TAPPI recently announced this year’s winners of its most prestigious awards. The 2019 recipient of the Paul W. Magnabosco Outstanding Local Section Award is Richard Olsen, who recently retired as Vice President of Western District Sales at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Olsen has been a member of TAPPI since 1973. He has been a member of the Chicago TAPPI Local Section since 1978, was Chairman from 1985 to 1990, and remains on the Chicago Local Section board. He was one of the founders of the Southeast TAPPI Local Section for Corrugated and an active member of the Minnesota Local Section. He was National TAPPI Corrugated Local Section Advisory Committee Chairman 1993-1994 and received the TAPPI Outstanding Local Section Member Award in 1995.
The 2019 recipient of the TAPPI-PIMA Executive of the Year Awardis John D. Williams, President, Chief Executive Officer at Domtar. Williams has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Domtar since January 2009 and is also a member of the Board of Directors. He has more than 40 years of experience in both consumer products and packaging.
The 2019 recipient of the Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal Awardis Shih-Chin Chen, Corporate Executive Engineer at ABB and the 2019 recipient of the Herman L. Joachim Distinguished Service Awardis Kerry Figiel, Engineering Fellow specializing in Process Control, Quality Control Systems and Web Inspection Systems at International Paper.