Equipment & Systems
Top 10 Under 40: Meet Ivan Sretenovic from ProcessBarron
September 14, 2023 By Sukanya Ray Ghosh
The next generation of leaders in Canada’s pulp and paper industry are striving hard to build a resilient future. The winners of the 2023 Top 10 Under 40 program are constantly raising the bar for their peers with their forward-thinking initiatives and their zeal to make a lasting difference. The future of the industry is in the secure hands of these young professionals who not only take ownership of their responsibilities but contribute beyond what is expected of them.
The winners this year work in different roles and capacities within the industry, but share some key characteristics – strong work ethic, commitment to their roles and a desire to innovate and improve.
Today, we introduce Ivan Sretenovic, director of operations and sales at ProcessBarron – Southern Field Canada, Toronto, Ont.
With his drive and dedication, Ivan Sretenovic has quickly become the leader of ProcessBarron’s entire Canadian entity.
Chad Snyder, vice-president of ProcessBarron notes that Sretenovic’s knowledge within the pulp and paper industry is unequalled, especially in the area of air pollution control, which is a critical area for the industry at present.
Along with leading the company’s Canadian region, Sretenovic is a global subject matter expert in the Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) space, delivering countless conference updates and training, as well as authoring multiple pulp and paper industry articles.
Sretenovic is heavily focused on the environment and working with ProcessBarron’s Canadian pulp and paper customers to find ways to reduce emissions, looking at process changes and technology improvements wherever possible. His work has been published in the TAPPI journal and he is a contributor to Chapter 8 of the recently published Kraft Recovery Boilers, Third Edition (TAPPI Press).
Sretenovic’s background in quality management lends itself to a strong focus on continuous improvement and problem-solving efficiencies. He recently presented at the PACWEST conference in Vancouver, Canada, focusing on predictive monitoring technologies that customers can apply to their plant facilities to increase reliability and availability and decrease plant maintenance costs.
Sretenovic has a passion for supporting and helping customers coupled with deep product knowledge and personal drive that continues to deliver results for ProcessBarron’s pulp and paper customers across Canada on a yearly basis.
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