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Jeff Donovan joins Clampitt Paper as Austin VP / General Manager.

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Jeff Donovan to Lead Clampitt Paper’s Austin Operations

Austin, TX: Clampitt Paper Company, the only family-owned paper distribution firm in Texas,

announces the addition of Jeff Donovan as the new vice president and general manager for the firm’s Austin operations. Coming to the company via Mohawk Fine Papers, he has a demonstrated history of success in the paper industry and is skilled in negotiation, budgeting, print management, advertising and sales.

Jeff started in the paper industry in 1991 as an inside sales representative at Rotary Paper Manifold in Chicago. He was promoted to outside sales in 1993 where he managed and grew his five-state territory until an opportunity to join Finch Pruyn came in 1997. Jeff then managed an eight-state region out of Chicago before moving to St Louis MO in 2001. In 2002, he was recruited by Mohawk Fine Papers to cover a similar territory with many of the same distributors.  In his 18 years at Mohawk, Jeff held various senior positions, from District Sales Manager to Digital Specialist for the firm’s Bravo Specialty Media, a division that supplies specialty synthetic and paper substrates for digital printing.

“Jeff is incredibly talented and we’re thrilled to have him join our family,” says Don Clampitt, Chairman and CEO. “We expect our long-term presence in Austin to achieve even greater growth and market penetration with Jeff at the helm.”

Clampitt Paper Company was founded in 1941 and is entering its 80th year in business. The company specializes in wholesale paper distribution throughout the Southwest and employs over 200 people. Clampitt has 21 locations with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Lenexa, and Springfield. Beyond paper distribution, Clampitt Paper provides specialty programming for business and industry, including recycling partnerships and the Clampitt Paper School. Additional information about the firm can be accessed at