The Department of Chemistry Leadership Board was established in the Spring of 2011 to provide guidance and support for the Department’s continual drive for excellence. The Board, made up of business, academic, and community leaders, adopted the mission statement: “To offer leadership and guidance, to provide financial strength, and to achieve national acclaim as a top 10 Department of Chemistry.”
Wesley JonesSenior Vice President Georgia-PacificOperations Excellence and Compliance
Wes Jones has served as Senior Vice President – Operations Excellence and Compliance for Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific since 2007. In this role, he has responsibility for all company manufacturing operations as well as for compliance with all applicable rules, regulations and policies.
A 1976 graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in chemistry, Wes has worked in the pulp and paper industry for more than 35 years. He started his career as a shift supervisor with ITT Rayonier in Jesup, Ga., and also worked for Mead Corp. in Ohio.
During his long career with Georgia-Pacific, Wes has held a variety of leadership roles within the company’s pulp business. He began working with Georgia-Pacific in 1987 at the company’s pulp and paper mill in Crossett, Ark., and moved to the Brunswick, Ga., cellulose mill in 1989. He became head of the Brunswick operations in 1993 and took on responsibility for Georgia-Pacific’s entire fluff pulp business in 1996. He was named President-Pulp in 2003 and led that business through the 2005 acquisition of Georgia-Pacific by Koch Industries. After the acquisition, Wes led the company’s consumer products manufacturing organization until assuming his current role.
Wes is a native of Palatka, Florida and is married to Kathy Weigel Jones.