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TAPPI Turns 100
If you missed tAPPI's Centennial Celebration and PaperCon2015 in April, you
missed a lot! Held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, the conference
set attendance records, celebrated TAPPI's 100th anniversary and attracted a record number
of attendees from around the world. Here are just a few highlights.
This year's executive panel included James Hannon, president
and CEO of Georgia-Pacific; David Scheible, chairman and CEO of
Graphic Packaging; Steven Voorhees, CEO of RockTenn; and John
Panichella, CEO and president of Solenis.
The venerable Couch Pit University inducted eight new members
and a host more turned out for the ceremony and dinner.
On the Sunday before PaperCon, eight individuals
were named TAPPI fellows, an honorary title bestowed
upon just a small number of members for extraordinary
technical or service contributions.
Chris Luettgen, TAPPI chair (left) and Larry N.
Montague, TAPPI president and CEO, lead the
toast at TAPPI's 100th anniversary celebration.
James Hannan, president and CEO of
Georgia-Pacific, receives PIMA's Executive
of the Year award.
More than 150 exhibitors took advantage of an active show floor (shown here just
before the exhibition opened.)
To commemorate the centennial
occasion, TAPPI published a
100-year book that tracks the
association, as well as pulp and
paper innovations, from 1915 when
TAPPI was founded.
At 15 years of age, Ameya D.
Chavda, a 9th grader from The
Hockaday School in Dallas, Texas,
is possibly the youngest poster
presenter at a TAPPI event. Chavda
presented research conducted
under the supervision of Dr. Seshadri
Ramkumar and Dr. Vinitkumar
Singh at The Texas Tech University,
More than 2,500 people attended PaperCon,
topping last year's attendance by a wide margin.
Here the audience listens to the motivational group,
Afterburner, at the opening session.
Many international visitors helped celebrate the occasion,
including this large group from Sweden.
About 1,000 people attended TAPPI's blacktie-optional gala to celebrate the association's
Larry N. Montague, TAPPI president and CEO,
congratulates actors who helped bring to life
the history of TAPPI during the association's
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - May/June 2015
Over the Wire
An Interview with James Hannan
Special Capabilities at Lincoln Paper
TAPPI Journal Summaries
Dewatering Fibrous Sludge with Soy Protein
Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - May/June 2015