Glens Falls, NY – Finch Paper today announces the appointment of Dr. Peter J. Veverka to its product development division as Senior Product Development Engineer.
A published scholar and author of several patent applications, Dr. Veverka comes to Finch after a 15-year tenure with International Paper, where he most recently served as Pulp Mill Technical Leader. He also previously served as Manager for Customer Satisfaction and Product Performance Manager. At IP's Corporate Research Center, he ultimately became Program Manager/Research Scientist II, and supervised a team of scientists and technicians responsible for applied research on coated grades throughout IP.
Dr. Veverka reports to Tom Ruch, Director of Technology and Development.
Finch CEO Joseph Raccuia says, "We are very pleased that Dr. Veverka has joined our operation. His lengthy qualifications, including extensive studies and relevant research, will prove to be a welcome asset to our Product Development Team at Finch."
"The level of commitment to product development and working to find innovative solutions for our customers was immediately apparent in talking with the management at Finch. The size and resources at Finch promotes nimbleness and speed differentiates us from our larger competitors. I am very excited to be part of this team at Finch," Dr. Veverka says.
Dr. Veverka holds both a Ph.D. and Master's Degree in Pulp and Paper Engineering from IPST at Georgia Tech, as well as Master's level studies in Process Control and Production Management in the Paper and Pulp Industry from Helsinki University of Technology. His undergraduate B.S. is in Chemical Engineering, from the University of Delaware. He has authored or co-authored eight publications and two patent applications. His articles on dynamic contact line instability have helped to provide a basis understanding of film and paper coating technology.