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Georgia-Pacific has named Ryan Elwart as chief customer officer for its Consumer Products Group, according to a press release.

The chief customer officer position at the company is new and tasks the person holding it with leading the sales of Georgia-Pacific's retail and commercial businesses.

"At Georgia-Pacific, we strive every day to increase the value and mutual benefit we create with our partners, and to focus our talent and resources on opportunities that accelerate our customers' success," says David Duncan, executive vice president for Georgia-Pacific's Consumer Products Group, according to the press release. "With that in mind, we've created a consolidated customer organization that leverages our organization-wide knowledge and best practices, while maintaining the specialized focus that differentiates our approach across markets and channels."

Duncan says he is confident in Elwart's ability to elevate business using his skill set.

Prior to his promotion, Elwart served as senior vice president for global sales at Georgia-Pacific, responsible for North American and International GP PRO sales, sales strategy and sales capability teams. His new role comes as Mike Hayes leaves his position as senior vice president of retail sales at the company to take on a role at another organization.