Paper360 - November/December 2015 - (Page 6)
Saying Hello and Saying Goodbye
Once again we are pleased to bring you our annual "Proud to
be a Papermaker" issue in which we pay tribute to more companies and
individuals who have gone the extra mile in our industry: from staying
the course when times were tough, to breaking new ground for nanocellulose, to promoting the sustainability of our industry, to undertaking
projects that help those in need. These are the people and companies
we are proud to call our colleagues.
This issue also marks my last as editor of Paper360°. After 33 years
in this industry, including the last 10 with this magazine, I've decided
to explore other possibilities in the next phase of my life.
The past 10 years have been extremely satisfying for me. In 2006, I took
an early retirement from Metso (today Valmet) to pursue my passion for
photography and writing. I hadn't figured on staying in the industry, but
the offer that TAPPI presented was just too good to pass up: to help start
a new magazine, and have the freedom to run it. During that time I've
had the pleasure and honor to work with great staff members, volunteers
and industry experts. I can't thank TAPPI enough for that opportunity.
Through the efforts of a great team of sales and publishing experts,
Paper360° has grown to become one of the most respected publications in the field. And just last month we were able to announce that as
of January, 2016, RISI's Pulp & Paper International (PPI) magazine
will be merged into Paper360°, including such popular content as the
Top 5o Power List, Top 100 Paper Manufacturers, PPI Awards coverage
and market trends and viewpoints.
This growth is personally satisfying to me and a credit to the many
talented individuals who have contributed such great articles during
our growing years.
Although I'm sad to be leaving a publication that I've cared about
for so long, I feel confident that I leave it in good hands. My successor, Ms. Jan Bottiglieri, is a long-time editor in the pulp and paper
industry, beginning in 1988 as an assistant editor at PIMA Magazine
and later with PIMA's Papermaker and Solutions! magazines. For six
years she was editor of TAPPI Journal and served as TAPPI's director
Jan has reported on paper mills, packaging plants and manufacturing facilities around the world, and recently served as lead writer for
TAPPI's 100-year commemorative book, Celebrating a Century of
Achievement. She and I have been colleagues and friends for more than
20 years, so I know and greatly respect her writing and editing skills.
I recently read an interview with classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma who said
he thought that a person should "reboot" him or herself every 10 years.
That's not always possible, but for me, at this point in my life, it is.
So, thank you TAPPI for the incredible opportunity, and everyone
who contributed to, supported or
read this magazine.
It's the end of a chapter for
me, but only the start of a new
one for this great publication.
GLENN OSTLE | email@example.com
Editorial Director/Associate Publisher
LARRY N. MONTAGUE
President & CEo, TAPPI
vP operations, TAPPI
INTEGRATED MEDIA DIRECTOR
bK Publication Design
Editorial Director, TAPPPI Journal
online Exclusives Editor
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - November/December 2015
Over the Wire
Proud to be a Papermaker
Solenis’ Total Mill Perspective Helps Mills Stay Competitive
Maintaining Knife Gate Valves
An Automated Solution to the Kappa Number Test by Titration
Higher Alloyed Composite Tubes Make Recovery Boilers Safer and More Efficient
TAPPI Journal Summaries
New Leadership Model Focuses on Caring, Compassion
Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - November/December 2015