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intouch | ASPI NEWS Mark Watkins receives AsPI special recognition Award At its 2015 Spring Meeting in February, ASPI honored Mark Watkins, now retired from MeadWestvaco (MWV), for his foundational support of the ASPI Customer Alignment Initiative (CAI), whereby suppliers have the opportunity to hear directly from paper company executives in order to better align themselves with that company's strategic and operational objectives. Watkins championed the Initiative within MWV, securing ASPI's first Customer Alignment Meeting there in the fall of 2008. Since then, seven CAI meetings have been conducted at pulp company sites, and they continue to receive high marks from papermakers and suppliers alike. ASPI sincerely appreciates Mark's dedication and support and is pleased to honor him with this award. Mark Watkins retired in September 2014 as senior vice president of MWV, where he had responsibility for corporate engineering, stewardship, sustainability, safety, health and environmental issues. Watkins began his career in the paper industry in 1977 as a process engineer at Union Camp's Franklin, Va., mill and later served as vice president of technology for Mead Corporation. georgia-Pacific to host AsPI 2015 Fall Customer Alignment Meeting ASPI is pleased to announce that Georgia-Pacific (G-P), will host the ASPI 2015 fall Customer Alignment meeting, to be held at G-P headquarters in Atlanta on October 12-14, 2015. G-P will be the eighth customer host of ASPI's Customer Alignment Initiative (CAI), launched in 2007 to assist suppliers in aligning their procedures and products with the evolving needs and requirements of their customers. Plan to attend this important event! AsPI seeking nominations for Major Awards Nominations are now open for two 2016 ASPI awards: Customer Executive of the Year and the Excellence in Leadership Award. These awards offer ASPI members the opportunity to honor their customer executives for outstanding leadership. The Customer Executive of the Year Award is the highest honor that ASPI can bestow on an individual and is presented annually to a customer executive who has worked diligently within his company, and with his company's suppliers, to dramatically increase the benefits to his company of supplied goods and services. Recent past recipients include: Randy Nebel, president, KapStone Kraft Paper Corporation (2015); M. Jack Sanders, CEO, Sonoco (2014); and Alexander Toeldte, CEO, Boise (2013). The ASPI Excellence in Leadership Award honors senior level managers for unique and creative leadership of their employees and key suppliers during major projects. Recent past recipients include: Tony Hobson, mill manager, Graphic Packaging International (2015); Paul Duncan, mill manager, KapStone Paper (2014); and Sandra L. LeBarron, director of environmental, health and safety, Finch Paper LLC (2013). Any ASPI member can nominate a candidate, and nominations are due by May 1, 2015. Forms are available at The Association of Suppliers to the Paper Industry (ASPI) is the only association solely focused on providing membership benefits to companies supplying the global pulp and paper industry. All ASPI activities follow strict antitrust guidelines. 88 Paper360ยบ MARCH/APRIL 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - March/April 2015

Guest Editorial
Over the Wire
TAPPI's Centennial: A Celebration 100 Years in the Making
Precision Alignment of Winders
Single-stream Waste Processing
iRoll at Irving
Fully Automated Continuous Digester
Twin Roll Press Upgrade
TAPPI Journal Summaries
Effluent Treatment
Microfibrils to Transform Paper Furnish
Consolidation Watch
Knowledge Builder
New Energy Windfall
Power from Waste
Safety Survey
Association News
Online Exclusives
Advertisers Index

Paper360 - March/April 2015