Paper360 - November/December 2015 - (Page 6)

setpoint 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 of communications. 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 | EDITORIAL STAFF ADMIN/PRODUCTION/SALES GLENN OSTLE Editorial Director/Associate Publisher PUBLISHER Pam blasetti LARRY N. MONTAGUE President & CEo, TAPPI MANAGING EDITOR Leslee Masters ERIC FLETTY vP operations, TAPPI INTEGRATED MEDIA DIRECTOR Shane holt (352) 333-3345 KEN PATRICK Senior Editor SALES ASSOCIATES Shaun Greyling Nicholas Manis John o'Neil Jason ruppert raymond Strickland Mattew Yates INTERNATIONAL SALES Murray brett MARKETING Lauren branin DESIGN bK Publication Design MONICA SHAW Editorial Director, TAPPPI Journal SAMANTHA GEIER online Exclusives Editor 6 Paper360º NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015

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
Consolidation Watch
Association News
Online Exclusives
Index of Advertisers

Paper360 - November/December 2015