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November 1, 2003
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Paprican scientists D.T. HRISTOPULOS and T. UESAKA have been awarded the 2003 Van den Akker Prize for Paper Physics for their paper, “A Model of Machine-Direction Tension Variations in Paper Webs with…

Paprican scientists D.T. HRISTOPULOS and T. UESAKA have been awarded the 2003 Van den Akker Prize for Paper Physics for their paper, “A Model of Machine-Direction Tension Variations in Paper Webs with Runnability Applications”, published in the Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2002.

JOHN ALLAN is the new Council of Forest Industries (COFI) president & CEO. He will continue as president of the BC Lumber Trade Council (BCLTC) although some elements of the trade file affected by domestic forest policy will revert to COFI.

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SP Newsprint Co. announced that JOSEPH R. GORMAN was selected as president and CEO, effective January 1, 2004. Gorman will succeed DR. JAMES L. BURKE, who will retire. Burke, 65, served as president & CEO of SP Newsprint Co. for over ten years.

MATS NORDLANDER has been appointed executive VP, Stora Enso’s Merchants Division and president of Papyrus. He will succeed SVEN ROSMAN, who is retiring.

CLIVE D. MORRISON was appointed VP and general manager of Smurfit-MBI. Morrison replaces LUIS MARTINEZ, who is leaving the organization to accept a position with Jefferson Smurfit Group in Europe.

KRISTIN PERSSON has joined Ridewell Suspensions as advertising director. She will be responsible for marketing Ridewell’s full line of truck, trailer, bus and motorcoach suspensions.

Bank of America Securities has announced that JENNY HOURIHAN has joined the firm as managing director and head of paper and forest products.

MARTINA J. HODGES, Thiele Kaolin VP of Business Planning, will retire effective February 1, 2004. Hodges joined Thiele in 1968 and spent much of her career in sales, including 8 years as VP of Sales.

DUSTIN HUGHES won the PAPTAC Award at the Youth-Science Foundation Canada-Wide Science Fair for his project, Carbon Mining: Fertilizer Dressed in Black. About 400 students in grades 7 to 12 join the competition, held in Calgary this year, honouring exceptional Canadian science projects.

IN MEMORIAM

LESLIE ELLIOT GARNETT, 84, who served the pulp and paper industry for nearly a half century, died on June 30, 2003.

Garnett, a native of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, left high school to support his family in 1936 and began working for the machine clothing company, Porritts & Spencer (now Voith Fabrics.) During World War II, he served with the Royal Canadian Navy. In 1962, Garnett became the mill superintendent at Skaneateles Falls, NY, before retiring in1984.

He will be missed by his family and the industry he so much loved.#text2#


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