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April 1, 2003
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H. Wayne Brafford, VP and general manager of the Converting, Specialty and Pulp Division of International Paper, was elected chairman of the American Forest & Paper Association’s Printing-Writing Pape…

H. Wayne Brafford, VP and general manager of the Converting, Specialty and Pulp Division of International Paper, was elected chairman of the American Forest & Paper Association’s Printing-Writing Paper Group and its executive committee. He succeeds Richard G. Verney, chairman and CEO of Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc.

John Faraci was promoted as International Paper’s president and elected as a member of board of directors. Maura Abeln Smith was named senior VP and general counsel.

Martin Hope was appointed VP and chief financial officer of New Skeena Forest Products Inc. Hope has over 10 years of senior level experience in the forest industry in British Columbia.

Ronald W. Rousseau is the new interim director at the new Institute of Paper Science and Technology at Georgia Tech. in Atlanta.

Ronald P. Kelner was appointed president of Deublin Company, where he succeeds Anthony D. Liano, who has become vice-chairman.

PanAsia Paper announces the appointments of Alain Croisetiere to senior VP special projects and Terry Hamilton to managing director of PanAsia Paper Thailand.

Leroy J. Barry retired from Madison Paper Industries where he was president and CEO, before becoming a senior advisor in 2002.

Cascades Inc. announced the appointments of Robert Chevrier and David McAusland to the company’s board of directors.

Barbara Kux joined Stora Enso’s board of directors. Kux is an executive director at Ford Motor Company in Germany and non-executive director at Hero, a Swiss food company.

Gary Abrams was appointed president of Schneider Electric in Canada. He replaces Chris Curtis, who has returned to the US as VP sales and services.

R. Dirk Stinson succeeds John Thuot as president and CEO, Clean Energy Combustion Systems Inc.

Christian Hanson, president and CEO of Douglas-Hanson, was selected as 2003 CMM International Converter of the Year. The award is presented biennially to a converter, supplier, educator or consultant who has significantly advanced converting technology, business practices, industry education, or standards development.#text2#