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Glatfelter CEO to retire Dec. 31

By - Last modified: February 15, 2011 at 10:46 AM

P.H. Glatfelter Co., the York-based specialty paper manufacturer, today announced that Chairman and CEO George H. Glatfelter II will retire Dec. 31.

The company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, Dante C. Parrini, will succeed Glatfelter as CEO at that time, according to the company. Parrini, 45, who has worked for the company since 1998, has been added to the Glatfelter board of directors, according to the company.

Glatfelter, 58, will remain on the board of directors as a nonexecutive chairman during the transition period, after which time a new chairman will be elected, according to the company. Glatfelter has been chairman since 2000 and CEO since 1998.

He has worked in the business for 34 years and is the fifth generation of the Glatfelter family to lead the company founded by Philip H. Glatfelter in 1864. George Glatfelter also is a trustee of York College of Pennsylvania and a board member for the American Forest and Paper Association, the and the National Council for Air and Stream ImprovementAlliance for the Chesapeake Bay.

Glatfelter makes paper for the publishing industry, coffee filters, envelopes, stamps, packaging labels and other special uses. The company’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GLT.