TAPPICon 2021

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

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Congratulations to TAPPI's 
2020 Process Control Division Award Winners



Process Control Division

Division Leadership and Service Award

David Moore

David Moore

SAPPI Fine Paper


Moore graduated from the University of Maine and has worked in the pulp and paper industry for more than 36 years. He started his career as an R&D process engineer at PH Glatfelter and has worked at the Sappi Skowhegan, ME, mill for the last 31 years as a process engineer, papermill production engineer, and lately as technical specialist focused on special capital projects. Moore has served as chair of the TAPPI Process Control Division and now serves as awards chair.

Division Technical Award

Amor Lahouaoula

Amor Lahouaoula



Lahouaoula is a QCS optimizer expert at Honeywell Sheet Manufacturing Center of Excellence. His career at Honeywell has spanned more than 23 years. Lahouaoula has authored or co-authored more than 15 papers and holds a Ph.D. in Automatic Control from University of Paul Sabatier, Toulouse. An expert in QCS paper machines application specializing in cross direction control applications, he has dedicated his efforts toward commissioning and optimizing paper machine cross direction control.

Best Paper

Brian Mock

Brian Mock

Event Capture Systems


“How Deep Learning is Used to Increase the Quality Control of Wood Chips by Classification”

Outgoing Division Chair

Dave Maddux

David J. Maddux

2018-2020 Chair


David Maddux is currently a Regional Sales Manager with Valmet Automation. He has worked in the pulp and paper industry since 1990. David has worked for both paper companies and automation suppliers in the Pulp and Paper Industry throughout his career as a QCS/DCS field engineer, project manager, process control engineer, business manager, and director of sales.  He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bryan College.

David is a published author with TAPPI and first became a member in 2001.   He is a proponent of getting students and young professionals interested in the engineering and automation aspect of the Paper Industry.  He had served as an engineering advisor board member of two local high schools and previously led the charge for the Young Professional agenda for the Process Control Division Council.