Sean Erwin became an Industry Advisor to Wynnchurch Capital in 2015 and is based in Atlanta. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Neenah Paper (NYSE:NP), a $1 billion technical products and fine papers company. Sean served as Neenah’s President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004 through 2011.
Prior to the spin-off of Neenah from Kimberly Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) in 2004, Sean’s career at Kimberly Clark began in 1978 and progressed through increasingly senior positions in both finance and business management.
In January 2004, Sean was named President of Kimberly Clark’s Pulp and Paper Sector, which comprised the businesses transferred to Neenah by Kimberly Clark in the 2004 spin-off. He held a number of other executive positions at the company, including President of the Global Nonwoven business, President of the European Consumer Tissue business, Managing Director of Kimberly Clark Australia, as well as President of the Pulp and Paper Sector, President of the Specialty Paper business and President of the Technical Paper business.
Sean received his BS in Accounting and Finance from Northern Illinois University. He served as a Director of Carmike Cinemas, Inc. until its recent sale to AMC Theaters and has served as a Director of Neenah since 2004.