Vice President, Business Development
Matt Elhardt is a strategic planning professional with close to 20 years of pulp and paper industry experience in sales, marketing, product development, and operations. His area of expertise is identifying growth potential and achieving performance end-goals through strategic management, pricing and margin optimization, and anticipating marketplace dynamics.
At Fisher International, Mr. Elhardt helps clients leverage Fisher’s resources to achieve their objectives particularly in assessing disruption and predicting price cycles and turning points in pulp, containerboard, kraft paper, kraft board, recycled board, and OCC markets.
Prior to joining Fisher International, Mr. Elhardt held management positions in marketing and operations at Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging, being responsible for corporate strategy and marketing during the period Longview underwent “the best turnaround in the past 25 years,” according to Mark Wilde, a well-known paper industry stock analyst.
Mr. Elhardt received his MBA from the University of Washington and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University.