Michael D. Garcia is president of Domtar’s Pulp & Paper division, responsible for strategy and oversight of its Specialty Papers, Biomaterials, Pulp and Commercial Papers business lines.
Mr. Garcia has more than 25 years of international management experience in paper, steel and aluminum on three continents. A native of Arizona, he served five years in the United States Army as an Armor officer with the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment and is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm.
After leaving the military in 1991, Mr. Garcia began his civilian career with Kimberly Clark, a global paper and consumer products company, as a production team leader and Project Leader in Paris, Texas. From 1999 to 2007, he worked with Alcoa, Inc., a global aluminum producer, where he held various leadership roles including vice president, Marketing and Sales, Alcoa Asia Pacific in Beijing, China. In 2007, Mr. Garcia became regional vice president for Gerdau Ameristeel, Inc., a subsidiary of the Gerdau Group, a Brazilian steel company, the largest long steel producer in North America. There, he implemented lean manufacturing systems and standardized manufacturing processes for a division of 1,400 employees at five steel facilities.
In 2010 Mr. Garcia joined Evraz, Inc. a Moscow‐based global steel company as senior vice president, Manufacturing and Supply Chain of Evraz North America. A year later he was named CEO of Evraz Highveld Steel & Vanadium Co, an integrated steel and vanadium producer and South Africa’ second largest steel producer. Mr. Garcia and his wife resided in Pretoria, South Africa from 2011 to 2014 before he joined Domtar in May of 2014.
Mr. Garcia is director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's Charlotte branch. He holds an MBA from Harvard University’ Graduate School of Business Administration and is a 1986 graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.