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June 1, 2002
By Pulp & Paper Canada

National Bank of Canada chairman Andr Brard has joined Montreal-based Kruger Inc. as a director. A member of the Order of Canada, he also serves on the boards of several other prominent Canadian com…

National Bank of Canada chairman Andr Brard has joined Montreal-based Kruger Inc. as a director. A member of the Order of Canada, he also serves on the boards of several other prominent Canadian companies.

Cascades named Denis Jean as president and CEO of its Fine Paper Group, with responsibility for the whole operation, as well as business development. He will be replacing Martin Pelletier, who has retired but remains on the board of directors.

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Charles J. Hupfer was named chief financial officer and a member of Sonoco’s executive committee. With 27 years of experience, he was named interim CFO in February following the resignation of F. Trent Hill.

Georgia-Pacific Corp. has named Jim Redding as vice president of its North American consumer products retail sales. He was formerly senior director of retail sales in the company’s consumer products group.

Dr. Melvin T. Tyree, USDA Forest Service, will be awarded the Stora Enso 2002 Marcus Wallenberg prize of 2 million Swedish kronor for his pioneering scientific discoveries leading to basic understanding of water relation in trees.

Fiedler has appointed a new vice president, Jrgen Lehmann, to be based in Alpharetta, GA. Lehmann is replacing Aurel Forgaci, who has returned to Germany to head the Paper Division in Regensburg.

Wade Chute has been appointed as manager of Alberta Research Council’s Pulp and Paper Business Unit. He will develop and implement strategic plans, and interact with public and private entities to develop new business opportunities and technical partnerships.

Philadelphia Gear Corporation has hired Stephen Verget as CFO. He brings in 23 years of experience as a finance leader with Dupont, and will be responsible for leading all accounting, financial analysis and treasury functions.

Ronald Swanson has retired as senior vice president of Stora Enso North America’s Magazine Papers.

Bob Brauns brings his 40 years of experience with Beloit Corp. to the IBS TOP PRO program as its new leader. This program provides papermakers with a thorough evaluation of the forming operation of top-formers and provides recommendations for long-range improvements.

The Alberta Sustainable Resource Development announced the new executive directors of Integrated Regional Services: Ken McCrae, Northwest Region (Peace River); Neil Barker, Northeast (Lac La Biche); Patrick Guidera, Southwest (Rocky Mountain House); Domenic Ruggieri, Southeast (Calgary).

R. Bruce Arnold now leads ASTM Paper Standard Group as chairman of Committee D06 on Paper and Paper Products. The 80-member committee develops specifications, terminology, sampling and test methods for paper and paper products.

John T. Dillon, chairman of the Business Round Table and CEO of International Paper was awarded the Adam Smith Business Citizen Award. The award recognizes a key business leader for the outstanding contributions to the principles of free enterprise, in memory of 18th century philosopher, Adam Smith.


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