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Georgia Tech Professional Education, in partnership with the College of
Engineering and the Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI), announces the
first graduating cohort for the Professional Master's in Manufacturing
Leadership (PMML) degree.
Graduates obtained their master's degree in manufacturing leadership. The
degree combines leadership, technical and business aspects. The two-year
postgraduate program enables working professionals to build the expertise
needed to master complex, wide-ranging manufacturing challenges while
maintaining full-time jobs.
"We salute graduates for their dedication in pursuing a demanding academic
program while continuing their employment responsibilities, and-most
importantly-for their achievement of this milestone in their career
development," said Norman Marsolan, RBI executive director and academic
director of PMML.

Polymag Tek and Static Clean
International have recently entered into a
strategic alliance agreement that will allow each
company to be the North American distributor
for the other's product portfolios.
Valmet:
* has launched its new IQ Converting Scanner
for self-adhesive laminates and other paper
and board converting machines.
* will deliver a new gravity feed chipper to
Sappi Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd Ngodwana.
* will supply a complete tissue production
line, including Focus rewinder and an
extensive automation package, to Crown
Paper Mill (CPM) in Abu Dhabi.
Voith:
* has supplied the Bank Note Paper
Mill India with two new complete
production lines.
* has introduced its new VForm hydrofoils,
which makes it possible to precisely adjust
the activity of a pulp suspension, increasing
dewatering capacity.
* Voith Digital Solutions has opened its
high-tech Digital Campus in Raleigh, NC.

EVENTS

* PPI 2017 Awards Ceremony:
Nov. 29, Brussels, Belgium.
www.events.risiinfo.com/ppi-awards.
* RISI European Conference: March 5-7,
Barcelona, Spain. www.events.risiinfo.
com/european-conference.
* TAPPI PaperCon 2018: April 15-18,
Charlotte, NC. www.papercon.org.
* TAPPI International Flexible Packaging
and Extrusion Conference: April 22-25,
Charlotte, NC. www.events.tappiplace.org.
* International Conference on
Nanotechnology, June 11-14, Madison, WI.
www.conference.tappinano.org.
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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017

Mark Kowlzan named
RISI NA CEO of the Year
Mark Kowlzan, chairman and chief executive officer
of Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), has been
named the RISI 2017 North American CEO of the Year.
Kowlzan received the award at the RISI North American
Conference in October.
RISI's North American CEO of the Year is nominated
by a group of investment analysts and portfolio managers covering the North American and global pulp and
paper industry. Analysts credited Kowlzan for growing
Mark Kowlzan, PCA
RISI North American
PCA in containerboard and corrugated packaging, while
CEO of the Year
operating the firm at the highest EBITDA margin among
North American publicly-traded containerboard producers.
In Q1 2017, PCA generated a 21.7 percent EBITDA margin-the highest among
publicly-traded North American containerboard producers. One analyst said that
PCA under Kowlzan has "continued to put up best-in-class margins and expand its
converting presence. The company has maintained a strong balance sheet and, with
stock at all-time highs, is poised for another growth step."
Another credited Kowlzan for "solid integration improvement and attractive M&A"
activity. In the last year, PCA spent US$486 million on acquiring two independent
converters, TimBar Packaging and Columbus Container. The acquisitions followed the
late-2014 conversion of a newsprint machine at its DeRidder, LA, mill to containerboard
production. The company also acquired Boise Paper, which operates a containerboard
and box unit in the US, for US$1.27 billion in late 2014. The company is upgrading
the converted D 3 machine in DeRidder, adding about 150,000 tons of incremental
linerboard capacity by mid-2018.
Kowlzan has served as PCA's chairman since January 2016 and as CEO and director
since July 2010. From 1998 through June 2010, Kowlzan led the company's containerboard mill system, first as vice president and general manager, and then as senior
vice president-containerboard. From 1996 through 1998, Kowlzan served in various
senior mill-related operating positions with PCA and Tenneco Packaging, including as
manager of the Counce linerboard mill. Prior to joining Tenneco Packaging, Kowlzan
spent 15 years at International Paper, where he held a series of operational and managerial positions within its mill organization.
Earlier this year, Kowlzan was also named the TAPPI/PIMA Executive of the Year.
That honor is presented to senior-level executives in the pulp, paper, or converting
industries for excellence in management and outstanding contributions to the industry
as a whole.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - November/December 2017

Setpoint
Over the Wire
Rebuilds and Conversions
Proud to be a Papermaker
The New Cascades
Operational Data Helps Mills Meet Challenges
Papermaking Best Practices with Vacuum-Dewatering Systems: Part 2
TAPPI Library is an Industry Resource
Managing the Decline of Graphic Paper Demand
TAPPI Journal Summaries
2017 PPI Awards Finalists
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Intro
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - cover1
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - cover2
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 3
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 4
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 5
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Setpoint
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 7
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Over the Wire
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 10
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 11
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Rebuilds and Conversions
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 23
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Proud to be a Papermaker
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 25
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 27
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 28
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 29
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - The New Cascades
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 31
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 32
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 33
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Operational Data Helps Mills Meet Challenges
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 35
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 36
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 37
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Papermaking Best Practices with Vacuum-Dewatering Systems: Part 2
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 39
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Managing the Decline of Graphic Paper Demand
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 41
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 43
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 44
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 45
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 2017 PPI Awards Finalists
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 47
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - TAPPI News
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - ASPI News
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - cover3
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