(WKTV) - R.W. "Bill" Burrows, 64, the chairman and chief executive officer of Burrows Paper Corporation, died Wednesday.
Burrows served Burrows Paper for more than 40 years, becoming president two years after joining the company. He was elected president and CEO in March 1986 and became chairman of the board later that year after his father's death. Under his direction, the company made business growth investments a priority, while focusing on improving the organization's structure.
Operation of the company will continue under President and CEO Rose Mihaly, chief financial officer Philip Paras and senior management around the world.
Memorial services will be private. Memorials may be made to Herkimer County Hospice & Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13413, or online at www.hpcanys.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of Chapman-Moser Funeral Home in Little Falls.