Paper Industry International Hall of Fame to Honor Five Inductees at October Ceremony

Domtar's CEO and President, John D. Williams, to be keynote speaker at induction ceremony.

Commemorative plaques on display at the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame in Appleton, Wisconsin (USA).

Aug. 16, 2011 - The Paper Industry International Hall of Fame announced that its membership roster will expand to 105 on Oct. 6, 2011 with the induction of five more paper industry notables.

The 2011 inductees include:

  • Daniel Kevill Brown who headed Neenah Paper, was a Founding Trustee of Institute of Paper Chemistry, and a leader in Industry Associations (Neenah, WI USA)
  • Chester Carlson the inventor of the Xerox Copying Process (New York, NY, USA)
  • Georg Jayme, Professor of Cellulose Chemistry, Technical University of Darmstadt (Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Jori Eino Pesonen retired, headed Valmet/(METSO) (Helsinki, Finland)
  • John Stoveken, who built and ran paper mills in the 1850's, helped establish the paper industry in the Fox River Valley, and was an early pioneer of Kaukauna (Kaukauna, WI USA)

The 17th annual ceremony will begin with a reception at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the ceremony at 8 p.m.

John D. Williams, CEO and President of Domtar Corporation will be the keynote speaker at the event. Attendees also will have the opportunity to witness the hanging of the commemorative plaques at the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame within the Paper Discovery Center located at 425 W. Water Street, along the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Reservations for the induction event can be made through the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame office at 920-380-7491.

The Paper Industry International Hall of Fame, Inc. (www.paperhall.org), a non-profit organization, continues to recognize people who have made preeminent contributions to the paper industry worldwide by inducting them into the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame and oversees the operation of the Paper Discovery Center.

SOURCE: Paper Industry International Hall of Fame

See related story that appeared in PaperAge magazine:
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