Process Control

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

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Congratulations to TAPPI's 
2021 Process Control Division Award Winners


Division Leadership and Service Award
Michael Gregory Forbes
Michael Gregory Forbes

Control Research Engineer

Michael Forbes is a Control Research Engineer for Honeywell. He has worked for control technology providers supporting the pulp and paper industry for over 16 years. Earlier in his career Forbes worked at ANDRITZ as an Applications Specialist, in collaborative research and development programs with the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia, and with Syncrude Canada as a researcher. In addition to his current role with Honeywell, he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia.

Forbes has published or presented over 50 papers in refereed journals and conferences; and has been awarded 13 patents. He is a member of TAPPI and IEEE; and is a Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia. During his past 10 years of TAPPI involvement, he has been a frequent presenter and co-author of papers at PaperCon, served for 4 years as the Process Control Division Technical Program Chair, participated in several common interest groups, and co-authored a TAPPI Journal article.

Division Technical Award
Kari Lampela
Kari Lampela

Business Manager, Pulp Analyzers and Performance Solutions

Kari Lampela is Business Manager, Pulp Analyzers and Performance Solutions for Valmet. He holds a Master of Science in Process and Control Technology Engineering from University of Oulu Finland. Lampela joined Valmet in 1995. He specializes in the fiber line optimization, control strategies and data analysis and has a long experience with fiber line special measurements. He has published several articles and patents in kraft pulping area. His first TAPPI Journal article was published in 1996. After 13 years in Atlanta GA, Lampela returned to Oulu Finland where he currently resides.