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WELCOME NEW TAPPI FELLOWS
Only a select group of members
receive the distinguished title of
TAPPI Fellow. The honor is conferred
in recognition of meritorious service
to the association and the industry. The
TAPPI Fellow designation is also conferred upon recipients of the Gunnar
Nicholson Gold Medal Award and those
who have served on TAPPI's Board of
Directors upon completion of their
term. TAPPI Fellows represent every
area of TAPPI and hail from countries
around the world, creating a truly global
fellowship of men and women whose
dedication, professionalism and high
personal standards define the best of
our industry. Eight new Fellows will join
this elite group in 2017:

TAPPI/PIMA WOMEN IN INDUSTRY
GROUP SELECTS FIRST HONOREE
WOMAN OF THE YEAR
NICKI SLUSSER,
JACKSON PAPER MANUFACTURING

Founded in 2015, the TAPPI/PIMA
Women in Industry Committee envisions
a competitive, diverse, and dynamic industry that offers long-term, fulfilling careers

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Brian Brogdon
Future Bridge
Consulting Services
TAPPI Member since 1992

Philip Wells
Wells Enterprises, Inc.
TAPPI Member since 1997

David Clay
Jacobs Engineering
TAPPI Member since 1975

From the TAPPI
Board of Directors:

Anthony Johnson
Beca AMEC
TAPPI Member since 1981

Paul Durocher
Sappi North America
TAPPI Member since 1982

Jim Niemiec
Verso
TAPPI Member since 1981

Chris Krumm
CorrChoice LLC
TAPPI Member since 1990

where women and men work in synergy.
The group's mission is to inspire and support the development of women in the forest
products, pulp, paper, tissue, packaging,
and associated industries by serving as a
resource for education and networking
opportunities that result in more women
leaders in the industry, fostering overall
industry health. 
The Woman of the Year Award seeks to
further these goals and to help share the stories of accomplished women in the industry.
As the award's first recipient, the committee
has selected Nicki Slusser, president and
COO of Jackson Paper Manufacturing. Says
Slusser, "It's always an honor to be recognized by your colleagues for your contributions to the industry."
Slusser came to Jackson Paper in January
of 2013 as VP of operations, after retiring
from a 33-year career in the paper industry
working for Georgia Kraft, Mead Corp.,
Champion Paper, and International Paper.
She has served in her current post since
August of 2014, and her leadership supports

Pete Augustine
Fabio Perini North America
TAPPI Member since 2013

a culture of success and support for her
employees and the community.
"Nicki understands the need for process
improvement as it relates to maximizing
profits through new technologies," notes
Randy Packer of the Summitt Group. "This
thought process is passed on to her management team so everyone has a voice and
is on the same page. Having been a former
mill manager, she is extremely in touch with
the day-to-day needs of her mill. Jackson is
located in downtown Sylva, so a close relationship with the city and county are key to
the success of the mill. They are like family."
Slusser has served as a PIMA board member and as president of PIMA in 2000. A
TAPPI Fellow, she also served as a TAPPI
board member from 2008-2010. During her
career she has also served on various Junior
Achievement, Chamber of Commerce, and
hospital boards.
The Women in Industry Committee offers
educational programs and a dynamic forum
for knowledge sharing and support. To learn
more, contact Raine Hyde at rhyde@tappi.org.

www.tappi.org


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - May/June 2017

Setpoint
Over the Wire
Leadership for a Changing Industry
An Ode to Small
The Graying of the Paper Industry
Suppliers Reach Out to Mill Leaders
Making a Difference: 2017 TAPPI/PIMA Awards
RISI’s Asian CEO of the Year
TAPPISAFE Offers Solid Benefits for Mills, Contractors
Reinventing Varkaus
Failure Isn’t Just an Option—It’s Unavoidable
Blower Technology Proves Its Worth
TAPPI Journal Summaries
Global Study: Most People Highly Value Paper and Print
The Changing World of OCC
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - intro
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Paper360 - May/June 2017 - cover1
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Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Setpoint
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Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Over the Wire
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Paper360 - May/June 2017 - An Ode to Small
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Paper360 - May/June 2017 - The Graying of the Paper Industry
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Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Suppliers Reach Out to Mill Leaders
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Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Making a Difference: 2017 TAPPI/PIMA Awards
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Paper360 - May/June 2017 - RISI’s Asian CEO of the Year
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Paper360 - May/June 2017 - TAPPISAFE Offers Solid Benefits for Mills, Contractors
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 33
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Reinventing Varkaus
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 35
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Failure Isn’t Just an Option—It’s Unavoidable
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 37
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Blower Technology Proves Its Worth
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 39
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 41
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Global Study: Most People Highly Value Paper and Print
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 43
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Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 45
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - The Changing World of OCC
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 47
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - TAPPI News
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - ASPI News
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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