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Kathy Buckman Gibson receives TAPPI Woman of the Year Award


May 10, 2019
By P&PC Staff
Kathy Buckman Gibson

May 10, 2019 – Kathy Buckman Gibson was recognized as Woman of the Year by the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry’s (TAPPI) Women in Industry Division at its recent annual PaperCon conference.

Buckman Gibson is a TAPPI Fellow and received the association’s Herman L. Joachim Distinguished Service Award in 2007. She has served as a trustee of the TAPPI Foundation and is a past board member of TAPPI, PIMA (Paper Industry Management Association) and the Center for Paper Business Industry Studies (CPBIS). She also served on the board of the Pulp and Paper Foundation of North Carolina State University.

Buckman Gibson is an owner and director of Buckman, a chemistry company for industries including pulp and paper. She has been involved with the pulp and paper industry for more than 25 years while working at Buckman in various capacities including as chief operating officer, general counsel and chairman of the board.

Currently Buckman Gibson is CEO and president of KBG Technologies, LLC, a joint venture between herself and Buckman established in 2018. KBG Technologies is a certified woman-owned business providing chemistries and smart technologies to the pulp and paper industry and water treatment market.

Buckman Gibson currently focuses her community efforts on expanding early childhood education and Pre-K in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee. She has also served in various leadership roles for National Girls Incorporated, United Way of the Mid-South, Mid-South Reading Alliance, the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, the National Civil Rights Museum and more.