Jan Gottesman

President, Spicers Paper & Kelly Paper

With a lifetime of paper industry experience, Jan Gottesman serves in the role of President of Kelly Paper and Spicers Paper US, with passion and depth of knowledge that is unparalleled.

Jan honed her skills in sales and sales leadership for Neenah Paper in the Western US and Canada. In 1992, she was appointed to Director of Marketing for Neenah, a role responsible for leading one of the industry’s most notable and creative marketing programs.

In 2001, Jan gained even broader experience as she moved to Neenah’s parent company, Kimberly-Clark, in the Commercial Towel and Tissue business, and progressed through multiple leadership roles to Sr. Director of Global Strategy for Kimberly-Clark Professional.

In 2007, Jan moved back to her native California to lead Kelly Paper, and within five years was named President of Spicers Paper as well. Jan became part of the CNG family when the company acquired Kelly and Spicers in 2012.

Jan received her BA from Humboldt State University in Northern California. She serves on the board of NPTA, and is active in several industry non-profit organizations.