George H. Mead
Mead, who started his career as a chemist and pulp mill foreman, built a paper mill empire. His knowledge of the manufacturing process and the paper market resulted in a steady expansion of the business. Mead was also active in the development of the Canadian paper industry. By 1963, the company had 41 manufacturing operations in 17 states, and was producing paper, paperboard, wood pulp and technical papers at 18 mills.