Georgia-Pacific Corp.'s board of directors has named Lee M. Thomas the company's president, effective immediately. In this role, Thomas will report to A.D. "Pete" Correll, chairman and chief executive officer, and will add responsibility for several key support staff groups in addition to his role as head of the company's building products manufacturing and distribution business. "The appointment of Lee Thomas to this position recognizes his extraordinary contributions to this company over the years," Correll said. "In this role, Lee will have expanded responsibilities for continuing the momentum achieved by our building products business and staff functions in preparing for the separation of Georgia-Pacific." In March, Thomas was named president - building products, with executive management responsibility for Georgia-Pacific's building products manufacturing and distribution business and its Unisource paper distribution business. In his new role, Thomas' responsibilities also will include the staff functions of human resources, information technology, environmental affairs, government affairs and other corporate services.
The company's website is located at http://www.gp.com .