Gilly Hitchcock




2003 PIMA Thomas F. Sheerin, Sr. Service Award winnerAwarded to suppliers for outstanding contribution to the paper industry and community.


Gilly has over 25 years of Pulp and Paper experience and a BS from Montana State University. Her professional experience includes:

  • Since 1998, owner of FPC Bangor- an executive recruiting firm dedicated to Pulp and Paper, Power, Environmental and Real Estate Investment Industries.

    • Personally specializes in the pulp and paper industry and allied supplier recruiting. Well known throughout the industry- "knows the mills and the suppliers that call on them."

    • Built a successful recruiting firm-over 200 placements to date.

    • University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation membership committee member and an active PIMA and TAPPI member

    • Certified Member of NWBOC- Female owned business- since 2005

  • 1 year with Kennebec Valley Technical College as an Instructor and Industry Specialist

    • Helped develop a curriculum for Pulp and Paper Technology Program

    • Taught college level classes to local participating high schools

  • 7 years with Betz PaperChem as a Sales Representative

    • Sales and service of wet end chemicals to Pulp and Paper mills in Maine.

    • Active participant in alkaline conversion

  • 4 years with Blandin Paper Company as a Sales Representative

    • Midwest – Coated paper and super calendered to printers & publishers

  • 6 years with International Paper Company as a Process Engineer with the Technical Department

    • Pulp Mill Lab

    • Environmental Services

    • Quality Control – coated and fine paper machines

    • Purchasing – raw materials and paper machine supplies

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