Celgar’s Hitzroth heading east for new challenge

Management shift at Castlegar's pulp mill, a major player in area's economy

  • Feb. 17, 2012 8:00 a.m.

A career evolution is in order for Al Hitzroth following a five and a half year stint at the higher end of the local Zellstoff Celgar hierarchy.

The 55-year-old executive is New Brunswick-bound, and fairly soon. He is set to close his Castlegar chapter on February 24. An exciting and interesting challenge awaits Al in an east coast pulp mill.

Hitzroth’s role will be filled by Kevin Anderson, 41, a Quebec native with ample experience and qualifications.

Anderson, who came to Celgar from a newsprint operation  in Australia some four years ago, is ready for what’s coming up.

“It’s really to continue on with some of the stuff we have in progress,” he related on Feb. 10 in regard to his immediate goals, “what I’ve been working on at a different level.

“Now I’ll be in a different position and able to push it along in a different kind of way.

“I’m looking forward to that challenge.”