Pulp and Paper Canada

People (July 01, 2004)

July 1, 2004  By Pulp & Paper Canada



Tembec president and chief executive officer FRANK A. DOTTORI has received the first Rainforest Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership in sustainable forest management. Dottori was involved in two initiatives entitled Impact Zero and Forever Green, programs undertaken at Tembec that encourage the minimization of the impact of its manufacturing and forestry activities on the environment. Each year the Rainforest Alliance presents its Sustainable Standard-Setter and Green Globe Awards to individuals and corporations that have made a significant contribution to the areas of sustainability and conservation.


JOHN M. BERRA, president of Emerson Process Management, is the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s Lifetime Achievement Award in the process control and automation industry.

Berra is the third person in 42 years to be bestowed with the award.

Berra began his career as an instrument and electrical engineer. He joined Emerson as a marketing manager and in 1997 became president of the Fisher Rosemount division and executive vice president and process group business leader for Emerson. He oversees Emerson Process Management from its division headquarters in Austin, Texas.

TOBIN W. ALT is bringing his 20+ years of experience in the pulp and paper industry to Kadant Inc.’s Goslin Division. As the company’s newly appointed General Manager, Tobin will assume all responsibilities related to the recausticizing and evaporator business sectors.

Tobin is no stranger to either the mill or the supplier side of the industry. Prior to his appointment he held engineering, sales and management positions with companies such as Packaging Corporation of American, Dorr-Oliver and Ahlstrom.

MIKE RICE has been appointed superintendent for the PM1 at Weyerhaeuser Company’s Pine Hill containerboard operation. With 15 years of paper industry experience, Rice most recently worked at the company’s Longview operation in Washington, as manager of fine paper systems.

Rice’s new position sees him responsible for all facets of the paper machine’s daily operations, which include the production of linerboard and the durable brown paper used in shipping and packaging cartons.

Pulp & Paper Canada would like to welcome HEATHER LYNCH as the new assistant editor. She replaces JENNIFER ELLSON who left to pursue a career in Singapore. Heather can be reached at hlynch@pulpandpapercanada.com.

At the same time, we welcome EILEEN WALTERS as account manager. She replaces ZSOLT PATAKFALVI in this position, although Zsolt’s articles on mill people will still be enjoyed in the magazine. Eileen can be reached at ewalters@pulpandpapercanada.com.

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