Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Leadership Matters

At Mercer, we understand that strong leadership is a key component of a successful workplace culture. From the top down, our management team leads with engagement, innovation, collaboration, and values. We are a company that embraces constant continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellence. Mercer’s leaders understand that the highest levels of competence and engagement of their teams result from a supportive environment that focuses on personal development, professionalism, and safety.

  • Providing Opportunities for People to Grow

    At Mercer, we work to inspire and lead our people in an environment focused on continuous improvement. We provide opportunities for people to grow within our organization – both personally and professionally. Our leaders are skilled communicators who lead with integrity and transparency. We recognize at the core of Mercer’s success is a strong team.

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Leadership Team

  • Juan Carlos Bueno

    Juan Carlos Bueno

    President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Mercer

    Juan Carlos Bueno joined Mercer as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director in May 2022. Since 2018 ...

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  • David K. Ure

    David K. Ure

    Senior Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and Secretary

    David K. Ure, Senior Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and Secretary of Mercer since July 2015 ...

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  • Guy Arguin

    Guy Arguin

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Guy Arguin, Chief Human Resources Officer, joined Mercer in January 2022. Mr. Arguin’s previous roles included ...

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  • Adolf Koppensteiner

    Adolf Koppensteiner

    Chief Operating Officer, Pulp Products

    Adolf Koppensteiner, Chief Operating Officer Pulp Products of Mercer since 2017, has served as ...

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  • Dr. Carsten Merforth

    Dr. Carsten Merforth

    Chief Operating Officer, Wood Products

    Dr. Carsten Merforth has been Chief Operating Officer Wood Products of Mercer since 2022. In this role, he ...

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  • Christoph Grewe-Franze

    Christoph Grewe-Franze

    Chief Information Officer

    Christoph Grewe-Franze, Chief Information Officer of Mercer since 2018, has served as Chief Information Officer of ...

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  • Wolfgang Beck

    Wolfgang Beck

    Senior Vice President, Global Wood Sourcing

    Wolfgang Beck, Senior Vice President, Global Wood Sourcing since 2022, served in ...

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  • Wolfram Ridder

    Wolfram Ridder

    Vice President, Business Development 

    Wolfram Ridder, Vice President, Business Development of Mercer since 2005, has served as ...

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  • Brian Merwin

    Brian Merwin

    Vice President, Corporate Development

    Brian Merwin, Vice President, Corporate Development of Mercer since 2009, has served as ...

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  • Bill R. Adams

    Bill R. Adams

    Vice President, Sustainability & Innovation

    Bill Adams, Vice President, Sustainability & Innovation of Mercer since 2019, has worked in a wide range of ...

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  • Richard Short

    Richard Short

    Vice President, Controller

    Richard Short, Vice President, Controller of Mercer since 2014, has been the Controller from 2010 to 2014 and ...

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  • Genevieve Stannus

    Genevieve Stannus

    Vice President, Treasurer

    Genevieve Stannus, Vice President, Treasurer of Mercer since 2021, has served as Treasurer from 2005 to 2020 ...

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  • Eric X. Heine

    Eric X. Heine

    Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Logistics for Asia and North America

    Eric X. Heine, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Logistics of Mercer for Asia and North America since June 2005 ...

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  • Uwe Bentlage

    Uwe Bentlage

    Vice President, Pulp Sales and Marketing for Europe; Managing Director, Mercer Pulp Sales

    Uwe Bentlage has been Vice President, Pulp Sales & Marketing Europe and Managing Director ...

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  • Nils Hegerding

    Nils Hegerding

    Vice President, Pulp Sales and Marketing for Europe; Managing Director, Mercer Pulp Sales

    Nils Hegerding, Vice President, Pulp Sales and Marketing Europe since 2017and Managing Director ...

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  • Mark Goebel

    Mark Goebel

    Vice President, Health and Safety

    Mark Goebel, Vice President, Health and Safety at Mercer since 2021, has served as Director, Health and Safety ...

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  • K. William (Bill) MacPherson

    K. William (Bill) MacPherson

    Managing Director, Mercer Celgar

    Bill MacPherson, Managing Director of Mercer Celgar since 2018, has served as Mill Manager ...

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  • Roger Ashfield

    Roger Ashfield

    Managing Director, Mercer Peace River

    Roger Ashfield, Managing Director of Mercer Peace River since February 2022, has over 30 years of ...

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  • Marty Hiemstra

    Marty Hiemstra

    General Manager, Mercer Forestry Services

    Marty Hiemstra, General Manager of Mercer Forestry Services since 2020, has over 25 years of experience ...

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  • Leonhard Nossol

    Leonhard Nossol

    Managing Director, Mercer Rosenthal and Group Controller for Europe

    Leonhard Nossol, Group Controller of Mercer Europe since 2005 and Co-Managing Director ...

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  • Dr. Christian Sörgel

    Dr. Christian Sörgel

    Managing Director, Mercer Rosenthal

    Dr. Christian Sörgel, Co-Managing Director of Mercer Rosenthal since 2020, has served as Mill Manager ...

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  • André Listemann

    André Listemann

    Managing Director, Mercer Stendal

    André Listemann, Managing Director, Finance and Administration, of Mercer Stendal since 2012, has served ...

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  • Torsten Kröger

    Torsten Kröger

    Managing Director, Mercer Timber Products

    Torsten Kröger has been the Managing Director of Mercer Timber Products GmbH since September 2022 ...

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  • Martin Stöhr

    Martin Stöhr

    Managing Director, Mercer Holz

    Martin Stöhr has been Managing Director of Mercer Holz since September 2022. Since joining Mercer ...

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  • Jason Herman

    Jason Herman

    General Manager, Mercer Mass Timber

    Jason Herman has been the General Manager of Mercer Mass Timber since 2021. He has served in the ...

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Board of Directors

  • Jimmy S.H. Lee

    Jimmy S.H. Lee

    Executive Chairman of the Board 

    Jimmy S.H. Lee, Executive Chairman of the Board since July 2015 and Director since May 1985, has served as ...

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  • Juan Carlos Bueno

    Juan Carlos Bueno

    President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Mercer

    Juan Carlos Bueno joined Mercer as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director in May 2022. Since 2018 ...

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  • William D. McCartney

    William D. McCartney

    Lead Director

    William D. McCartney, a Director of Mercer since January 2003 and Lead Director since June 2021 ...

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  • R. Keith Purchase

    R. Keith Purchase

    Director

    Keith Purchase, a Director of Mercer since June 2012, has served as the Executive Vice President ...

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  • James Shepherd

    James Shepherd

    Director

    James Shepherd, a Director of Mercer since June 2011, has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ...

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  • Alan C. Wallace

    Alan C. Wallace

    Director

    Alan Wallace, a Director of Mercer since June 2018, is currently Chief Executive Officer of Peloton Advisors Inc. ...

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  • Linda Welty

    Linda Welty

    Director

    Linda Welty, a Director of Mercer since June 2018, currently serves as an independent director of GCP ...

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  • Rainer Rettig

    Rainer Rettig

    Director

    Rainer Rettig, a Director of Mercer since February 2020, has served as head of the Circular Economy Program ...

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  • Alice Laberge

    Alice Laberge

    Director

    Alice Laberge, a Director of Mercer since February 2021, has recently retired from the board of the Royal Bank of Canada ...

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  • Janine North

    Janine North

    Director

    Janine North, a Director of Mercer since February 2021, currently serves as a Director for Conifex Timber Inc. ...

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