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May 1, 2005
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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RICHARD WINIGER has been named vice president of Western Timberlands at Weyerhaeuser. He succeeds THOMAS GIDEON, who was recently appointed senior vice president of Weyerhaeuser Timbe…

RICHARD WINIGER has been named vice president of Western Timberlands at Weyerhaeuser. He succeeds THOMAS GIDEON, who was recently appointed senior vice president of Weyerhaeuser Timberlands.

Weyerhaeuser has also announced that PETER MELLBLOM is the new plant manager for the Delaware Trus Joist facility. Mellbom was previously the technical director for the company’s custom manufacturing in Boise, Idaho.

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Kemira has named HANNU MELARTI president of the company’s pulp & paper chemicals business in North America. He joins the company from Metso Corporation, where he served as president of Metso USA.

KAI KORHONEN has been appointed senior executive vice president of Stora Enso Packaging Boards. He continues as a member of the Executive Management Group.

PEKKA LAAKSONEN has been named senior executive vice president of Stora Enso Fine Paper, and continues as a member of the EMG.

THOMAS GRACE, emeritus professor at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology in Atlanta, GA, has been inducted into the Industry International Hall of Fame, a non-profit organization that recognizes people who have made preeminent contributions to the paper industry worldwide.

DR. ARTHUR J. RAGAUSKAS, a professor at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology has been elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation has promoted JOHN KNUDSEN to the newly created position of vice president, strategic planning, corrugated container division. TOM PIGGOT succeeds him as vice president and region manager, corrugated container division.

VESA VAINIO has been reelected chairman of UPM’s board of directors. JORMA OLLILA and BERNDT BRUNOW were elected vice chairmen.

Packaging Dynamics Corporation has appointed GENE GENTILI as executive vice president of the company.

HANS P. BLACK has been appointed to Abitibi-Consolidated’s board of directors.

JOHANNA SINTONEN has been appointed vice president, investor relations at Metso Corporation, effective May 16th. In her new role, Sintonen will be responsible for the development and management of the company’s investor relations, and will report to OLLI VAARTIMO, executive vice president and CFO.

Norske Skog’s election committee has suggested the company expand its board of directors from seven, to nine members. INGRID WIIK and ANNETTE BRODIN RAMPE have been recommended for election as new directors, whereas LARS WILHELM GROHOLT has been recommended for reelection. As EGIL MYKLEBUST, the current deputy chair, is not standing for reelection, the committee has nominated OIVIND LUND to assume this position.


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