GP PRO, a division of Georgia-Pacific, has promoted Ashley Butler to vice president and general manager of the company’s tissue, skin care, and wiper business.
Butler initially joined the company 11 years ago as a member of GP PRO’s first-ever Jumpstarter class, an immersive program that provides recent college graduates a pathway into permanent sales and category positions within the company. She most recently served as a senior category director.
“During her 11 years at GP PRO, Ashley has proven herself to be a highly valuable team player who not only understands our core markets but also recognizes how to drive our competitive advantage,” said Mike Adams, president of GP PRO. “It is my great pleasure to promote Ashley to vice president and general manager, and I look forward to the successes to come under her leadership.”
“Ashley is smart, instinctive, tenacious, and intentional, but she’s also wonderfully thoughtful and compassionate. She leads with a rare combination of confidence and humility that fosters loyalty and generates respect,” says Julie Howard, vice president and general manager of Georgia-Pacific’s Towel and Napkin business and Ashley’s supervisor and mentor for much of the last decade. “I will definitely miss having Ashley on my team, but she is so deserving of her new role, and I know she will continue to do great things for GP PRO.”
“I am honored that GP PRO finds value in the contributions my life experience provides me, my colleagues, and the business, and I am very excited to take on this new leadership role to help grow and strengthen our tissue, skin care, and wiper capabilities,” says Butler.
According to the company, Ashley’s promotion is one of several category leadership changes at GP PRO. Julie Howard is now vice president and general manager of the company’s Towel and Napkin business, and John Strom is vice president and general manager of Innovation, which includes GP PRO’s KOLO Smart Monitoring System.