Blair lives and breathes directory paper, having worked in technical support roles for RR Donnelley, James River Corporation and Simpson Paper Company before joining Catalyst in 1996 to lead the development of lightweight coated papers at the Port Alberni mill. Today he focuses heavily on directory paper performance and improvements. "Our technical team not only benefits from a printing background, but substantial experience in a broad range of printing and converting categories. We can draw on this depth of knowledge when resolving print problems with our customers. And it provides a big advantage in developing new products to meet existing or emerging customer needs." Blair is based in Portland, Oregon.