John V. Sims

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

John SimsJohn Sims has worked in the paper industry since 1994 when he joined International Paper. Prior to that he was with the U.S. Navy for seven years. Currently, John serves as senior vice president, Corporate Development.

He became vice president and general manager, European Papers in March 2016 and prior to that served as the vice president & general manager for the company’s North American Papers business since 2014. He has been an Officer of the company since 2008 when he was appointed as vice president Strategic Planning for International Paper. He then served as vice president Finance & Strategy for the company’s North American Industrial Packaging business before assuming general management responsibility for the US Imaging Papers business, and then for the North American Papers division. Most recently, John served as senior vice president and president, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia.

He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA from the University of Michigan.