about us

Paper innovation, intelligence, information...

Paper i is an independent paper sales and marketing company, supporting the office supply independent dealer and jan san channel. Our parent company, Central National Gottesman, founded in 1886, has grown to become the world’s preeminent privately owned marketer of pulp and paper. Our roots and experience bring together the knowledge of the paper mill, wholesaler, independent office supply dealer and jan san channels. Paper i collaborates with the wholesaler and our suppliers, to help support resellers develop winning strategies in paper.

Our Mission & Core Values

Paper i is dedicated to bringing the innovation of a complete paper strategy of the best brands to the world of resellers. Our core values shape the culture and define the character of our company, guiding how we behave and make decisions.

Consistently and Persistently

Keeping constant contact with our customers and suppliers, year after year developing deep long-lasting relationships. Preserving the history of past successes through organizational changes. Building on these experiences, keeping momentum, and anticipating opportunities yet to be capitalized on.

Thorough Understanding

Complete and comprehensive grasp of our suppliers and customer’s capabilities and goals. Listening, discussing, and analyzing the way things are, in pursuit of the best path forward for all.

Absolute Integrity

Being unyieldingly honest and earning the trust that enables long-term relationships that build high performance businesses.

Utmost in Service

To the greatest degree possible, through leveraging the power of our industry insight, experience, resources, relationships, and collaboration, we continue to learn new ways to deliver exceptional service to our partners.

The Measure of Our Success

We believe the strength of our achievements, the span of our progress, the realization of our goals, is purely and wholly measured by our ability to hold true to our core values.

Since the inception of this organization, we have consistently and persistently endeavored to conduct our business on one essential principle: that in every transaction the very name of this organization should carry with it an assurance of thorough understanding, absolute integrity and the utmost in service. We believe that the measure of success which we have achieved is a measure of the success of this policy.

D. Samuel Gottesman (1885-1956)

Company Description

Our winning paper strategy is built on over 25 years of expertise selling and marketing paper to the gamut of distribution channels. We help customers optimize their paper offering and enable them to bring paper beyond the discussion of price with their customers, to a new level that creates sustainable value for all.

Our services include consulting on paper marketing strategies, acquisition optimization, sales meetings, samples, news and information, sustainability support, and promotional support.

We have long and extensive relationships with the mills we represent. Our commitment to client satisfaction strengthens and extends our relationships.

Among the many strengths that distinguish Paper i in the marketplace are our:

  • Deep and long relationships with our manufacturers and customers.
  • Proven and experienced management team.
  • Extensive industry expertise.
  • Broad and evolving service offerings.