PIMA Management

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

 Visit our website often for program updates as the program is subject to change.


Monday, April 26
8:45AM – 9:45AM
M1: Keynote
    Session Chairs: Michael Subilia, Nalco Water; Jan Bottiglieri, Mark Rushton, and Graeme Rodden, 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
    Session Chairs: Michael Subilia, Nalco Water; Jan Bottiglieri, Mark Rushton, and Graeme Rodden, Paper360
1:30PM – 3:00PM
M3: Young Professionals Panel
    Session Chairs: Lena Sharesky, Packaging Corporation of America, Brennan Augst, Voith, and Garrett Fisher, Tate & Lyle

 "Thriving in the New Normal: How to develop your workforce and enhance company culture post-COVID"

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
M4: Resilience
    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

Tuesday, April 27
8:00AM – 10:00AM
PC3-M5A: Visions for Mill Automation Success
    Session Chairs: David Worzalla, International Paper & David Pawelke, MAJIQ
    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
    Session Chair: Keith Kemp, AstenJohnson  
3:30PM – 5:00PM
    Session Chair: Kurt Mehlberg, Domtar  
Wednesday, April 28
8:00AM – 10:00AM
    Session Chair: Matt Elhardt, Fisher  
10:30AM – 12:00PM
    Session Chair: Brian Duffy, Nalco Water  
1:30PM – 3:00PM
M10: TBA
    Session Chair: Steve Farmer & James Stockard, Fisher Arnold  


Program subject to change.