Steve Bowden joins QA as COO and PresidentQuality Associates ( welcomes Steve Bowden as president and chief operating officer. Steve will report to the Board of Directors and will manage all aspects of the on-going business operations.

Steve comes to QA after more than 26 years with International Paper. He has served in various manufacturing and commercial roles within IP including Mill Manager at the Augusta Georgia mill and Business Manager for the Coated Paper  Board Division. Steve joined Xpedx (the distribution business of International Paper) in 2006 as Vice President and General Manager of the Stores division. He was named Executive Vice President of Marketing and Strategy in 2010 and an Officer of International Paper.

“I believe my experiences and background are very much aligned with the strategic direction and growth objectives of QA,” says Bowden.  “This is a great opportunity for me to engage with a capable team and a solid organization to achieve great success.  I look forward to working with each of you.”