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On the Move (September 01, 2008)


September 1, 2008
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Eileen Walters, Publisher of the Pulp & Paper Canada Magazine Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Yves Lavertu to the position of Editor in Chief of Pulp & Paper Canada magazine. Y…

Eileen Walters, Publisher of the Pulp & Paper Canada Magazine Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Yves Lavertu to the position of Editor in Chief of Pulp & Paper Canada magazine. Yves will continue to be responsible for P&PC’s French sister magazine, Les Papetires du Qubec and the French weekly newsletter, Le Parchemin. He will also oversee The Reporter and the group websites.

Yves has been involved in the forestry industry for over 20 years and has been the editor of Les Papetires du Qubec and Le Parchemin since July 2007. He is one of the founders of Les Papetires du Qubec, which was launched in 1990.

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Eileen Walters, Publisher of the Pulp & Paper Canada Magazine Group, and Yves Lavertu, Editor in Chief of Pulp & Paper Canada, are pleased to announce the appointment of Elyse Amend to the position of Assistant Editor of Pulp & Paper Canada Magazine Group, which includes Pulp & Paper Canada magazine, Les Papetires du Qubec, The Reporter, Le Parchemin, and two websites. Elyse is a graduate of Concordia University’s journalism program and comes to P&PC following a number of years working in community journalism, most recently at The Chronicle in Montreal’s West Island.

Teguh Ganda Wijaya of APP has been named the most powerful person in the global paper industry for 2008, according to results of a RISI Power List. The list is made up of the 50 most influential people in the sector, and is based on nominations from RISI editors, engineers, economists, professionals and experts.

When the recapitalization at Ainsworth becomes effective, Robert Chadwick, Jay Gurandiano, Paul Houston, Morley Koffman, John Lacey, Gordon Lancaster and Jonathan I. Mishkin will serve on the company’s new board of directors.

Colleen Walker has joined the Association of Suppliers to the Paper Industry (ASPI) as director of member relations.

Tim Spring has been named chief executive officer of Marcal Paper Mills.

Pat Bell is now Minister of Forests. He replaces Rich Coleman.

Catalyst Paper has appointed William Dickson to its board of directors.

NSERC Environmental Design Engineering Chair

Ecole Polytechnique (Montreal) launched its renewed NSERC Environmental Design Engineering Chair on Sept. 15 which is entitled Process Integration in the Pulp and Paper Industry. The renewed Chair program focuses on multidisciplinary systems analysis seeking to identify strategies and design methodologies for forestry companies wanting to transform successfully to the biorefinery. The Chair was the first of its kind established in Canada, and it boasts support from four forestry companies, as well as Natural Resources Canada. Chairholder Paul Stuart said: “We feel privileged to have the opportunity to continue our unique research program for a second term. We take this responsibility seriously — and want to help our partner forestry companies mitigate the substantial risks associated with biorefinery implementation.”


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