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intouch | ASPI NEWS ASPI Customer Executive of the Year Award Award Nominations 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 2017 Awards. 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 make nominations. 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 Leadership Award 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: Please complete the short nominations forms and submit no later than June 1, 2016. Submit completed forms to Grayson Lutz at ASPI Members Gain Insight on the Economy Emanuella Enenajor, Vice President, Bank of America / Merrill Lynch. 68 Paper360º MARCH/APRIL 2016 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
Consolidation Watch
SWM Gets Faster ERP Financial Data
Battling Rejection Burnout
Association News
Index of Advertisers

Paper360 - March/April 2016