Management (PIMA)

April 30 - May 4, 2022 | Charlotte, NC USA

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The PIMA Management track is organized by TAPPI's PIMA Management Division. It includes content for executives looking for input on how to better run organizations as well as Young Professionals and Women in Industry looking for more guidance in their jobs.


PIMA Management VIRTUAL Program

 Visit our website often for program updates as the program is subject to change.


Tuesday, May 4, 2021
10:00AM- 12:00PM ET
M1: Thriving in the New Normal: How to Develop Your Workforce and Enhance Company Culture Post-COVID - Panel

Hosted by TAPPI's Young Professionals Division

Sponsored by VOITH

    Session Chairs: Lena Sharesky, Packaging Corporation of America and Brennan Augst, Voith

A productive and healthy company culture is among the most important factors for employee recruitment and retention in the paper, pulp, and packaging industry. Join us for an engaging and pertinent panel discussion on how to facilitate workforce development and strengthen company culture while we continue to face unique and unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderator: Garrett Fisher, Tate & Lyle

Speakers: Larry Anker, Solenis, Lauren Baksh, Graphic Packaging International, Marcina Rogers, International Paper and Cristine Schulz, Kimberly-Clark

1:00PM – 3:00PM ET
M2: Resilience - Panel

Hosted by TAPPI's Women in Industry Division

Sponsored by VOITH


Join PIMA and the Women in Industry Division for presentations and an interactive question and answer session with a diverse group of leaders on Resilience. Learn how to:

  • Build resilience through change management skills
  • Promote resilience through connection to others, communication, confidence,  competency, commitment, and control
  • Overcome stress and adversity
  • Discuss the need for resilience in our current times
  • Recover and recharge

Moderator:  Paula Hajakian, USG


  • Terri Creech, International Paper - Resilience: A Necessary Trait for Today's Paper Industry
  • Joanna Wilhelm, Fisher International
  • Talia Massey, Domtar - Reshaping Resilience through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Laura Assarella, Greenpac Mill
  • Michelle Simon, Graphic Packaging International

Live Q & A to follow panelist presentations

Wednesday, May 5
10:00AM – 12:00PM ET
M3: Mill Managers Roundtable

Workplace culture in an important factor to all workplaces. It determines how pleasant or toxic your work environment is. It has a direct influence on how your employees fit into the organization and your organization’s ability to attract and retain employees because it shapes the environment that they work in.

Hear and interact with four mill managers who will discuss how they are addressing the societal, political and technological changes that they face in today’s mill environment and how they are keeping up with their companies’ performance expectations while addressing these challenges.

Sponsored by CY Meyer

    Session Chairs and Panel Moderators: Pamela Cowan and Robert White, Pulmac Systems International


  • William Cone, Green Bay Packaging
  • Kurt Mehlberg, Domtar
  • Mike Sussman, Graphic Packaging International
  • Sylvain Houle, Kruger Packaging
1:00PM – 3:00PM ET
M4-PC4: Pillars of the Digital Mill - Panel (Joint Session)

Sponsored by Jacobs

    Session Chairs: Mariana Sandin, OSIsoft and Robert White, Pulmac Systems International

In this new revolution of industrial operations that we call Industry 4.0, we cannot forget the foundations to make the fruits of progress tangible. Learn how to successfully harness value from digitalization as we focus on understanding the relationships among a common “digital language”, automation & process control, data governance, and machine learning.

Moderator: John McCormick, Green Bay Packaging

Speakers: Patrick Dixon, DPAS, Katie Hoffman, Phaidra, Mariana Sandin, OSIsoft and David Worzalla, International Paper



Program subject to change.