PIMA Management

April 22 - 26, 2023 | Atlanta, GA USA

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PIMA Management (M)


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


Monday, May 2, 2022
9:00am - 10:15am ET
M1: See Differences Differently - Honor and Include all Perspectives to Fuel Success (Keynote Session) Sponsored by: 
    Session Chairs: Jan Bottiglieri, TAPPI & Garrett Fisher, Kemira

See Differences Differently - Honor and Include all Perspectives to Fuel Success
Jessica Stollings-Holder,
President of ReGenerations
10:30am - 11:45am ET
M2: Real Change to Secure Our Industry's Future (Executive Panel w/ Virtual Kickoff by Annica Bresky, CEO at Stora Enso)


    Session Chairs: Jan Bottiglieri, TAPPI, & Garrett Fisher, Kemira
Moderator: Mark Rushton, TAPPI & Karyn Biasca, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

Executive Panel

  • Susanne Haase, 4evergreen Alliance
  • Naveen Chenna, Andritz Oy
  • Leslie Petrie, International Paper
  • Mike Farrell, Graphic Packaging International
  • Steve Henry, Domtar Corp.
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
M3: In the Driver's Seat (Mill Managers Roundtable)
    Session Chair: Mike Subilia, Dunn Paper
  • Grant Forrest, Graphic Packaging
  • Troy Wilson, Domtar
  • Dennis Perpich, Verso
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
M4-PC2: Race to Win with Advanced Analysis and Control (PIMA & Process Control Joint Session)

(PIMA and Process Control Joint Session)



Session Chair: Mariana Sandin, Seeq Corporation and Shih-Chin Chen, Retired from ABB



A Case for Data Analytics: Are You a Trendsetter, Follower or a Naysayer?

Monica Bastola, Envoy Development, LLC


APC Program Lifecycle Guidelines for a Successful Application

Barbara Yuri de Oliveira, Radix



Tutorial for Modern Time-Series Data Analytics Kristopher Wiggins, SEEQ
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
8:00am - 10:00am ET
M5A: Couch Pit University Superintendents Roundtable
    Session Chair being Keith Kemp, Asten Johnson


  • Mike West, International Packaging
  • Ron Sherman, Graphic Packaging
  • Bill Wiese, International Paper
  • Gary Howell, Green Bay Packaging
  • Tom Conte
8:00am - 10:00am ET
M5B-PM3-PC3: Mastering the Apex with Data Analytics

(Process Control, & PIMA IT, & Papermakers Joint Session)

    Session Chair: Mariana Sandin, Seeq Corporation & Shih-Chin Chen, Retired from ABB
Understanding Path to 4-IR Success
Paul Treic, Braincube
Data Analytics: Advanced Analytics Capability for Assessing and Optimizing Multi-State Production Processes
Bob Rice, Control Station, Inc.
Paper Strength Optimization Utilizing Data Analytic Measurement and Control
Donald Stanley, ABB
Creating Efficiencies through Contextualizing Data: Conditional Based Analytics
Emilio Conde, Seeq Corporation
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
M6: Key Trends and Issues Impacting Pulp, Paper, Tissue and Packaging (State of the Industry)
    Session Chair: Nancy Hasson, Fisher International

Advancing a Sustainable Forest Products Industry

Jesse Levine, AF&PA

 Industry 4.0 Lexicon: the Impact of Connectivity

Pat Dixon, Pulmac Systems

Key Issues and Trends in Today’s Global Pulp, Paper and Tissue Industry

Tedd Powers, Fisher International
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
M7: A Trusted Mentor - Is trust the key to a successful mentor relationship? (Hosted by WIN Division)
     Session Chair: Sarah Dawkins, Solenis


  • Pamela Cowan, Pulmac Systems International
  • Sage Duguay, Fisher International
  • Garrett Fisher, Kemira
  • Janet Steiner, Make Dust


Wednesday, May 4, 2022
8:00am - 9:00am ET
M8: Plan for Tomorrow: Developing a Personalized Learning Plan (Hosted by Young Professional)
     Session Chair: Lena Sharesky, Packaging Corporation of America


  • Bennan Augst, Voith
  • Steve Smith, Graphic Packaging International
  • Kathy Collins, Domtar Corporation
  • Heather Starkey, Ingredion Inc.


9:15am - 10:15am ET
M9: SIF (Serious Injury and Fatality) Reduction Better Practices and Top Three Proactive Risk Reduction Activities (PIMA & PPSA Joint Safety)

Session Chair Kurt Mehlberg, Domtar


Domtar's SIF Reduction Journey

Paul Bierley, Domtar


 Top 3 Proactive Risk Reduction Activities  

Kurt Mehlberg, Domtar


The Pulp and Paper Safety Association Paul Bierley, Domtar
10:30am - 11:30am ET
M10: Workforce Development 

Session Chair: Jay Stockard, Pulmac Systems International & Steve Farmer, Fisher Arnold Engineering


Fostering Fast Paced Growth for Tomorrow's Leaders
Rebecca Boyd, Jedson Engineering
The Solution To The Great Resignation Is A Data Driven Culture
Justin Conroy, Radix
How Dynamic is the Paper Industry?
Robert White, Pulmac Systems International