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October 1, 2004
By Pulp & Paper Canada

JUHANI PAKKALA has been elected to Albany International’s board of directors. At 58 years of age, Pakkala served as president and CEO of Metso Paper in Finland from 1999 until his retirement in July 2003. He also served in a number of executive po…

JUHANI PAKKALA has been elected to Albany International’s board of directors. At 58 years of age, Pakkala served as president and CEO of Metso Paper in Finland from 1999 until his retirement in July 2003. He also served in a number of executive positions in companies within the Metso group in Finland, Canada and the U.S. Pakkala’s addition brought the total number of Albany’s board members to 10.

Multi-Color Corporation has announced that EDWARD ALLEN has accepted the position of president of its packaging services division.

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With more than 20 years of experience in operations and manufacturing in the personal care and food industries, Allen will be responsible for the leadership, management and growth of Multi-Color’s packaging services business, including identifying and integrating strategic acquisitions.

WAYNE RANCOURT has been elected vice president and treasurer of Boise Cascade. He first joined the company is 1983 in the Internal Audit Department. Prior to his appointment, he was director of retirement funds and risk management for the company.

STEVEN KELCHEN has joined Caraustar Industries as the company’s vice president of its Custom Packaging Group. His new role will see him responsible for the management and sales operations of the company’s folding carton and specialty packaging facilities.

Prior to his appointment, Kelchen held management positions with James River Corporation and Smurfit-Stone.

GEORGE MALPASS has announced his resignation from Riverside Forest Products board of directors. At the same time, Malpass has elected to leave his position as director of International Forest Products Limited. His decision comes on the heels of news of a potential transaction between Riverside and Interfor. Malpass confirmed his concurrent resignations were taken in a step to avoid a potential conflict of interest should the transaction follow through.

SANDY FULTON has been appointed senior vice president of Interfor’s U.S. operations. His appointment is the result of Interfor’s completion of the Crown Pacific transaction, as it now owns the sawmill assets of Crown Pacific.

Prior to his appointment, Fulton acted as executive vice president of operations at Crown Pacific from 1998 to 2001.

CARMIE LATO has been promoted as PAPTAC’s (Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada) manager of events. She replaces JO-ANN ROY, an industry veteran of 25 years. Lato assumed her new duties mid-September.

Voith Fabrics has announced the promotion of MARC BEGIN to the position of tissue coordinator for the Americas, and TINY WILLEMS to the same position for Europe. The occupations have been newly implemented in an effort to improve communication and service to the company’s tissue customers.

Begin and Willems will serve in an advisory capacity to the regional sales management teams in their respective regions. The duo will also continue to work as strategic account managers for their particular corporations.

LEE ALFORD was appointed senior vice president of residential wood products at Weyerhaeuser, and WILLIAM CORBIN was elected executive vice president of industrial wood products and international for the company.

HANNU KASURINEN has been appointed senior vice president of strategy and business development for Stora Enso.

SUSAN STEVENSON, PAPRICAN’s group leader of publications, photography and video services has retired. An industry veteran of over ten years, Stevenson first launched her career in the pulp and paper field as an editor at Pulp & Paper Canada.

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