TAPPICon 2021

April 25 - 28, 2021 | Cobb Galleria Centre | Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Congratulations to TAPPI's 
2020 Coating and Graphic Arts Division Award Winners



Coating and Graphic Arts Division

Division Education and Mentoring Award

Steve Ottone

Steve Ottone



With 27 years’ experience working for polymer suppliers to the paper, paint, and coatings industry, Ottone has made his mark in the area of technical service and development. His previous experience includes stints with Container Corporation of America and St. Regis/Champion Paper. Much of his work and knowledge-sharing have centered on improved binders for printing, writing, and packaging grade coatings; and barrier coatings for paper, packaging, and construction surfaces.

Division Technical Award and the Charles W. Engelhard Prize

Tony Lyons

Anthony (Tony) Lyons

Paper Lyons LLC


Lyons received his doctorate degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University, and has more than 36 years of experience in fluid mechanics, paper coating, paper finishing, and mineral pigments. He worked with Westvaco and Repap Technologies, and retired in 2017 from Imerys after 25 years. He then established Paper Lyons LLC for the purpose of doing science and technology consulting. Lyons is an adjunct professor at University of Maine and Western Michigan University. An active TAPPI member since 1985, Lyons has held various leadership roles in TAPPI including on the board of directors.

Division Leadership and Service Award & DuPont Soy Polymers Prize

Femi Kotoye

Femi Kotoye

Trinseo (Retired)


Kotoye retired from his most recent post as a technical sales leader with Trinseo, and has been a TAPPI Member since 1987. His very active support of the C&GA Division includes years of service on both the Technical Program Committee and the Steering Committee, and he has served as chair for both. He has shared his coating expertise by presenting papers at both PaperCon and the C&GA Conference.