A week in the life of George Reynolds

Workplace: ANDRITZ, North America
Profession: Account Manager

After starting out in the fiberglass industry in 1984, George Reynolds joined ANDRITZ North America in 2005 as an Account Manager specifically focusing on stock preparation and recycled fiber mill customers on the West Coast. Reynolds was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington, and has always lived in the city. Married to Lynn, they have two daughters and three grandchildren. A lifelong soccer enthusiast, Reynolds manages an adult team in his hometown and is an active supporter of his local team, The Portland Timbers. ANDRITZ has a large operation in North America and Canada with revenues of around 1 billion USD and employing some 2,500 people. Working out of about 40 locations, ANDRITZ NA provides dedicated sales, service, research laboratories, and manufacturing services covering Pulp and Paper, but also other business areas including Metals, Hydro and Separation. ANDRITZ North America gave permission to SPECTRUM editorial team to share a WEEK IN THE LIFE of George Reynolds in November 2017.

For Reynolds, Monday morning is dedicated to planning the week ahead.

Reynolds visits several pulp and paper companies regularly in Longview, Washington, USA. One of them is North Pacific Paper Corporation (NORPAC).

On the road! The next few days will be extremely busy, as Reynolds conducts a tour of some of his most important customers on the West Coast. Mill visits on this agenda will be to an undisclosed site in southwest Washington, WestRock and Caraustar, Tacoma, and Cosmo Specialty Fibers, Cosmopolis.

The day starts at 7:30 am with calls to the ANDRITZ teams about customer orders, followed by a confidential visit by Reynolds to WestRock Tacoma Mill (the SPECTRUM team was not allowed into the mill on this occasion).

After an extra early start with a customer phone call at 6:30 am, Reynolds arrives at Cosmo Specialty Fibers in Cosmopolis for a meeting with Greg Dineen, Machine Superintendent and Kevin Eldred, Machine/Finishing Process Engineer.

George about business ...

Benitt about Grandpa ...

George about family ...

George´s Favorite things


And now after a typically busy week, it's the weekend, and time for soccer! Reynolds is the team manager for his football team, Fat Tuesdays FC, who play every weekend in a 50+ league. Unfortunately, on the day SPECTRUM watched a match, Fat Tuesdays FC were beaten by arch rivals, New Kings, by two goals to nil.

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Answer George’s question and win a hat and a scarf of this favorite soccer team!

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