WestRock Names James Armstrong Vice President – Investor Relations

ATLANTA, Jan. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) has named James Armstrong vice president – Investor Relations.

Armstrong brings more than 12 years of experience in investment analysis on both the sell and buy sides, specializing in the paper and packaging industry.

WestRock announced a $410 million upgrade to its kraft linerboard mill in Florence in November.

Most recently, Armstrong covered the paper, packaging and building materials industry through his own investment research firm. Prior to starting his own firm, he was vice president and chief technology officer of Vertical Research Partners, where he helped cover the paper, packaging and building materials industry. His previous experience includes analyst positions with Credit Suisse, Citi and the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio.

Armstrong received his Master of Business Administration degree from Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, his Master of Science degree in plasma physics and non-equilibrium dynamics from Auburn University and his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati.

About WestRock

WestRock (NYSE:WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.

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