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Industry People (October 01, 2003)

Six industry pioneers will be inducted into the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame in Appleton, WI, on October 9. THOMAS M. GRACE, president of T.M. Grace Co. of Appleton, WI; ROBERT W. HAGEMEY...


October 1, 2003
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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Six industry pioneers will be inducted into the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame in Appleton, WI, on October 9. THOMAS M. GRACE, president of T.M. Grace Co. of Appleton, WI; ROBERT W. HAGEMEYER (deceased), coating consultant to the industry and retiree of J.M. Huber Company in Atlanta, GA; MATTI KANKAANPAA, retired chairman & CEO, Valmet Corp. (now Metso Corp.) in Finland; CARL C. LANDEGGER, owner of Black Clawson Co., New York, NY; HARRY F. LEWIS (deceased) vice president and dean of the Institute of Paper Chemistry (now the Institute of Paper Science and Technology) in Appleton, WI, and DEREK H. PAGE, distinguished professor of physics, the Institute of Paper Science and Technology, Atlanta, GA.

JOHN DILLON, chairman and CEO of International Paper, will retire on Oct. 31, 2003. JOHN FARACI succeeds him as chairman and CEO, effective Nov 1. Faraci, 53, currently IP’s president since February, was previously executive VP and chief financial officer.

NEIL SHELLY has been appointed the new executive director of the Alberta Forest Products Association, succeeding GARRY LEITHEAD. An engineer by training, Shelly has worked in the oil and gas sector, in government and as a private consultant. He joined AFPA in 1995 and has been responsible for environmental affairs, forest certification and other issues affecting the association.

Georgia-Pacific Corp. has named MARGARET (MEG) NOLLEN as its vice president – investor relations. Nollen will succeed Richard Good, who will retire from the company Nov. 1, after a 35-year career.

Imerys Pigments for Paper appointed WARREN WALROND as senior market analyst for the Paper Americas Business Unit. He has worked in Montreal, QC, for the Canadian Pulp & Paper Association and in Washington, DC, for the American Forest & Paper Association.

BOB GRYGOTIS has been named vice president and mill manager of Weyerhaeuser’s Johnsonburg fine paper facility. He succeeds JEFF RAKE, who has accepted the leadership role at the company’s Pine Hill, AL., containerboard facility.