liveBooks CEO Andy Patrick Accepts Appointment to Mohawk's Board of Directors

Jan 19, 2010, 13:08 ET from Mohawk Fine Papers Inc.

COHOES, N.Y., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohawk Fine Papers Inc., a leading manufacturer of premium printing, writing and imaging papers, and a pioneer in sustainable manufacturing, has announced the appointment of Andy Patrick to its Board of Directors.

“Andy’s knowledge of the needs of creative professionals and understanding of customer experiences will add an increased level of strategic planning to our product development as we continue to explore growth in non-traditional areas, particularly in the online realm,” said Thomas D. O’Connor, Jr. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Patrick is president and chief executive officer of liveBooks, the leading provider of award-winning websites allowing creative professionals to promote and manage their businesses online.  

Prior to founding liveBooks, Patrick was EVP & COO of Adjacency Brand New Media, a leading strategic web consultancy for award-winning e-business deployments for companies such as Apple Computer, Patagonia, Virgin Megastores, Esprit and Nordstrom. In 2000 Patrick was named one of the top fifty people in design by Metropolis Magazine.

Patrick is also founder and executive director of FiftyCrows Foundation, a founding Board Member of Healing the Divide, founder and executive director of Mad Housers of Chicago, and was a founding Board member of StreetWise magazine.

"I have long admired Mohawk. This family-owned company practices everything I think is important: they offer unparalleled products, their customer service is impeccable and they lead the manufacturing sector in environmental responsibility. These are people who go to work every day and think 'how can we do better.' They give 120 percent. I am honored to join the Board," said Patrick.

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About Mohawk

Recognized for its technical innovation and environmental focus, Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. is the largest manufacturer of premium printing, writing and digital paper in North America. Signature grades include Strathmore®, Beckett®, Mohawk SuperfineTM, Via®, BriteHue, Carnival, Synergy, Solutions, Nekoosa Linen, Mohawk Color Copy® and proprietary Inxwell® products, Navajo® and Options®. Mohawk is also the exclusive marketer of Kromekote and Knightkote, premium coated brands manufactured by Smart Papers.

Mohawk engineers its papers to provide optimal performance for sheetfed, web and digital printing. Uses for Mohawk papers include corporate reports, corporate identity systems, brochures, packaging, invitations and announcements. Mohawk Digital Papers are also used in on-demand photo books, personalized direct mail and custom packaging. Mohawk offers reams and envelopes at

A certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise and leader in environmental stewardship, Mohawk is the first U.S. paper mill to match 100% of its electricity with windpower renewable energy credits and the first U.S. premium paper mill to shift toward carbon neutral production. Also offered are recycled papers certified by Green Seal and papers certified to the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) standards by SmartWood, a program of the Rainforest Alliance. FSC certification ensures responsible use of forest resources.

SOURCE Mohawk Fine Papers Inc.