PAPTAC National Awards Presentation at PaperWeek 2020

Paul Stuart presented the John S. Bates Memorial Gold Medal to Robert Pelton, Professor of Chemical Engineering & Director, McMaster Centre for pulp and paper research. Photo Crédit: Paper Advance

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PAPTAC Executive Director Greg Hay welcomed participants to the awards luncheon by underlining the importance of the Association’s national awards for business and research leadership, as well as for service to the Canadian pulp and paper industry.

“Awards are presented each year to the best of the best, people we can find inspiration from, people who lead the way on the road to the sustained future of the forest industry,” Hay noted.

The PAPTAC National Business Awards recognize mill leadership excellence in the fields of Safety Leadership and Environmental Strategy. The Association commended the quality of the submissions it received, which were judged by a rigorous panel of industry experts.

John S. Bates Memorial Gold Medal

Paul Stuart presented the John S. Bates Memorial Gold Medal to Robert Pelton, Professor of Chemical Engineering & Director, McMaster Centre for pulp and paper research. The John S. Bates Memorial Gold Medal is PAPTAC's highest individual honor conferred by the Association and is awarded to a member in recognition of his or her invaluable contribution to the science and technology of the pulp and paper industry.

F.G. Robinson Award

The F.G Robinson Award honouring the chair of a PAPTAC Committee who, in the opinion of the Executive Council, has contributed the most towards the furtherance of the aims and objectives of the Association and who has shown outstanding leadership and service to his or her committee, was presented to Brian Labrash - Versoco, for his term as Chair of the Bleaching Committee.

Howard Rapson Memorial Awards

The Howard Rapson Memorial Award for the best chemical pulp bleaching paper was presented to John Gillespie – JD Irving, Leslie Adams - IPP and Marcus De Oliveira - Capstone for their paper entitled ‘’Advanced Control Solution for BP – Challenges & Benefits’’.

Jasper Mardon Award

The jasper Mardon Award for the best papermaking paper was presented to Stéphanie Morin – Domtar for her presentation ‘’Thinking Outside of the Headbox when troubleshooting the Paper machine’’.

Certificate of Appreciation

The Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Suzanne Smith, Process Engineer at AV Group NB, for her services to PAPTAC, particularly her long standing involvement with the Atlantic Branch and to the Canadian pulp and paper industry.

Certificate of Appreciation

The Certificate of Appreciation was presented to François Héon, for his exceptional service to PAPTAC, the Canadian pulp and paper industry, and specifically to the Eastern Canadian Black Liquor Recovery Boiler Advisory Committee ( ECBLRBAC).


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