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Pulp and paper’s future leaders: Meet Jeremy Saunders


February 26, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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Jeremy Saunders, Solenis.

Have you nominated a colleague yet for Pulp & Paper Canada’s 2021 Top 10 Under 40 contest?

We’re sharing last year’s winners ahead of the nomination deadline on Apr. 9.

Whether they work in operations, maintenance, sales or technical support, these future pulp and paper leaders all share a strong work ethic, exhibit initiative and curiosity, and demonstrate a commitment to training and safety.

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Today we’re highlighting Jeremy Saunders, senior key account manager for Solenis in Burlington, Ont.

“Most readers here will admit that they have had ‘one of those days’ in a paper mill where there are just too many things to do and not enough time to do them. In Jeremy’s case, his first day on the job turned out to be ‘one of those days,’” says Saunders’s former colleague Shawn Watkins.

“Jeremy immediately dove into the work within five minutes of starting, and by the end of the very long day, all of us were left with zero doubt that a great hire had been made.”

The 32-year-old Saunders has worked for Solenis for the past six years, bringing what Watkins deems an “unparalleled” technical knowledge of the chemicals and tissue industries to clients in the pulp and paper industry.

“Jeremy immediately dove into the work within five minutes of starting, and by the end of the very long day, all of us were left with zero doubt that a great hire had been made.”

“When it comes to mentorship, Jeremy doesn’t try to teach what he knows; instead he listens in order to understand where he can guide and offer assistance to each individual mentee,” says Watkins. “Jeremy will never give you the impression that he knows it all, but he will always share the knowledge.”

An East Coast native, Saunders graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a chemical engineering degree, and is well versed in process optimization, control and engineering.

“His passion for the craft as well as his work ethic will surely carry him toward a career where he will be seen as one of the top tissue experts in the world,” says Watkins.

Nominate a colleague in the 2021 Top 10 Under 40 competition by Apr. 9! For criteria and nomination forms, click here.