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Metso’s David Lang receives TAPPI process control award


March 30, 2012
By Pulp & Paper Canada

David Lang, currently senior applications manager, paper and board for Metso Automation, will receive the 2012 TAPPI Process Control Division Technical Award.  Award recipients will be recognized at PaperCon 2012, April 22-25, in New…

David Lang, currently senior applications manager, paper and board for Metso Automation, will receive the 2012 TAPPI Process Control Division Technical Award.  Award recipients will be recognized at PaperCon 2012, April 22-25, in New Orleans, La.

“David Lang has been a tireless and dedicated member whose efforts have provided great benefit to TAPPI and the pulp and paper industry. During a distinguished career in process control and automation that spans almost four decades he’s made notable contributions to both paper machine control technology and application development,” notes Larry N. Montague, TAPPI president and CEO.

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Lang received a B.S. in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University. He was a post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto Chemical Engineering Department. In 1974 he joined Electronic Associates Ltd. in Toronto, which in 1975 became Sentrol Systems, and was later purchased by Valmet Automation (now Metso Automation). Initially an R&D controls engineer he progressed through several positions culminating in the director of applications development position. He then moved into his current position in the marketing area.

TAPPI is an association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging and converting industries and publisher of Paper360° and TAPPI Journal. 


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