Appvion, a provider of coating services to the retail, healthcare, transportation, entertainment and food packaging markets and a Wynnchurch Capital portfolio company, has appointed Paul Charapata as CEO.

Charapata is the former president and CEO of Appvion’s recently acquired Nekoosa Coated Products. He started his career at Avery Dennison, leading engineering, operations and several growth businesses. He later joined Dunsirn Partners, and transitioned into the CEO role for the portfolio company, Nekoosa. With Nekoosa, he completed nine acquisitions with three private equity partners.

 “I have had the privilege of leading Nekoosa for over 15 years and believe there is an amazing opportunity for the combined company to expand its market presence and deliver increasing value to our customers,” comments Charapata. “I look forward to building on the strong Appvion and Nekoosa legacies and driving new successes in partnership with our strong team.”