Sean Erwin to Speak at Paper Industry International Hall of Fame Ceremony
Aug. 10, 2006 - The Paper Industry International Hall of Fame (PIIHF) announced that Sean Erwin, chairman, president and CEO of Neenah Paper, will deliver the keynote presentation at the PIIHF's 12th annual induction ceremony on September 28, 2006. The festivities will be held at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in downtown Appleton, Wisconsin.
According to Valerie Wylie, executive director for the PIIHF, the 2006 class of inductees will be announced in the next week. She noted that the Hall of Fame is anticipating the addition of six new honorees to its current membership of 70 notables from throughout the world.
The PIIHF recognizes individuals who pioneered and/or helped the world's paper and allied industries to flourish. The hall of fame is housed within the new Paper Discovery Center, an interactive museum that celebrates everything related to paper. The center is located along the banks of the picturesque Fox River at 425 West Water Street in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Mr. Erwin's accomplished career with Fox Cities paper industry giants, Kimberly-Clark and Neenah Paper, made him the top choice to headline this year's prestigious ceremonies, Wylie said.
Erwin had been an employee of Kimberly-Clark prior to Neenah Paper's spin-off from the Dallas-based company in December 2004. He started with Kimberly-Clark in 1978 and held increasingly senior positions in both finance and business management.
In January 2004, Erwin was named president of Kimberly-Clark's Pulp and Paper Sector and, prior to that, he served as the president of Kimberly-Clark's Global Nonwovens business from early 2001. He has also served as the president of the European Customer Tissue business, managing director of Kimberly-Clark Australia, and president of the Technical Paper business for Kimberly-Clark.
Erwin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance from Northern Illinois University.
More information about the 12th annual induction ceremony is available through the PIIHF office by calling: (920) 380-7491. Visit the PIIHF's web site at: www.paperhall.com.
SOURCE: Paper Industry International Hall of Fame