PIMA Management

October 3 - 6, 2021 | 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.


Monday, October 3, 2021
8:45am - 9:45am ET  
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
10:00am - 11:00am ET  
M2: Executive Panel
      Session Chairs: Michael Subilia, Nalco Water; Jan Bottiglieri and Mark Rushton, Paper360
 1:30pm - 3:00pm ET  
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.

 3:30pm - 5:00pm ET  
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

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
8:00am - 10:00am ET  
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
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET  
M6: Superintendent's Roundtable
      Session Chair: Keith Kemp, AstenJohnson  
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET  
M7: Safety and Proactive Risk Reduction
      Session Chair: Kurt Mehlberg, Domtar

         M7.1 Why Are We Driving Safety From The Rearview Mirror?  Paul Bierley and Kurt Mehlberg, Domtar
        M7.2 Strain and Sprain Reduction - On-Site Industrial Sports Medicine Professional Mark Sniadecki, Briotix; Kurt Mehlberg, Domtar
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
8:00am - 10:00 ET  
M8: State of the Industry

Session Chair: Nancy Hasson, Fisher International

        M8.1 2021 Trends and Issues Impacting Pulp, Paper and Tissue TBD
        M8.2 Consumer Research Results on Packaging Trends and Preferences Sarah Meiberg, Paper & Packaging Board
        M8.3 TBD José González, AFRY Management Consulting
10:30am - 12:00pm ET  
M9: Mill Manager's Roundtable
      Session Chair: Pamela Cowan and Robert White, Pulmac Systems International  
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET  
M10: Workforce Development
      Session Chair: Steve Farmer & James Stockard, Fisher Arnold  


Program subject to change.