Litin Management & Operations

John Hanson, Vice-president & General Manager

John Hanson earned his degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of North Dakota. and has more than 30 years of experience in the paper industry. The last 9 years he has been Vice President and General Manager of Litin Paper, which means he's responsible for the overall success and growth of Litin Paper.

John appreciates how Litin employee's unique strengths, talent, and experience, fit perfectly together to make up the Litin Paper team. As an executive he has the ability to focus on what is right for the business and it's customers, without the handcuffs of a large corporation. His strong experienced team provide the power to execute Litin's corporate plan under John's leadership.

Marlan Kuhlmann, VP Converted Product Sales

Marlan Kuhlmann is the Sales Manager for Converted Products. He's been with Litin for 28 years since 1984. His favorite thing about his work at Litin is helping clients and the network of paper distributors that rely on Litin Converting throughout the country. Marlan feels it's the great people of Litin that make his job fun to come to every day. He has great accolades for everyone that plays a part in the dedicated team at Litin.

Marlan grew up in Nebraska and lived all around the Midwest before settling in Minneapolis. He earned his Business Administration degree at St. Thomas University. Married for more than 25 years with 3 children and one grandchild, Marlan likes to live by his Carpe Diem (Seize the Day) motto.

Darvin McGerr, Business Development Manager

Darvin McGerr is the Business Development Manager for Litin Paper with primary responsibilities of sales and sales management. Darvin enjoys the great variety of customers he works with daily. He feels that his energetic and quirky personality helps him deal with customers and roll with each transaction. His favorite product is when product is wound on 1" cores, because of the added value to customers.

Darvin grew up in Golden Valley, graduated from Armstrong High and roots for the Minnesota Twins. If he could just fix the oil-energy crisis, he would like to find another solution for alternative green energy. He has been married for more than 24 years and has 2 children. He likes the quote, "Every great achievement was once considered impossible." His favorite charity is the Animal Humane Society.

Dale Nerison, Accounts Payable/ Accounts Receivable

Dale Nerison is responsible for Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and the Payroll for Litin. He has enjoyed working with the Litin folks for the past 16 years which includes the customers and vendors that he interacts with daily.

Truth be known, Dale and his wife are kind-hearted folks who believe in the power of rescued pets, and are the soft place to land for the animals they love. When Dale isn't passing out milk bones, Dale roots for the Green Bay Packers. His life philosophy is to treat others the way you would like to be treated.

Mike Garvey, Senior Cost Analyst

Mike Garvey has been a Senior Cost Analyst with Litin for about 3 years. He enjoys the challenge of his job with the complexities of such a wide variety of Litin product offerings. Mike is married with two daughters and loves being a part of the Litin Paper Company family.

Trevor Hanson, Packaging Systems Manager

Trevor Hanson joined Litin part time about 6 years ago and full time in 2011. His primary responsibilities include Manager of the LitinPak Service Department, primary buyer for LitinPak industrial packaging equipment, primary buyer for LitinEco compostable food packaging products, and Administrator of CRM

Trevor grew up in Brainerd, Cloquet, and Andover and has his economic degree from College of St. Scholastica. His favorite products are the mega 6 foot rolls of bubble wrap.

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