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March 1, 2002
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Kruger has named Brian Tobin, former industry minister, as vice-chairman and director. Tobin was premier of Newfoundland in 2000.The Forest Stewardship Recognition Program has honored Ken Armson one t…

Kruger has named Brian Tobin, former industry minister, as vice-chairman and director. Tobin was premier of Newfoundland in 2000.

The Forest Stewardship Recognition Program has honored Ken Armson one the most influential professional foresters in Ontario’s history. The award recognizes Armson’s lifetime achievement as a leader in promoting both conservation and ecologically sound forest management practices.

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F. Trent Hill has resigned his position at Sonoco as vice president and chief financial officer. Charles J. Hupfer, corporate vice president-treasurer and corporate secretary, has been named interim chief financial officer pending selection of a permanent replacement. Hupfer joined Sonoco in 1975 and has served the company in various management positions in finance, accounting, tax, audit and treasury functions.

Boise Cascade elected Michael D. Rowsey as vice president, Logistics and Strategic Planning, Office Products. Rowsey, first joined the company in 1979 as an account executive. After other appointments in the 1990s, he returned to Boise Cascade’s office products business in 2000 as director of logistics and, since then, has been promoted to division vice president, Logistics, and division senior vice president, Logistics and Planning.

Tamfelt has appointed Seppo Holkko as Executive Vice President of its PMC division, which includes the North American sales office. Esko Pessi has been appointed as Executive Vice President of the Filter Fabric Division and remains in charge of the filter fabric unit. And Hannu Laine has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Corporate Planning. He is responsible for the development of Tamfelt Group’s business according to the company’s growth strategy.

Concert has named Rusty Ables, former divisional director of Concert’s German subsidiary AA-Tech Systems, as general manager for AA-Tech Canada. AA-Tech Systems and AA-Tech Canada are Concert’s 100% owned advanced airlaid technology engineering subsidiaries. Ables and his team were responsible for developing Concert’s advanced delivery systems including the second and third generation of festooning technologies.

Morten Hansen has been promoted to vice president of R&D for Concert’s Omega airlaid products. Ludwig Langer has been promoted to vice president global quality assurance coordinator. And Scott Barton has been promoted to vice president of Information Technology. He joined the company in January 2001 as Director of Information Technology for North America.


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