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Executive of the Year Award
Open for 2017
Do you have a pulp, paper or packaging company customer that has done amazing things? Let them know you support their
success by nominating them for an ASPI
Award. Nominations are now open for the
ASPI offers two awards each year: ASPI
Customer Executive of the Year and ASPI
Excellence in Leadership Award. These
awards not only provide recognition for the
recipient, but promote ASPI's mission of supporting industry performance. The awards
provide an excellent opportunity to recognize
customers that have achieved outstanding
results at their facility or company; it's a great
way to let customers know that, as a supplier,
you recognize their achievement and support their progress. Only ASPI members may
This award is the highest honor ASPI can bestow on an individual.
It is granted to a paper industry executive who has demonstrated extraordinary
effectiveness in working with a range of suppliers to enhance productivity, efficiency
and effectiveness of his or her company.
Recent recipients include: Steve Voorhees, chief executive officer, WestRock
(2016); Randy Nebel, president, KapStone Kraft Paper Corporation (2015); and
Jack Sanders, president and CEO of Sonoco (2014.)
ASPI Excellence in
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 recipients include: Don Forst, director of capital equipment and manufacturing services, Global Sourcing, International Paper (2016); Tony Hobson, vice
president and resident mill manager, West Monroe, Graphic Packaging (2015); and
Paul Duncan, mill manger, KapStone Paper (2014).
Find entry forms for both awards on the ASPI website: www.aspinet.org. Please
complete the short nominations forms and submit no later than June 1, 2016. Submit
completed forms to Grayson Lutz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASPI Members Gain Insight on
Emanuella Enenajor, Vice President,
Bank of America / Merrill Lynch.
Attendees at ASPI's Fall 2015 Customer Alignment Meeting received an
expert view on current economic conditions when host company Georgia-Pacific invited
Emanuella Enenajor, vice president, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, to present an economic
outlook. Her detailed summary gave ASPI members an eye-opening look into the mechanics
of the U.S. economic recovery, current conditions and the projected financial landscape.
Enenajor reported that, while steady, the U.S. economic recovery of recent years has
been slower than expected. Growth has been at a rate of about 2.5 percent per year, what
she termed "a dollar headwind, not a hurricane." One factor slowing growth slightly has
been the appreciation of the U.S. dollar. She anticipates that in 2016 it's quite possible the
dollar will return to being "a more neutral force," and economic recovery will continue.
According to Enenajor, the labor market is showing significant improvement; highpaying job sectors are contributing to job growth, and the share of part-time jobs is
dropping. Both of these factors indicate "solid, substantial job growth," she said. Other
financial topics discussed were the Chinese economy and its impact on U.S. manufacturing; U.S. energy independence; and changing wage rate levels.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - March/April 2016
Over the Wire
Engineering: A Continuing Evolution
RISI’s European CEO of the Year
Sappi Europe: Serious About the Future of Paper
Reliability and Maintenance Beliefs – Part IV
Discovering Hidden Causes of Converting Problems
Barrier Technologies: The New Revolution in Food Packaging
Standard Bleaching Sequences Including an Ozone Stage – Part I
TAPPI Journal Summaries
SWM Gets Faster ERP Financial Data
Battling Rejection Burnout
Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - March/April 2016