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August 1, 2004
By Pulp & Paper Canada

GUILLAUME GIGNAC has been appointed QMI product manager, forest products sector to the board of directors of the Forest Resources Association. He was additionally ordained vice chairman of the FRA’s international committee. Gignac’s involvement wi…

GUILLAUME GIGNAC has been appointed QMI product manager, forest products sector to the board of directors of the Forest Resources Association. He was additionally ordained vice chairman of the FRA’s international committee. Gignac’s involvement with the organization spans a decade.

MACK HOGANS has retired his position as senior vice president, corporate affairs at Weyerhaeuser Company. He will officially step down at the end of 2004, but has already begun to scale back his activities and responsibilities. Hogans first joined the company in 1979 as a forester and held numerous positions in the wood products business and government affairs prior to his VP appointment in 1995.

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JAMES E HEALEY has joined Sappi Limited as the pulp and paper group’s non-executive director. With 37 years of experience in various financial positions, the company is pleased to welcome him aboard. “He will bring a new and wide international perspective to our debates and a wealth of financial and corporate governance experience to the board,” said Sappi chairman Eugene van As.

There are two new faces at Stora Enso Paper and Financial Services. HANNU KASURINEN has been appointed senior vice president of strategy and business development, Stora Enso Paper. MARKUS RAURAMO has accepted a position as senior vice-president and group treasurer of financial services. Both joined the group in 1993.

BEN THORP, Agenda 2020 Deployment Director for Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Corp., Georgia, has retired. Throughout his career, Thorp made many valuable contributions to innovative projects within the forest products industry. He is also one of the contributors to the formulation of forest biorefinery.

Stockton Pacific Enterprises has promoted mill manager JIM LUND to the position of vice president of manufacturing. The promotion is Lund’s second this year, having been named mill manager in March. He will assume his new responsibilities immediately.

HIDEAKI HAMADA has been appointed chief financial officer of Yupo Corporation America, the synthetic paper manufacturer. Hamada will be based at the company’s headquarters in Chesapeake, Virginia.

JUHA RANTANEN, president and CEO of Ahlstrom Corporation has accepted the CEO position of Outokumpu Group. The effective date has been set for January 1, 2005. However, he will start three months prior, on October 1, 2004. Rantanen has worked for Ahlstrom since 1997.

GAIL PETERSEN, principle of Datamasters, Vancouver, BC received the Kenneth H. Philips Specialist Group Award. Annually presented to pulp and paper professionals, the award recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding service as a member of one of PIMA’s professional specialist groups.


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