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David E. Peakes to receive TAPPI Herman L. Joachim Distinguished Service Award.

David E. Peakes will receive the 2005 TAPPI Herman L. Joachim Distinguished Service Award at the TAPPI Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony February 23, 2005 in Tampa, Florida. The TAPPI Herman L. Joachim Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual for voluntary leadership and service which have significantly and demonstrably contributed to the advancement of the Association.

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Peakes holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and a master's degree in pulp and paper technology from the University of Maine, Orono. His industrial experience included two years with Northwest Paper Company, Minnesota; four years with Mac Andrews and Forbes, New Jersey; and 24 years with Boise Cascade Corporation as technical manager and regional environmental engineer. Peakes worked six years as senior consultant for ABB Environmental Services, Inc., in Portland, Maine, then seven years as senior process engineer for Woodward-Clyde/URS Corp. In addition, Peakes' consulting assignments were in thirty-three states, three Canadian provinces, three states in Australia, Argentina, Sweden, and Germany. His 43 years of environmental and technical experience include environmental licensing, environmental assessments, technical management of environmental consultants, and management of environmental closures for pulp and paper companies.

A TAPPI member since 1956, Peakes has been very active in the Environmental Division. He served as division chair, vice chair, secretary, and technical program chair. He also served on the board of directors' International, Finance, Communications, and Meetings & Exhibits Committees. He chaired the Board's Public Outreach Committee and was instrumental in the creation of TAPPI's Forests For Our Future exhibit at EPCOT, Orlando, Florida. He served a three year term on the TAPPI board of directors from 1996-1999. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to TAPPI and the industry, Peakes was named a TAPPI Fellow in 1999.

In addition to his TAPPI activities, Peakes is a former member of the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada and has worked closely with the National Council for the Paper Industry on Air and Stream Improvement. A published author of numerous technical papers, Peakes has made presentations on behalf of TAPPI at industry conferences and seminars in China, France, Mexico, and Argentina.

The March 2005 issue of Solutions! magazine will include in depth interviews with Derek H. Page, the 2005 winner of the TAPPI Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal and David E. Peakes, the 2005 winner of the TAPPI Herman L. Joachim Distinguished Service Award.
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Title Annotation:TAPPI HONORS
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Date:Feb 1, 2005
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