March 3, 2023 By P&PC Staff
Domtar’s senior vice-president of pulp and paper, Bill Edwards, has joined the Technical Association of the Pulp & Paper Industry’s (TAPPI) board of directors.
“It’s a great honour to be recognized by my peers, and I look forward to working with the board to advocate for our industry,” says Edwards, who was elected to the board by TAPPI members.
Edwards leads Domtar’s pulp and paper manufacturing, converting/coating operations and optimization efforts. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the industry to his role on the TAPPI board of directors.
Edwards and his team also oversee the company’s safety, quality, continuous improvement, engineering and innovation teams. Previously, he served as Domtar’s vice-president of paper manufacturing.
Edwards began his career in the paper industry in 1990 at the then-Weyerhaeuser mill in Plymouth, North Carolina, and he has held various roles of increasing responsibility since. These have included project engineering, linerboard machine superintendent, linerboard/fluff pulp/recycled operations superintendent, fine paper operations manager, paper operations manager and general manager.
He served as the general manager for Domtar’s Marlboro Mill in Bennettsville, South Carolina, for eight years before joining the company’s pulp and paper leadership team in October 2014.
Edwards works to support the paper industry through his long-standing involvement with TAPPI and the Pulp & Paper Safety Association. He was inducted into the Couch Pit Pulp & Paper Society in 2015. He also received the 2012 TAPPI PIMA Ray H. Cross Award for his contribution to community service.
“TAPPI and its board have a rich history of supporting the pulp and paper industry,” Edwards says. “It’s more important than ever that we continue to advocate the value of pulp and paper industry careers to develop our next generation of leaders. I’ve spent my entire career in this industry, and I’m looking forward to working with TAPPI to help ensure it continues to be viable into the future.”
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