PIMA Management

April 28 - May 1, 2024 | Cleveland, OH

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PIMA Management (PIM)


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 Program 

Saturday, April 22, 2023
1:00pm - 5:00pm ET
Women's Summit 

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Monday, April 24, 2023
9:00am - 10:00am ET
Session 1: Welcome, Opening Remarks, Keynote
  Session Chairs: David Maddux, Valmet (TAPPICon Chair)
    The Urgent Need to Accelerate the Adoption of Smart Manufacturing in the US John Dyck, CESMII - The Smart Manufacturing Institute  
10:00am - 11:00am ET
Session 2: PIMA Executive Panel - Vision, Technology, Action: Leaders on Industry Transformation

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  Session Co-Chairs: Jan Bottiliergi, Mark Rushton, TAPPI
  • Luigi Lazzareschi, Sofidel S.p.A.
  • Tonie Meyers, Billerud
  • Beth Cormier, Sappi 
  • Pat Wilczynski, Sylvamo
11:00am - 12:00pm ET
Pecha Kucha/Paper Journey/Topics
  Session Chair: Sarah Loner, Solenis, LLC    
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1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
Session 3: Mill Manager Roundtable

Session Co-Chairs: Mike Subilia, Westrock; Daniel Boren, Valmet

Moderator: Daniel Boren, Valmet

  • Wayne Morgan, Hood Container
  • Craig Tatum, Graphic Packaging
  • Jason Giffen, Cascades
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
Session 4: Innovation Moving Forward


Session Co-Chairs: Mariana Sandin, Seeq; Jay Stockard, Pulmac Systems International

   PIM4.1 What Does Digital Integrated Asset Data Lifecycle Mean for Industry 4.0? Elliott Bell, Radix Engineering  
  PIM4.2 Employees Driving Technology vs Technology Driving Employees Emilio Conde, Seeq Corporation  
  PIM4.3 Ways to Reduce Water Usage in Your Facility and Meet ESG Commitments Rebecca Moore, Aggreko North America  
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
8:00am - 10:00am ET
Session 5: Talent Moving Forward
  Session Co-Chairs: Mariana Sandin, Seeq; Jay Stockard, Pulmac Systems International
  PIM5.1 Scaling Curiosity: Empowering Operations Personnel to Act on Hunches Emilio Conde, Seeq Corporation  
  PIM5.2 What PIMA Management is Getting Wrong When Starting DEI&B Programs Nikki Evans, Ridgeline Coaching  
2:00pm - 3:30pm ET
Session 6: State of the Industry
   Session Chair: Nancy Hasson, Fisher International
  PIM6.1 Roadmap to Resilience Emilio Tenuta, Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company  
  PIM6.2 Trends and Outlook for Fiber-Based Packaging Tim Cooper, Smithers  
  PIM6.3 Key Trends impacting North American Pulp & Paper Laura Beacham, ResourceWise  
4:00pm - 5:30pm ET
Session 7: Papermakers / PIMA Superintendent Roundtable (Joint Session with Papermaking)
  Session Co-Chairs: Keith Kemp, AstenJohnson; John Neun, John A. Neun, LLC
  • Gary (Pepper) Howell, Green Bay Packaging
  • Mike West, International Paper
  • Greg Pittman, Pactiv Evergreen
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
8:00am - 9:00am ET
Session 8: Technology in the Industry: Perform Better, Live Better (Panel Discussion)
  Session Co-Chairs: Avery Wilson, Jacobs; Lena Sharesky, Packaging Corporation of America
  PIM8.1 Three Methods for Enterprise PIMS Deployment Stephen Janes, Radix Engineering and Software  
  PIM8.2 Pulp And Paper Case Studies Using Data for Asset Performance Management To Sustainably Improve Reliability, Quality And Production Ed Schodowski, Emerson Automation Solutions  
9:15am - 10:15am ET
Session 9: Improving Safety Training - A Hands-On Approach
  Session Chair: Kurt Mehlberg, Domtar
  PIM9.1  PPSA Hands on Safety - Solenis Kasey Mayer, Solenis  
  PIM9.2 Interative Safety Training  Paul Bierley, Domtar  

Safety Training – Hands On 

George Kolesar, David Bradshaw, Sonoco  
10:30am - 11:30am ET
Session 10: DE&I Now – But How?

Session Chair: Sarah Loner, Solenis, LLC

Moderator: Pamela Cowan, Pulmac Systems International



  • Nikki Evans, Ridgeline Coaching
  • Julia Hulbert, Solenis
  • Talia Massey, Domtar