Peter Harding

Board of Advisors

Peter joined A. T. Clayton in October 2012 as the President of the company. He was named CEO of the holding company, IRH in May 2013 upon the retirement of the company’s prior owner, Mark Vallely. Peter has over 20 years’ experience in the paper industry.

He began his career in fine paper sales in 1991 with Champion International, selling paper primarily to publishers and catalogue companies in the Northeast. In 1996 he became Direction of the Hewlett Packard business unit inside of Champion, as a result of gaining an exclusive licensing agreement to manufacture, market, and sell HP branded paper in the US, South America, and Europe. Over the course of 4 years, Peter was successful in growing the business to over $100 million in sales. In 1999, Champion was acquired by International Paper. After a short time at IP, Peter was appointed Vice President of Business Papers for Wyerhaeuser Corporation, responsible for the business unit totaling $500 million of sales. The business grew as a result of the acquisition of Willamette Industries in 2002 and the merger with Domtar in 2007 resulting in the largest player in the cutsize market with annual sales exceeding $1.8 billion dollars. Peter was successful in transforming the business making it the most profitable paper division inside of Domtar. He also was responsible for expanding Domtar’s business internationally opening up offices in the UK and Germany. In 2012, Peter was appointed Vice President of Domtar’s Pulp business prior to leaving run AT Clayton.

Peter received a BA of Accountancy from Villanova University in 1991 and attended the general Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2008. He lives in CT with his wife and 5 children.