Dean's Advisory Council
Tom Howatt was appointed non-executive Chairman of the Board of Wausau Paper in February 2012. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company from 2001-2011.
Mr. Howatt joined Wausau Paper's Specialty Products Division in 1980, and moved to the company's Printing & Writing Division in 1987. During his career at Wausau, he held several positions, including Senior Vice President of Printing & Writing Group, Vice President and General Manager of Printing & Writing Division, Vice President and General Manager of Wausau Papers of New Hampshire, Vice President of Operations of Brokaw Division, and Vice President of Administration of Brokaw Division.
Mr. Howatt served as Chairman of the Board of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and the Wisconsin Paper Council. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management and a Master of Science degree in Management, both from Purdue University.