Leadership

We are a family owned company with a deep paper heritage. Our mission remains the same as it has for more than a century: to bring understanding, integrity and the utmost service to every relationship–around the corner or around the globe.

With more than 2,500 employees in over 150 locations across the globe, we strive to build and sustain our relationships with the financial strength, adaptability and creativity that drive results for our customers and suppliers. But at our core, we are made up of people who not only know this industry and appreciate its history, but who are helping to shape the future of this business for the next generation.

Our Team

Kenneth L. Wallach

Executive Chairman

As the fourth generation of his family to lead Central National Gottesman until he stepped down at the end of 2014 after 17 years as CEO, Ken makes it his mission to see to it that the ideals and values that made CNG what it is today continue to guide the company's strategy and actions going forward.

Currently Executive Chairman, Ken keeps his eye on the entire business, including a network of locations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Ken is also heavily involved in a number of organizations in both the paper industry and in various philanthropic areas. He serves as a Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the American Museum of Natural History; as a Director of the National Book Foundation (sponsor of the nation's preeminent literary prize, the National Book Award) and chair of its investment committee; and as a Director and member of the Executive Committee of the 92nd St. Y, a nonprofit cultural and community center in New York City.

Ken is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Harvard Committee on University Resources and the Advisory Board of the LSU Energy Law Center.

Andrew Wallach

President & CEO

Andrew joined the Export Pulp Group at CNG in 1996 and since that time has held various positions within the company. He was named Sales Manager of the Metro New York Division of Lindenmeyr Munroe in 2001, elected Senior Vice President of CNG in 2003, Executive Vice President in 2004, Member of the Board of Directors in 2005 and President in 2007.

Throughout his 20 year career with CNG, he has assumed positions of increasing responsibility that have given him a broad exposure to all parts of the company's activities, culminating in his election as CEO in 2015.

Andrew received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lafayette College in 1995, and an MBA from Columbia University in 2000, where he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Deming Center at Columbia Business School. In addition, he serves on several philanthropic and industry association boards.