Two Canadians presented with TAPPI awards at PaperCon

Pulp & Paper Canada
April 22, 2015
By Pulp & Paper Canada

A researcher and a mill manager from Canada were among the winners at TAPPI’s awards night, held during PaperCon 2015 in Atlanta, April 19-22.

Eric Ashby, the mill manager at Domtar’s integrated pulp and paper mill in Windsor, Que., was selected as PIMA’s Mill Manager of the Year. Ashby was selected for this honor due to his outstanding leadership, management, and organizational skills leading to improved results at the Domtar Windsor Mill.

Dr. Michael Paleologou, a group leader with research institute FPInnovations, was presented with the 2015 Research and Development Technical Award and William H. Aiken Prize by TAPPI’s International Research Management Committee (IRMC). This award is given for outstanding contributions which have advanced the technology of the paper and related industries in the field of research and development.

“Dr. Paleologou is an accomplished scientist with over 25 years of R&D experience in the pulp and paper industry. He has an impressive track record of innovation and has led the development of cutting-edge technologies that have been implemented in mills throughout the world,” noted Larry N. Montague, president and CEO of TAPPI.

Currently, at FPInnovations, Dr. Paleologou currently leads a team of scientists, engineers and technicians in developing technologies for the production of chemicals, materials and fuels from forest biomass and forest biomass processing operations.

Ashby shares credit for this award with the the team at Domtar Windsor. “I am honored to receive this award and I do believe it is the reflection of the Windsor team, a great team that I am very proud to be a part of and contribute to.

Nominees for PIMA’s Mill Manager of the Year Award are judged on four criteria: skill in people development; application of best management practices; effective use of external resources; and change management.

Ashby is entering his fourth year as mill manager at the Domtar Windsor Mill, an integrated facility producing 650,000 tons per year of uncoated freesheet, where he is responsible for 820 Domtar employees.

TAPPI is an association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and converting industries.

For more coverage of Dr. Paleologou’s award, click here

For more coverage of Ashby’s award, click here

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