IP Names New Manager Of Cantonment Mill

November 15, 2023

International Paper announced Wednesday that Hunter Morris has been named Mill Manager of International Paper’s Pensacola Containerboard Mill in Cantonment. In his new position, Morris will assume overall responsibility for safety, people engagement, commercial and operational excellence and community stewardship at the Pensacola Mill.

Most recently, Morris was the Operations Manager for the company’s Savannah, Georgia Mill. Morris joined International Paper in 2007 at the company’s Riegelwood, North Carolina mill. He has worked in several manufacturing and technical leadership roles of i increasing responsibility throughout his career with the company.

“I am excited to join the Pensacola team and my family and I are excited to move to the area and learn more about the people and community,” said Hunter Morris. “Being able to lead the team in Pensacola is a wonderful opportunity, and I look forward to contributing to the continued success of the Pensacola Mill.”

In a related move, Pensacola Mill Manager Scott Taylor has been promoted to Director of Manufacturing, Containerboard. In his new leadership role, Taylor will have oversight of the Henderson, Ky., Newport, Ind., Rome, Ga., and Springfield, Ore., Containerboard Mills. Since 2017, Taylor has been the Mill Manager at the Pensacola Mill. Taylor and his family will be relocating to the Memphis, Tennessee area.

“The time I spent with the Pensacola team and community has been immensely rewarding,” said Scott Taylor. “While my family and I have a sense of sadness leaving Pensacola, I am confident in leaving the mill team with Hunter and look forward to hearing about the continued successes and achievements of the Pensacola Mill.”


7 Responses to “IP Names New Manager Of Cantonment Mill”

  1. dave lamb on November 16th, 2023 10:15 pm

    I pray that this new manager is not sent here to prep for closure. Closure would be devastating for all loggers and their employees that support that mill, not to mention how mill employees would be affected. All business in the area would also be affected.
    Look on the “sunny side” until it may or may not come about!

  2. Concerned on November 16th, 2023 7:22 pm

    He looks like an honest politician who will come in and sacs the day

  3. Graham on November 16th, 2023 2:18 pm

    It never ceases to amaze me how some miserable, “glass-half-empty” people put a negative spin on everything in life. I’ve met many people to whom I’ve wanted to ask, “have you ever in your life gotten to the end of a day and thought, ‘this was a good day?’”

  4. Redfish on November 16th, 2023 8:53 am

    Yep, signs are that the mill is gonna be sold! Notice that the current manager is promoted to be director of container board mills and Pensacola is not mentioned as being one under his umbrella!

  5. @ Dola on November 16th, 2023 8:43 am

    You betcha!!!! Duhhh… The writing is and has been on the wall

  6. Tiger on November 16th, 2023 8:24 am

    Dola, I thought the exact same thing as I read the article before I read your comment.

  7. Dola on November 16th, 2023 1:36 am

    Is this the guy they bring in when they plan to close a mill or sell it off perhaps?