The Association of Independent Printing Paper Merchants Honors Alain Villemure with Peyton Shaner Award

Alain Villemure (center) holds the Peyton Shaner Award with Dave Butler of Butler Dearden Paper (Worcester, Mass.) on the left, and Marshall Brown, Executive Director, AIPPM on the right.

Oct. 8, 2013 - The Association of Independent Printing Paper Merchants (AIPPM) said that Alain Villemure, Vice President, Sales for Lecta North America, is the recipient of its 2013 Peyton Shaner Award.

The presentation of the award took place in late-September at AIPPM's Fall Conference in Newport, Rhode Island.

The Peyton Shaner Award was established to commemorate the founder of the Association of Independent Printing Paper Merchants. The recipient is recognized as someone who has shared Shaner's passion for the industry.

Past recipients include Doug Adams and Bill Stemmerman of Appleton, Bill Frohlich of the NPTA Alliance, Jeff Kirchmer of National Envelope, Morris Dennis of Dennis Paper Co., and Charlie Peth of Wausau Paper.

A graduate of the Université du Quebec ŕ Montreal, with an MBA from the University of Ottawa, Villemure is a 26-year veteran of the paper industry. He began his career with Domtar Fine Papers in 1987 and held responsibilities in Sales, Marketing and Logistics during his 11-year tenure. He was awarded two US patents for copy paper packaging while responsible for product management.

In 1999 Villemure was recruited by Condat S.A. (a division of the Lecta Group) to open and lead its North American office in Montreal. In 2004 he was promoted to Vice-President of Lecta North America, responsible for the Sales, Marketing and Customer Service of the three Lecta companies.

Villemure is well known in the industry and is connected to every major customer group. He has been active with the National Paper Trade Association and served as the Vice Chair and Chair of the Paper Committee.

The purpose of the Association of Independent Printing Paper Merchants is to bring growth and value to its members by leveraging its purchasing and marketing opportunities, sharing and encouraging the use of best business practices, and promoting the healthy exchange of ideas.

SOURCE: Association of Independent Printing Paper Merchants