George F. Landegger is Chairman, CEO and primary owner of Parsons & Whittemore, a privately held company headquartered in Rye Brook, New York that has built, owned and operated pulp mills. Parsons & Whittemore has been recognized as a leading international pulp producer and marketer having built 60 mills in 28 countries. More recently P&W designed and built the largest biodiesel plant in the US South and has invested significantly in several biomass-to-energy projects.
Also among his many societal contributions Mr. Landegger served as Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education in the State of Alabama, and as Chairman of Reading Alabama, which provided interactive computer reading education to 70% of the students in all public school kindergartens and first grades in the State of Alabama, a contribution for which he was honored, together with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Booker T. Washington, as one of the twelve most outstanding individuals for the advancement of education and commerce in Alabama’s history.
Born in London, England in 1937, George Landegger became a U.S. citizen in 1947. He graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in 1958.