Louisiana native Sutton tapped as CEO of the Year


Fastmarkets, a cross-commodity price reporting agency, has named International Paper CEO Mark Sutton as its 2021 North American CEO of the Year, according to a press release.

Sutton was born in New Orleans and raised in LaPlace, then later attend LSU in Baton Rouge. His first job at IP was as an engineer at the Pineville containerboard mill. With Sutton as CEO, International Paper has undergone a mini-transformation worth more than $2 billion with the planned spinoff of its global papers business and selling additional non-core assets.

Fastmarkets started the award program in 1999. Sutton will accept the award and give a keynote address on Sept. 28 at this year’s Fastmarkets’ North American Conference at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, Mass. Read the entire release.