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On December 4, a long time TAPPI member and leader within the Product, Process and Quality division, Pierre Brodeur passed away. Brodeur was born in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada. He studied at McGill University obtaining a B.Sc., M.Sc. and M.Eng. In 1984, Pierre earned his PhD from the Universite de Montreal Canada. From 1987 to 1989 he was a researcher in the Engineering Department at the Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres (UQTR) Canada investigating the measurement of pulp properties with acousto-optical systems. In 1989 he joined the Institute of Paper Science & Technology, where he taught and continued his research in the optical and acoustical properties of pulp and paper. In January 2000, Brodeur founded SoniSys LLC to develop and commercialize ultrasonic measurement and process systems. Donations may be made in his name to the Canadian Cancer Society. Information is available at:

Barry W. Crouse died on March 16, 2003. Grouse was dean of academic affairs at Georgia Tech's Institute of Paper Science and Technology. He joined the Institute in 1989. Prior to that he worked for Eastman Kodak Co., progressing through a number of positions, including technical associate of paper technology development, before being named unit director in 1985. Crouse holds patents on stratified composite papers and has written or co-authored numerous papers.

He earned his B.S. degree from Rutgers University, a M.S. degree from the University of Maine, and a Ph.D. degree from Duke University. A TAPPI member since 1968, Crouse chaired the Papermaking Additives Committee as well as the Sizing Subcommittee and the Sizing Short Course. He served on the Board of Directors Human Resource Development Committee and as the Continuing Education Officer for the Paper and Board Manufacture Division. He was appointed to the TAPPI JOURNAL Editorial board, serving from 1983-1986. He presented papers at many TAPPI meetings. In 1990, he was elected to the TAPPI Board or Directors.

Crouse was also active in the University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation and the American Chemical Society.
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Title Annotation:People On The Move
Publication:Solutions - for People, Processes and Paper
Date:May 1, 2003
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