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2002 TAPPI fellows named.

G. Gordon Bugg, is a senior papermaking specialist at Eka Chemicals Inc. and has been a TAPPI member since 1981. Bugg earned his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Auburn University and was an honors graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

He began working as a process engineer at Georgia Kraft Co. (Mead Coated Board) in 1981. Bugg left Mead in 2000 and joined Hopton Technologies International before moving to Eka Chemicals in 2001.

Bugg has served on numerous committees of TAPPI's board of directors, is past chairman of the Gulf Coast Local Section, and was named Outstanding Local Section Member in 1997. Bugg retires his position on the TAPPI board of directors this year.

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Theron T. (Tex) Collins, Jr. is a retired senior process engineer for Joseph E. Atchison Consultants, Inc. and a 52-year member of TAPPI. Collins received his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the Rice Institute and his M.S. in paper chemistry from the Institute of Paper Chemistry.

Collins began his paper career at Southern Kraft Corp. in Camden, Arkansas (International Paper Co.). He also worked at Central Paper Co., Muskegon, Michigan and at Pollock Paper and Box Co before moving on to Thilmany Pulp and Paper Co. Collins held various technical positions with National Container Corp., Hudson Pulp and Paper, and Packaging Corp. of America before becoming an industry consultant.

Collins has been active in TAPPI's Lakes States Local Section and the Alkaline Pulping Committee. Collins's extensive technical library has been donated to ESPRI at Syracuse.

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Karl-Erik L. Eriksson is professor emeritus, a former professor of biochemistry, and an eminent scholar of biotechnology at the University of Georgia in Athens and has been a TAPPI member for 13 years. Eriksson received his B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Uppsala, Sweden, his Fil.lic. in biochemistry from the same institution, and a doctorate of science from the University of Stockholm, Sweden.

Eriksson began his career at the Swedish Forest Products Laboratory (STFI). From 1988 to 1999, held various positions as a professor in the Warnell School of Forest Resources at the University of Georgia as well as serving as adjunct professor of biochemistry at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology.

In 1985 Eriksson was awarded the international Marcus Wallenberg Prize for "his contribution for the path-breaking fundamental research on the fungal degradation of wood, unraveling the enzymatic processes of cellulose and lignin breakdown."

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J. Philip E. Jones is vice president, technology at IMERYS, Roswell, Georgia and has been a TAPPI member since 1980. He earned his B.S. degree in physics from King's College, University of London in 1970 and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of London.

In 1975 he joined English China Clays as a research scientist. In 1979 he transferred to ECC International's lab in Sandersville, Georgia, to work on pigments for paper filling and coating.

Jones has been a member of the Technical Program Committee and in 1991 was chairman for the Coating and Graphic Arts program. He served as chairman, vice chairman, secretary, and senior and junior member of the Coating and Graphic Arts Division. He retires his position on the TAPPI board of directors this year

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John H. Klungness serves as research chemical engineer for the USDA Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin and is a 38-year member of TAPPI. Klungness received his B.S. degree in chemical engineering in 1961 from the University of Wisconsin--Madison.

He began his career with Pottlach Corp. and in 1968 he moved to Ray-O-Vac of Madison, Wisconsin before joining the USDA Forest Products Laboratory in 1970.

Klungness is active in TAPPI's Pulp Manufacture Division, specifically the Fiber Recycling Committee. He organized the 1989 Containment Problems and Strategies in Wastepaper Recycling Seminar, which has grown into the Recycling Seminar. He is co-chairman of the Deinking Short Course and chair of the Fiber Recycling Committee's Award Committee.

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Dr. Gopal A. Krishnagopalan is professor of chemical engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama and is a 29-year member of TAPPI. He received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Madras University, India; a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Bombay University, India; and a M.S. degree in pulp and paper technology and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Maine, Orono, Maine.

Krishnagopalan began his career with Gwalior Rayons, and spent five years with West Coast Paper Mills before beginning his academic career at the University of Maine. He joined Auburn University in 1984.

He established the Auburn TAPPI Student Chapter and has served as faculty advisor since its inception. He is on the Gulf Coast Local Section Executive Committee and the Alkaline Pulping Committee.

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Dr. Hannu P. Makkonen is the director of Empire State Paper Research Institute, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Paper Science and Engineering, Syracuse, New York and has been a TAPPI member for 17 years. Makkonen received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Helsinki University and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

He started his career at the Finnish Pulp and Paper Research Institute and became research director at Kajaani Oy in 1976. He has been a founding member and president of Kajaani Inc. Automation, Sensodec Oy, and Tapio Technologies Oy. In 1993 he started at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry as senior research associate before taking his current position as ESPRI director.

Makkonen is a member of TAPPI's Pulp and Paper Education and Research Organization as well as the Research Management Committee of the Research and Development Division. He is also a member of various international paper associations.

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Robert J. Millikan is vice president of engineering and technology for Georgia-Pacific Corp., Atlanta, Georgia and has been a TAPPI member since 1987. He earned his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and his MBA from Emery University.

In 1966, he was employed by Hudson Pulp and Paper and held various positions before becoming production manager. After the company was acquired by Georgia-Pacific, he held positions as mill manager, manager of Northern and Southern pulp and paper mills, and vice president of the Containers Division.

Millikan has served on the TAPPI Engineering Executives Roundtable, chaired the Board of Directors Annual Meeting and Exhibit Committee, and joined the Finance and Goals and Planning Committees. He retires his position on TAPPI's board of directors this year.

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Dr. Herbert Ortner is a retired senior vice president integrated paper mill projects, Voith Paper Holding GmbH & Co. KG., Heidenheim, Germany and has been a TAPPI member since 1967.

Ortner is well known throughout the international paper industry for his dedication to and vision of the flotation deinking process becoming the dominant process technology used for the recycling of old newspapers, magazines, and bleached office papers.

Ortner has been awarded many patents and in 1999 was inducted into the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame in Appleton, Wisconsin. He is a member of the Academic Engineers Association at the Technical University Graz, the Austrian Pulp & Paper Chemists and Engineers Association, and the German Pulp & Paper Chemists and Engineers Association.

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Richard B. Phillips is senior vice president of technology at International Paper, Cincinnati, Ohio and has been a member of TAPPI for 30 years. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University with B.S., M.S., and Ph.D degrees in chemical engineering.

He joined International Paper in 1971 and has held a variety of positions, including manager of manufacturing technical services for the Pulp and Paper Business Group, manager of chemical process technology, and staff vice president and director of process technology.

He has been active in the Metropolitan Local Section and served on TAPPI's Finance Committee. He has authored over 25 publications, holds 5 U.S. patents on oxygen and ozone bleaching, and has been a frequent participant in TAPPI technical meetings. This year Phillips retires his position on TAPPI's board of directors.

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Gregory L. Wedel is vice president of marketing and technology for The Johnson Corp., Three Rivers, Michigan and has been a TAPPI member since 1977. Wedel received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

He began his professional career with the Beloit Corp. in 1968 as a co-op student. Since 2000, he has been vice president of marketing and technology for The Johnson Corp. Holder of more than 50 patents, Wedel was the major contributor in the development of the single-tier drying process.

He has chaired the TAPPI Drying Subcommittee, been the task group chairman on water removal TIPs, and is an Engineering Division Technical Award winner.

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