Divisions: North America International

Price & Pierce

Jim Costenbader - gouldpaper.com

Price & Pierce has built an extensive global network of relationships and significant experience in trading and logistics. Customers who need fiber, paper and board rely on our sourcing, financing and distribution to get the substrate they need on time. 

Jim Costenbader

President, Price & Pierce

Division Profile

As part of OVOL USA, Price & Pierce offers premium global capabilities that allow us to access any market worldwide. We offer customers in-depth product knowledge and solutions. Our global supply chain services include warehousing, ocean freight, credit and financing. In addition, our expert, multicultural staff understands the nuances of international trade, working in dozens of languages across borders and time zones.

Competitive Advantages

Worldwide Presence
Our division operates in nearly 60 countries. In addition, we have specialized teams based in Finland, Sweden and The Netherlands providing paper, technology and recovered fiber solutions to clients in Europe, Asia, and Africa. We also work with mills in Scandinavia and Russia to source specialty paper and paperboard.

Emerging Markets Expertise
We’re well established in emerging markets such as Brazil, Russia, India, China and Sub-Sahara Africa.

International Distribution
From point of origin to final delivery, our logistics specialists know how to move your product, handling all customs and legal documentation.

Strategic Collaboration
Our experts can work with you to understand your substrate needs, manage your inventory and design flexible solutions to help you operate more efficiently.


  • Unbleached liner board: Kraft and test
  • White top liner board: coated and uncoated
  • Medium containerboard: semichem and recycled
  • Pulp
  • Recovered fiber
  • Tissue
  • Coated and uncoated woodfree (offset and tablet)
  • Newsprint
  • Supercalendered paper

Our Leadership

James Costenbader, President
President of Price & Pierce Group since 2014, Jim Costenbader is one of the industry’s foremost experts on the manufacture, conversion and export of paper, pulp and linerboard. He began his extensive career with Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines, gaining a deep understanding of import/export and container shipping. He joined Price & Pierce in 1997, active in Asian export markets for pulp paper and substrates. After Gould’s acquisition of Price & Pierce, Jim developed export distribution for printing and publishing papers to South America, as well as enhanced the export line to include first-line Kraft linerboard. Jim holds a bachelor of arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut. He lives in suburban Connecticut with his wife and two children and is a strong advocate for fitness and exercise.

Contact Us

Price & Pierce: 1-212-301-0004


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