Verso Corporation Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Adam St. John - President and Chief Executive Officer
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MIAMISBURG, Ohio, March 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Verso Corporation (VRS) - Get Verso Corp Class A Report today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Verso's Chief Executive Officer, Adam St. John, to serve also as the company's President, effective immediately.

In addition, the Board has elected Aaron D. Haas to serve as Verso's Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, effective immediately. In this position, Mr. Haas joins the Company's senior leadership team, with responsibility for leading the company's strategic and tactical sales and marketing initiatives.

"On behalf of our senior leadership team, I am extremely pleased to have Aaron lead our Sales and Marketing organization," said President and Chief Executive Officer Adam St. John. "Aaron has a proven exceptional ability to lead various teams within Verso and has extensive paper industry knowledge and sales and marketing experience. We expect a smooth transition for our employees and customers, as Aaron is already deeply engaged with our Sales and Marketing and senior leadership teams and is very familiar with many of our customers from prior roles."

Mr. Haas's previous leadership experience at Verso and its predecessor companies includes Director of Product Management; Vice President, Marketing Services; Vice President, Commercial Print; Vice President, Marketing; and most recently Vice President, Supply Chain Management.

Mr. Haas holds a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, and a bachelor's degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.

About Verso CorporationVerso Corporation is the turn-to company for those looking to successfully navigate the complexities of paper sourcing and performance. A leading North American producer of graphic and specialty papers, packaging and pulp, Verso provides insightful solutions that help drive improved customer efficiency, productivity, brand awareness and business results. Verso's long-standing reputation for quality and reliability is directly tied to our vision to be a company with passion that is respected and trusted by all. Verso's passion is rooted in ethical business practices that demand safe workplaces for our employees and sustainable wood sourcing for our products. This passion, combined with our flexible manufacturing capabilities and an unmatched commitment to product performance, delivery and service, make Verso a preferred choice among commercial printers, paper merchants and brokers, converters, publishers and other end users. For more information, visit us online at

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