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1. CHEUNG YAN
NINE DRAGONS PAPER
RISI's Asian CEO of the Year for the second time,
Cheung Yan continues at the helm of one of the most
amazing success stories the industry has ever seen.
And the positive results just keep on coming: earlier
in the year the company issued a profit alert reporting that the group's core profit for the six months ending December 2016
has increased by 45 percent on the same period over 2015. Sales volume
for the six months hit an historical high at 7.1 million metric tons, despite
the fact that no new paper machines started up in that period. In a recent
RISI interview Cheung Yan stated, "I am very positive about the future
of the packaging and paperboard market; demand will continue to grow
as people's living standards continue to be raised."
2. MARK SUTTON
INTERNATIONAL PAPER
Sutton smartly pulled the plug on the firm's Asia
corrugated and boxboard business and continues
to strongly lead the firm's dominant position in
North America's largest and most successful business today: containerboard and corrugated boxes.
Also, he has led the company further forward with additional specialty
pulp capacity at Franklin, VA, and the Riegelwood, NC, mill. Sutton is
a pure US paper industry leader with a global touch who understands
American business, growing from his LSU college days in the Southern
US and running mills within the IP system.
3. WALTER SCHALKA
SUZANO
For an unprecedented third consecutive year,
Schalka has earned RISI's Latin American CEO of
the Year. He again earned plaudits from the analysts
choosing the winner for his work on the bottom line.
As one said, "He has been quite vocal about increasing pulp prices and Suzano seems to have taken the lead recently with
announcing them." On the mill side, Schalka brought Suzano into the
tissue sector and he was recognized for knowledge of the market. As one
analyst cited, "He stands out in terms of efficiency and transparency with
the market, always being clear with the company's strategy. In 2016, he
did a very good job with the paper market even though the pulp scenario
was under pressure."
4. STEVE VOORHEES
WESTROCK
Under his leadership, WestRock continues to
move ahead. It has completed the sale of its Home,
Health and Beauty business to Silgan Holdings for
approximately US$1.025 billion in cash. The company expects to use the proceeds from the sale of the
business in connection with its previously announced purchase of Multi
Packaging Solutions International. In March, WestRock acquired Star
Pizza Box, the largest US manufacturer and distributor of pizza boxes.
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One contact familiar with the deal said Star will provide an outlet for
WestRock's containerboard and white top linerboard production. Other
management moves-e.g., the SP acquisition-have proven very beneficial to the company over the years. It also recently announced that it wants
to invest US$50 million in new wood chip storage and transfer facilities
at its paper mill in West Point, VA. It again has been named to Fortune
Magazine's annual list of the "World's Most Admired Companies."
5. CRISTIANO TEXEIRA
KLABIN
Another newcomer to the list with big shoes to fill, Texeira has replaced
Fabio Schvartsman as Klabin's man in charge. He comes in on a wave of
optimism as the company's first foray into market pulp, the Puma project,
reached design capacity in April after a shutdown; cash costs per metric
ton have also been reduced. It started up in March 2016. Texeira joined
Klabin in 2011 and was recently executive officer for corrugated board,
industrial bags, containerboard, and kraft papers.
6. ANTHONY PRATT
PRATT INDUSTRIES
The company's go-getter global chairman received
a standing ovation from President Donald Trump
at an event in New York City in May after pledging
to invest in the US. "I'd like to pledge another US$2
billion over the next 10 years, doubling our rate of
investment, to create an additional 5,000 high-paying manufacturing jobs
mainly in the Midwest," Pratt said. During the past couple of decades,
the Australian billionaire has spent about US$2.5 billion building Pratt
Industries into the sixth largest US containerboard producer, with four
recycled containerboard mills and more than 60 box plants generating US$3 billion in sales. The Midwest has been a major area of recent
investment, but recent speculation has been on Pratt Industries' future
expansion plans in the West, where the company bought Robert Mann
Packaging. Pratt has talked of plans to build a US$1 billion corrugated
box business in California and possibly add a mill on the West Coast.
More recently, he mentioned plans to build a "high-tech, robotic" box
plant in California for more than US$70 million that could be capable
of producing 135,000 tpy of corrugated.
7. TEGUH WIJAYA
APP
No power list in the pulp and paper industry
would be complete without Wijaya, chairman of
APP. The company continues on its mission to be the
biggest player globally, with the recent start-up of the
2.8 million metric tpy Oki pulp mill in Indonesia-
the mill is now reportedly running at about 80 percent of full capacity.
All the output so far from the greenfield mill has been shipped to APP's
own mills for paper and board production. The company is also expanding massively in its tissue production with the recent order of eight huge
units from Italian supplier Toscotec, which will each produce 100,000
tpy. On the environmental front, positive progress is finally being made
on reengaging with FSC, which disassociated itself from APP in 2007.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - July/August 2017

Setpoint
Over the Wire
Euroports Extends Its Reach
Ensuring a Tight Load
Riding the Rails
Trailer Flooring Makes a Difference in Paper Roll Transport
Top 50 Power List
CEPI’s New Director General: ‘A Remarkable Industry'
Värö’s Expansion for the Future
Model Behavior: Understanding Virtual Process Integration
Mondi Štĕtí Chooses Direct Drive Technology
The Knowledge Trail
TAPPI Journal Summaries
How Does China’s Containerboard Market Compare to the US?
Industry Trends in Graphic Paper
Will China Ban Mixed Paper Imports?
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Setpoint
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Trailer Flooring Makes a Difference in Paper Roll Transport
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Top 50 Power List
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - CEPI’s New Director General: ‘A Remarkable Industry'
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Värö’s Expansion for the Future
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Model Behavior: Understanding Virtual Process Integration
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Mondi Štĕtí Chooses Direct Drive Technology
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - The Knowledge Trail
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - How Does China’s Containerboard Market Compare to the US?
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Industry Trends in Graphic Paper
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Will China Ban Mixed Paper Imports?
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - TAPPI News
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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