Gulf Coast Paper Company announced the following staff promotions and additions"

* Randy Whiteaker will assume a new role as the “Business Development Manager” as well as serve as the “AFFLINK Healthcare Specialist” for our company effective September 1st. The primary role of the “Business Development Manager” is to develop new business opportunities with strategic target accounts that will significantly impact our company. Randy has been in the industry for 16 years and has been the branch manager of our Austin, Texas location for the past 10 years. Randy will be based in Austin, Texas which is central to all of our locations as well as close to two of our largest markets, Austin and San Antonio

* Michael Ray, our Corpus Christi Branch Manager will be relocated to Austin, Texas to serve as our Austin, Texas Branch Manager effective September 1st.  Prior to serving as the branch manager in Corpus Christi, Mike was the Johnson Wax Professional Territory Manager based in Central Texas. Mike is heavily involved in the green cleaning industry and has been a speaker at several green cleaning seminars to local and national organizations.

* Mike Trevino was named Branch Manager in Corpus Christi effective September 1st. Mike has worked in our Corpus Christi branch as an outside sales representative for 15 years and has been a consistent top performer.

* Bryan Hauboldt was promoted to Branch Manager in Victoria, Texas effective September 1st. Bryan is an industry veteran who has worked in our Victoria branch for 10 years; he currently serves as Sales Manager.

* GCPC announces that John Harrington, Victoria, Texas Branch Manager, will retire in August 2008. John is an industry veteran with over 38 years of industry experience. John started his career with Century Paper Company and has been with Gulf Coast Paper since 2001.