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2014 PPI Awards Winners Announced

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Boston - RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, announced the winners of the 2014 PPI Awards. The PPI Awards honor leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pulp and paper industry, and are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the sector.

The winners were announced at the awards dinner on October 8th in Boston, MA at the Seaport Hotel.

The 2014 PPI Awards winners are:

Company Awards:

Bio Strategy of the Year Award
Iggesund Paperboard

Business Strategy of the Year Award
Zellstoff Poels AG – Starkraft Business Unit

Environmental Strategy of the Year Award
Domtar (Windsor Mill)

iT's Tissue Company of the Year
Kruger Products L.P.

Managing Risk and Safety Award
Sappi Fine Paper North America

Tissue - Innovative Product of the Year Award
Wausau Paper – DublNature Line

Individual Awards:

Bringing Paper to Life – Innovative Printing & Writing Campaign of the Year
Domtar – Paper Fun Truck Campaign

Global CEO of the Year Award
John V Faraci, Chairman and CEO, International Paper

Mill Manager of the Year Award
Sappi Fine Paper North America – Mike Haws (Somerset Mill)

Mill Awards:

Advances and Innovation in Specialty Papers
Smurfit Kappa Hoya Papier und Karton GmbH – Catcher Board MB12

The Water Efficiency Award
BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited-Bhigwan

Advances and Innovation in Specialty Papers
Mondi Coating Zeltwig GmbH - Mondi's BarrierFilm

New Awards for 2014:

Innovation in Luxury Packaging
Smurfit Kappa - Lady Bag-in-box

Advances in Production Efficiency – Packaging Plants
Ecologic Brands, Inc. - Paper Bottle Plant That Turns Waste-to-Value

Entries were evaluated by three panels of judges who independently reviewed the entries against the award criteria set out in each category. Judges on this year’s panel were:

Adam Bushong (Dell), Bob Latham (Delphi Projects), Ilkka Hiirsalmi (Independent Industry Consultant), Jacqui Macalister (McDonald's Europe), John Pollard (Unilever), Jonathan Roberts (Pryor Roberts Communications), Kari Vainio (Kolumus), Linda Pham Chau (Hewlett-Packard), Marco Mensink (CEPI), Neil McCubbin (Industry Consultant), Rober Wilson (AMEC), Rod Young (RISI), WIll Stone (Stone & Co. Consulting Ltd).

For more details on the award ceremony, the judges’ panel, or our list of finalists, please visit www.ppiawards.com.


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