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RICHMOND, Va, USA, Nov 16, 2012 - MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, announced the appointment of Brent A. Harwood to the role of Controller. Mr. Harwood will succeed John E. Banu, who is retiring after nearly 37 years with MWV.

Mr. Banu and Mr. Harwood have worked closely together since Mr. Harwood joined the company as assistant controller in 2006. Effective Jan. 1, 2013, Mr. Harwood will oversee the company’s financial reporting and accounting processes to ensure that as MWV maximizes value and drives profitable growth, the company continues to provide excellent stewardship to shareholders and operates in full compliance with all reporting and regulatory requirements. Prior to joining MWV, Mr. Harwood worked for 12 years in accounting and audit services for Deloitte and for five years as corporate controller with Cadmus Communications Corporation.

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Brent to controller,” shared E. Mark Rajkowski, senior vice president and chief financial officer for MWV. “John has had an incredible career at MWV, including distinguished service as our controller since 2001. He has helped guide our transformation and also developed a strong team, including Brent. We’re confident that Brent will continue to ensure the highest standards of financial reporting, and we believe that his alignment with the business, accounting and finance expertise, and dedication to MWV will serve him well in handling the complex demands of this role.”

About MWV

MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV) is a global packaging company providing innovative solutions to the world’s most admired brands in the healthcare, beauty and personal care, food , beverage, home and garden, tobacco, and agricultural industries. The company also produces specialty chemicals for the automotive, energy, and infrastructure industries and maximizes the value of its land holdings through forestry operations, property development and land sales. MWV’s network of 125 facilities and 16,000 employees spans North America, South America, Europe and Asia. The company has been recognized for financial performance and environmental stewardship with a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index every year since 2005. Learn more at


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