International Paper Board of Directors on January 1, 2015, and CEO on November 1, 2014. Immediately prior to becoming CEO, he served as president and chief operating officer from June 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014 with responsibility for leading and running the company’s global businesses. He has been a member of the International Paper Board of Directors since June 1, 2014.
Sutton has been with the company his entire career. He joined International Paper in 1984, as an engineer at the Pineville, La., mill. In 1994, he was named mill manager at the Thilmany, Wisc. mill, which at the time was part of International Paper’s industrial papers business. In 2000, Sutton relocated to Europe to serve as director of European corrugated packaging operations and was promoted to vice president and general manager responsible for all corrugated packaging operations across seven countries in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region in 2002. In 2005, he was named vice president – strategic planning and relocated to Memphis. He was appointed vice president – supply chain in 2007 and elected senior vice president – supply chain in 2008. In 2010, Sutton became senior vice president – printing and communications papers of the Americas. Sutton was appointed senior vice president – industrial packaging in November 2011.
Sutton serves on the Board of Directors for The Kroger Company (NYSE: KR). He is a member of the Business Roundtable and The Business Council. He also serves on the board of directors of the American Forest & Paper Association, Memphis Tomorrow and the LSU Foundation.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University.
Christopher M. Connor, 67, served as executive chairman of The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW), a global manufacturer of paint, architectural coatings, industrial finishes and associated supplies, until December 2016. Connor joined The Sherwin-Williams Company in 1983 and served as its chairman and chief executive officer from 2000 to December 2015. Connor formerly served on the board of directors of Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE: ETN). He serves on the board of directors of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio and of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM). Director since October 1, 2017.
Ahmet C. Dorduncu, 69, served as chief executive officer of Akkök Group, a financial and industrial conglomerate located in Turkey, from January 2013 to December 2022. Prior to that, Dorduncu served as chief executive officer of Sabanci Holding, another financial and industrial conglomerate located in Turkey, from 2005 to 2010. He also served from 2006 to 2010 as chairman of the board of Olmuksa, then an industrial packaging business joint venture between Sabanci Holding and International Paper. Sabanci Holding is the parent company of the Sabanci Group, a leading Turkish financial and industrial company. Director since March 6, 2011.
Ilene S. Gordon, 69, served as executive chairman of Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR), formerly Corn Products International, Inc., a publicly traded global ingredient solutions company, from January 1, 2018, until July 31, 2018. She served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ingredion from May 2009 through December 2017. Gordon served on the board of trustees of the Conference Board from 2010 to 2021. She previously served on the board of trustees of MIT (known as the Corporation) and is an emeritus member of the board of directors of the Economic Club of Chicago. Gordon previously served as president and chief executive officer of Rio Tinto’s Alcan Packaging, a multinational company engaged in the production of flexible and specialty packaging, from 2007 until 2009, and in various senior executive roles at Alcan Packaging and its affiliate and predecessor companies from 1999 until 2007. Prior to 1999, she was employed for 17 years with Tenneco Inc., a conglomerate, in a variety of management positions, including vice president and general manager, leading its folding carton business.
Gordon serves on the board of directors of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), a publicly traded global security and aerospace company. Gordon formerly served on the board of directors of International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE: IFF), a publicly traded global food and fragrance ingredients company. Director since October 1, 2012.
Anders Gustafsson, 62, is the executive chair of the board of directors of Zebra Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: ZBRA), a global leader in innovating at the edge of the enterprise, designing and marketing specialty printers, mobile computing, data capture, radio frequency identification products and real-time locating systems. Previously, he served as Zebra's chief executive officer from 2007 to February 2023 and has been a member of the Zebra board since 2007. Prior to joining Zebra Technologies, he served as chief executive officer of Spirent Communications plc (OTCMKTS: SPNUF), a publicly traded telecommunications company, from 2004 until 2007. From 2000 until 2004, he was senior executive vice president, global business operations of Tellabs, Inc., a communications networking company. Gustafsson previously served on the board of directors of Dycom Industries Inc. (NYSE: DY), a leading provider of specialty contracting services throughout the U.S. and Canada. He also serves as a trustee of the Shedd Aquarium. Director since March 1, 2019.
Jacqueline C. Hinman, 61, served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd., a Fortune 500 engineering and consulting firm focused on delivering infrastructure, energy, environmental and industrial solutions for clients and communities around the world, until December 2017, when the firm was acquired by Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: J). Prior to becoming chairman in September 2014 and president and chief executive officer in January 2014, she served as president of CH2M’s International Division from 2011 until 2014, and she served on CH2M’s board of directors from 2008 through 2017. She recently served on the Executive Committee of the Business Roundtable, chairing its infrastructure committee, and was a member of the Business Council. Hinman also serves on the board of directors of Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), a multinational chemical corporation. She previously served on the board of AECOM (NYSE: ACM), a premier infrastructure firm, and on the board of directors of Catalyst, a leading nonprofit organization accelerating progress for women through workplace inclusion. Director since November 4, 2017.
Clinton A. Lewis, Jr., 56, is the chief executive officer of AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGFS), a global leader in produce freshness solutions, since April 2021. From May 2015 until February 2020, he served as executive vice president and group president of international operations, commercial development, global genetics and PHARMAQ at Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS), a global leader in the discovery, development, manufacture and commercialization of animal health medicines and vaccines that was spun off by Pfizer in 2013. Prior to that role, Lewis served as president of international operations at Zoetis from 2013 to 2015 and as president of U.S. operations from 2015 to 2018. He joined Pfizer in 1988 in the human health pharmaceutical segment and held positions of increasing responsibility in various commercial operations and general management roles.
Lewis serves on the board of directors of AgroFresh Solutions, Inc., Covis Pharma, a human health specialty pharmaceutical company, and United Veterinary Care, a private veterinary hospital company. He formerly served as chairman of the board for the Animal Health Institute, an industry trade association in the U.S., and served as treasurer for International Federation for Animal Health, an industry trade association in Europe. Director since November 4, 2017.
D.G. Macpherson, 55, is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW), North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations primarily in North America, Japan and Europe. Macpherson assumed the position of chairman in October 2017 and the position of chief executive officer in October 2016, at which time he became a member of Grainger’s board of directors. He served as chief operating officer for Grainger from August 2015 through September 2016. He has served Grainger in many capacities over his many years with the company, including developing company strategy, overseeing the launch of Grainger’s U.S. endless assortment business, Zoro Tools, Inc., building the company's supply chain capabilities globally and realigning the U.S. business to create greater value for customers of all sizes. He joined Grainger in 2008 after working closely with Grainger for six years as a partner and managing director at The Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm, where he was a member of the Industrial Goods Leadership Team. Director since March 1, 2021.
Kathryn D. Sullivan, 71, Ambassador-at-Large at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where she also served as The Charles A. Lindbergh Fellow of Aerospace History from March 2017 through August 2017. Dr. Sullivan is also a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. Dr. Sullivan served in several roles in the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) between May 2011 and January 2017, including as Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans & Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator from March 2014 until January 2017. She served as a Director for The Ohio State University’s Battelle Center for Mathematics and Science Education Policy from 2006 through 2011. Between 1996 and 2005, Dr. Sullivan served as President and CEO of the Center of Science and Industry (COSI). Between 1978 and 1993, Dr. Sullivan was a Mission Specialist for NASA. She is a veteran of three Shuttle missions with over 500 hours in space, and she is the first American woman to walk in space. Dr. Sullivan served on the boards of directors of several public companies between 1997 and 2011. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Public Administration. She serves on the board of directors of Accenture Federal Services and serves on the advisory board of Terra Alpha Investments, LLC. Director since March 1, 2017.
Anton V. Vincent, 58, is president of Mars Wrigley North America, part of Mars, Incorporated, a global family-owned business with $40 billion in annual sales and a diverse and expanding portfolio of confectionery, food and petcare products and services. Prior to joining Mars Wrigley in May 2019, Vincent served as chief executive officer at Greencore USA, a leading global manufacturer of convenience foods, from June through December 2018. Prior to Greencore, he spent much of his career with General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) holding various leadership roles including president of the Baking Division (from 2010 to 2012), president of the Frozen Frontier Division (2012 to 2014), and president of the U.S. Snacks Division (from 2014 to 2016). Director since March 1, 2021.
Ray G. Young, 61, retired as vice chairman of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) in 2023. ADM is one of the largest agricultural processors and human and animal nutrition companies in the world. Young also served as its chief financial officer from December 2010 to April 2022. Prior to joining ADM, he was employed on four continents at General Motors Company (NYSE: GM), a publicly traded company and producer of vehicles throughout the world, from 1986 to 2010. At GM and its affiliates, he served in various senior executive roles, including as its president of the Mercosur Region from 2004 to 2007, its chief financial officer from 2008 to 2009 and its vice president, International Operations, based in China, in 2010. He currently serves on the boards of the American Cancer Society Illinois Division and Wilmar International, a Singapore-based publicly traded global agricultural processor and food ingredients company. Director since October 1, 2014.