TAPPI announces TAPPI Fellows Class for 2014, which includes 12 individuals who have made significant contributions to the pulp and paper industry, as well as TAPPI, while working in the industry during their careers

ATLANTA , March 13, 2014 (press release) – TAPPI has announced its 2014 TAPPI Fellows Class. Fellow is an honorary title bestowed upon a small percentage of TAPPI’s membership and is given to individuals who have made extraordinary technical or service contributions to the industry and/or the Association.

“The twelve individuals named as 2014 TAPPI Fellows are an outstanding group of individuals who have all made significant contributions to both the pulp and paper industry and to TAPPI while working in all areas of the industry during their distinguished careers,” said Larry N. Montague, president and CEO of TAPPI. “The title of TAPPI Fellow is one of the highest honors we can bestow and these individuals have all worked tirelessly during many years of dedicated service to the industry and TAPPI. I am honored to recognize their contributions by naming them TAPPI Fellows.”

The following twelve individuals have been named 2014 TAPPI Fellows and will be honored at PaperCon 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, April 27th – April 30th. The new TAPPI Fellows will be honored at the TAPPI Fellows Luncheon, Noon until 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 27, 2014, in the Renaissance Music City Ballroom, Nashville Renaissance/Nashville Convention Center complex.

2014 TAPPI Fellows class
Terry L. Bliss, Ashland Water Technologies, 35 Year TAPPI Member
Royall M. Broughton, Jr., Auburn University, 45 Year TAPPI Member
Medwick V. Byrd, Jr., North Carolina State, 37 Year TAPPI Member
Rosy M. Covarrubias, Buckman, 15 Year TAPPI Member
Markku A. Karlsson, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Retiring TAPPI Board Member
Sandra L. LeBarron, Finch Paper, Retiring TAPPI Board Member
Anthony V. Lyons, IMERYS Pigments Inc., 28 Year TAPPI Member
Scott B. Pantaleo, International Paper, 24 Year TAPPI Member
Shri Ramaswamy, University of Minnesota, 29 Year TAPPI Member
Jay A. Shands, Johnson Foils Paperchine, 28 Year TAPPI Member
Robert A. Snyder, Retired Orchids Paper, Retiring TAPPI Board Member
David E. White, Herty Advanced Materials Development Center, 31 Year TAPPI Member

About TAPPI:
TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging and converting industries and publisher of Paper360° and TAPPI JOURNAL. Through information exchange, events, trusted content and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster and more cost-effective ways of doing business. It has provided management training and networking to the industry’s leaders for more than 99 years. Visit www.tappi.org. View a full list of TAPPI Fellows

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