PIMA Management

May 4 - 5, 2021 | VIRTUAL and October 3-6, 2021 | LIVE! in Atlanta, GA USA

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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

The program is currently under development and subject to change. Visit our website often for program updates.


M1: Keynote
    Session Chairs: Michael Subilia, Nalco Water; Jan Bottiglieri and Mark Rushton, Paper360

Keynote: The Prosperity Paradox - How to Create Prosperity Through Innovations
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Karen Dillon, former editor of Harvard Business Review and New York Times best selling author
M2: Executive Panel
    Session Chairs: Michael Subilia, Nalco Water; Jan Bottiglieri and Mark Rushton, Paper360
M3: Thriving in the New Normal: How to develop your workforce and enhance company culture post-COVID

Presented by the Young Professionals Division

    Session Chairs: Lena Sharesky, Packaging Corporation of America, Brennan Augst, Voith, and Garrett Fisher, Tate & Lyle

A productive and healthy company culture is among the most important factors for employee recruitment and retention in the paper, pulp, and packaging industry. Join us for an engaging and pertinent panel discussion on how to facilitate workforce development and strengthen company culture while we continue to face unique and unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

M4: Resilience
Presented by the Women in Industry Division
    Session Chair: Paula Hajakian, USG  

Join PIMA and the Women in Industry Division for presentations and an interactive question and answer session with a diverse group of leaders on Resilience. Learn how to:

•    Build resilience through change management skills
•    Promote resilience through connection to others, communication, confidence,  competency, commitment, and control
•    Overcome stress and adversity
•    Discuss the need for resilience in our current times
•    Recover and recharge

Moderator:  Paula Hajakian, USG

Speakers: Joanna Wilhelm, Fisher International and Cathy Donnelly, Domtar

PC3-M5A: Innovation Panel

Presented by PIMA IT Committee and Process Control Division

    Session Chairs: David Worzalla, International Paper & Laurie Dieffenbach, OSIsoft
    PC3-M5A.1      Data Shaping for Big Analytics Mariana Sandin, OSIsoft
    PC3-M5A.2      A New Approach to a Manufacturing Execution
                      System and Digital Twin
Chris Harris, WPR Services LLC
    PC3-M5A.3      Online Data Analysis for Process Optimization                  Hannes Vomhoff, Holmen AB
    PC3-M5A.4      Industry 4.0 - A Must Way Forward for Our Pulp
                         and Paper Industry
Robert White, Pulmac Systems International
M6: Superintendent's Roundtable
    Session Chair: Keith Kemp, AstenJohnson  
M7: Safety and Proactive Risk Reduction
    Session Chair: Kurt Mehlberg, Domtar  
M8: State of the Industry
    Session Chair: Nancy Hasson, Fisher International  
M9: Mill Manager's Roundtable
    Session Chair: Pamela Cowan and Robert White, Pulmac Systems International  
M10: Workforce Development
    Session Chair: Steve Farmer & James Stockard, Fisher Arnold  


Program subject to change.