Pulp and Paper Manufacturers Association Elects Board Members

April 19, 2011 - Appleton, Wisconsin-based Pulp and Paper Manufacturers Association [PPMA] announced that it has reelected John Wirch as President at its 2011 Annual Meeting held on April 7. Wirch is Vice President, Human Resources for Little Rapids Corporation, Green Bay, WI. The PPMA has provided human resource services to the pulp, paper, converting and allied industries since 1936. Member companies are from locations in Minnesota east to the Atlantic Coast.

The PPMA Board of Directors also appointed Bob Pagel as Vice President (Labor Relations Manager, Appleton, Appleton, WI) and reappointed Ron Zimmerman as Treasurer (Human Resources Manager, Packaging Corporation of America, Tomahawk, WI).

PPMA Executive Director Dick Kendall said, "Our PPMA Board brings experience and an in-depth knowledge of industry as well as an awareness of our Association's valued services to our membership. Their collective insight will continue to help position the Association as we serve our members and deal with industry challenges and changes."

Mike Carpiaux, SPHR, (Georgia Pacific, Green Bay WI) is elected to a second term on the PPMA Board. Also elected are Joe Thibaudeau (Procter & Gamble, Green Bay, WI), Tom Fullove (Green Bay Packaging, Green Bay, WI), Jim McDonnell (Wausau Paper, Harrodsburg, KY), and Keith Lolley (Caraustar, Austell, GA). Karen Hall (Mohawk Fine Papers, Cohoes, NY) continues on the PPMA Board.

PPMA conducts surveys, hosts educational conferences, provides industry summary data, and conducts research into member inquiries.

SOURCE: Pulp and Paper Manufacturers Association