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Burrows Paper Corporation boss dies aged 64

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Simone Hellyer

By Simone Hellyer

Last updated on 25-Aug-2014 at 12:58 GMT

Ralph William (Bill) Burrows, 64, CEO, Burrows Paper Corporation died from cancer at his home in Little Falls, New York, on August 20.

Burrows’ career spanned 40 years. Under his direction, the company made business growth and investments a priority by expanding into specialty packaging in the US, Europe and China.

Burrows Paper Corporation operates four paper mills and five packaging converting facilities in the US, the Netherlands, and China.

The Mohawk Valley mill produces 12,000 tons per year of specialty paper used for coffee filters and moist towelettes, as well as paper for other food and consumer uses. It is one of a few companies capable of producing lightweight printable tissue paper from 7.5 to 30 pounds (12.2 to 48.9gsm).

The company will now continue under president/CEO, Rose Mihaly and Philip Paras, CFO.

Borrows joined the family firm in 1974 after serving as a lieutenant in the US Naval Reserve and was elected president and CEO in March 1986. He became chairman of the Board later that year following his father's death.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Ji Ting Burrows; a son, William Burrows; four daughters, Lydia, Ava, Audrey and Joy and two granddaughters; Ariel Osman and Isabel Burrows.

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