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TAPPI members elect five to the board of directors for the 2004-2006 term.

Roger H. Brear is senior vice president, U.S. Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Group for Domtar Industries, Inc. and is currently based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.


Brear's paper industry career began in 1969 when he served as a co-op engineer, quality control/process engineer at the Domtar Inc. mill in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. In 1979 he joined Great Northern Nekoosa as assistant unit (paper) superintendent at the Ashdown, Arkansas, mill. He continued his career with Georgia-Pacific over the next several years, rising to senior VP, manufacturing paper, paper business segment in 2000. He re-joined Domtar in 2001 as senior vice president, U.S. pulp and paper manufacturing group and sits on the company's Management Committee.

Brear has been a TAPPI member since 1984. He also serves on the board of governors of the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement.

Gene R. Canavan retired as manager energy & training for International Paper in Prattville, Alabama, USA in 2003.


Canavan graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1966. After serving in the United States Army for eight years, Canavan joined Union Camp Corp. as an engineer in 1974. Later, he transferred to Union Camp's Prattville, Alabama, USA mill as assistant superintendent of steam and power. He was promoted to superintendent, pulp and wood in 1986 and to superintendent, steam and power in 1994. He was named manager energy & training in 2000.

Canavan has been a TAPPI member since 1986. After serving as secretary, vice chairman and chairman of the Alkaline Pulping Committee, he was named secretary of the Pulp Manufacture Division in 1998. He then served as vice chairman of the division and will complete his term as Division Chairman this year. In addition, Canavan has served on the Operating Committee of the Board of Directors and on the planning team for the Volunteer Leader's Forum.

Canavan is a member and past president of the Prattville Rotary Club and serves as the Rotary District 6880 Membership Chair. He is also a member of the Alabama Boiler and Pressure Vessel Board.


Sally Love is founder and president of Paragon Worldwide, Greenville, South Carolina, USA.

As president of Paragon Worldwide, Sally leads a team of experts focused on optimizing capital projects and the companies who implement them. She and her team have an impressive track record of results all across the United States and also in Singapore, New Zealand, Brazil, France, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Canada and Malaysia. In addition to her involvement in the pulp and paper industry, Sally is active in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, real estate, and high-tech and mass retail industries.

Love is a guest management columnist for Paper Age and frequent author of published management papers. She joined TAPPI in 1992 and has been active in the Engineering Division and the Pulp and Paper Safety Committee. Love has served as moderator for numerous TAPPI technical and CEO panels, and created the current panel moderation format used all across TAPPI today. Love served as program director for McGraw Hill's ENR (Engineering News Record) annual Leadership Forum and Owners Summit in 2003

Love serves on the executive advisory board for the College of Business and Behavioral Science at Clemson University. She is also on the board of directors of Miracle Hill Ministries, a South Carolina Christian Ministry.

Hans Muller is president and chief executive officer for Voith Paper Technology, which includes Voith Paper and Voith Fabrics, in Heidenheim, Germany.


Muller earned a bachelor of science degree in 1966 from the Polytechnic Institute, Munch. That year he joined Consolidated Bathurst Ltd, Canada as a research engineer. In 1968, at the age of 26, he was named production manager of the Papierfabrik Balsthal Niederbipp Mill in Switzerland. In 1971 he joined Sulzer Escher Wyss as application and commissioning engineer. He held several positions and in 1192 was promoted to vice president and member of the management board of Sulzer Escher Wyss Ravensburg. The following year he was named president and chief executive officer. He has held his current position since 1994 and has served as a member of the management board of Voith AG since 1995. Muller was born in Switzerland and has held US Citizenship since 1991.

A TAPPI member since 1977, Muller has participated in the Ohio Local Section. He also holds various board of directors memberships such as the German Machine Builder Association and the Munich Paper Institute of Science.

Jeffrey J. Siegel is president of Mica Corporation in Shelton, Connecticut, USA, a manufacturer of environmentally friendly adhesives used in flexible packaging.

Siegel joined Mica Corporation in 1986 in financial management and has served as operations manager, vice president. Siegel was elected to the position of president in 2000.


A TAPPI member since 1987, Siegel has served on the Extrusion Coating Committee of the PLACE Division. He has held numerous positions on that committee and served as the Extrusion Coating Committee chairman (1993-1994). Siegel was chairman of the PLACE Division (1998-1999), has been a member of TAPPI's Technical Operations Committee and is currently a member of the Operating Committee of the board of directors. Siegel has been a frequent speaker at TAPPI conferences, short courses and symposia.

In 1994 he received a Best Session Award for his presentation "Extrusion Coating Processing" at the PLC Conference. In 2002 he was honored with the PLACE Division's Leadership and Service Award and the Andreas Ahlbrandt Prize in recognition of his contributions to the organization.

These new TAPPI directors will begin their terms of office following the TAPPI Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony, May 4, 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA in conjunction with TAPPI Paper Summit. Each year TAPPI's members elect five directors to serve three-year terms on the 15-member Board of Directors. The following officers and directors will continue their terms in 2004:

President: Kathleen M. Bennett, Georgia-Pacific Corp.

Vice President: Willis J. Potts, Jr., Inland Paperboard and Packaging, Inc.


* Charles F. Bogatie, Smurfit-Stone Container Corp.

* G. Ronald Brown, MeadWestvaco Corp.

* Richard J. Croker, Georgia-Pacific Corp.

* Celso E.B. Foelkel, ABTCP

* Michael E. Haas, Longview Fibre Company

* John E. Hanby, Washington Pulp and Paper Foundation

* Jonathan C. Kerr, Andritz Inc.

* Peter F. Lee, AgriGenesis Biosciences Ltd.

* Lewis D. Shackford, GL&V Pulp Group Inc.

* Ronald A. Yeske, NCASI
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Title Annotation:TAPPI Association News
Publication:Solutions - for People, Processes and Paper
Date:May 1, 2004
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