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ASPI NEWS IN TOUCH CEOs Williams and Rubright Honored at ASPI Spring 2012 Meeting The Association of Suppliers to the Paper Industry (ASPI) honored two outstanding industry executives at their Spring 2012 Meeting in Naples, Florida. John D. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of Domtar Corporation, was named ASPI 2011 Customer Executive of the Year, and James A. Rubright, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RockTenn, was named ASPI 2012 Customer Executive of the Year. Each year ASPI grants this prestigious award 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/her company using a wide spectrum of supplied products and services. 2012 Customer Executive of the Year James A. Rubright (center), with ASPI Vice President Carl Howe (left) and ASPI President Bob Gallo (right). 2011 Customer Executive of the Year John D. Williams (center), with ASPI Vice President Carl Howe (left) and ASPI President Bob Gallo (right). Suppliers Called to Support Industry’s Innovation and Growth “It’s about being better together,” said Tom Lawson, Vice President Operations for Sonoco’s Primary Materials Group, speaking at the ASPI Spring meeting. “Today Sonoco is looking for supplier engagement from day one. Assist our growth efforts as we introduce new products and enhance our current products and efficiency.” Lawson also shared his critical areas for Sonoco in 2012 as well as their expectations for creative service and partnering models. Peter Frandina, Partner and Lead for the North American Forest Products Practice at Accenture, reviewed the results of his company’s Industry Pulse Survey, which asks industry executives for their opinions. Their latest survey addressed planning windows, confidence in the overall business climate, current business strategies, and the top three major actions industry executives plan for the year. Tom Lawson Pete Frandina ASPI Elects New President, Officers, and Board of Directors For ASPI’s 2012-14 term, Carl Howe, Vice President of Sales, Kadant Paperline Group, will serve as President, and Mike Gray, Vice President of Sales, Metso Paper North America, as Vice-President. Rob Quarles, Director of Strategic Ma rketing, Buck ma n, w i l l ser ve as Secretary, and Marcus Pillion, President of EagleBurgmann, as Treasurer. ASPI welcomes the addition of two new board members. Tony Fandetti, Vice President of Sales for Sulzer Process Pumps (US), and Lynn Townsend-White, CEO, Western Polymer Corporation. SAVE THE DATE: ASPI Fall 2012 Customer Alignment Meeting with Domtar September 10-12, 2012 Charlotte, North Carolina Check for program updates. 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. 70 Paper360º MARCH/APRIL 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - March/April 2012

Over the Wire . . . News Summary
Asian Innovation on the Rise
SPECIAL FEATURE: Tissue Industry
North America Shifts to Specialization
A Measured Success
Aligning Rolls in a Paper Machine Winder
Understanding Lightweighting
Sappi Biberist Tests a New Inline Sensor to Control OBAs and Colors
Process Control for Stickies
An Innovative Yankee Coating Program
Biopolymers in Papermaking
Best Practices in Product Development
Employee Work Restrictions Challenge Human Resources
Paper360° Online Exclusives
Association News

Paper360 - March/April 2012