US Veritiv appoints leader for European business

Atlanta-based Veritiv Corporation has appointed industry veteran Chris van Zijl to lead its European paper and print management business, and has opened a sales office near Augsburg, Germany, to support growth opportunities in the country, which is one of the world’s leading print and paper markets.
Van Zijl has held top positions within the European paper and print industry for more than 30 years, most recently with Norske Skog, one of the world’s leading producers of newsprint and magazine paper. Van Zijl will also manage Veritiv’s other European offices.
In addition to the new sales office in Germany, Veritiv has two other European-based sales offices: Graphic Communications UK, a branch office of Graph Comm Holdings International, Inc, a Veritiv Company, in the UK; and Unisource Belgium BVBA, a Veritiv Company, in Belgium.
“We see significant opportunities in Europe, specifically Germany, Benelux and the UK, to use Veritiv’s capabilities to build a stronger position in the paper and print management markets,” said John Biscanti, Group Vice President of Publishing and Print Management for Veritiv.
“While market conditions are challenging, we believe Veritiv can use its expertise and knowledge in paper and print management to deliver value-added solutions – as well as streamlined processes and efficiencies – to customers so they can focus on growing their core business,” said Biscanti.