Sappi people on the move

December 14, 2017

Leander Jarvel has been appointed as GM Lignin, Sappi Biotech South Africa as from 1 January 2018. Leander will assume commercial responsibility for the lignin sales and market development from the sources under control of Sappi Biotech in South Africa. Leander has worked in various roles within Sappi Forests, most recently as the General Manager for the KwaZulu-Natal forestry operations.

Duane Roothman will take on the role of General Manager: Forestry KwaZulu-Natal and Dietmar Schroeder as General Manager: Forestry Mpumalanga for Sappi Forests, as from 1 February 2018.
Duane joined Sappi Forests in 1995, specialising along the way in fields such as forestry roads engineering, harvesting and logistics, general forest management, with the addition of the saw milling business management in the past year. He was appointed as General Manager of Forestry in Mpumalanga in 2014.

Dietmar joined Sappi in 1995 in Mpumalanga as a harvesting forester, thereafter joining the Customer Services Team and later the Mpumalanga transport portfolio. He moved to Saiccor to take over the timber logistics function, and was appointed GM Timber Procurement in 2016.

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