Management

When Operations Runs Maintenance

Are you thinking about reorganizing by having maintenance report to operations? My advice to you is: “Bad idea.” Consider, instead, keeping your central maintenance organization and putting some of the hourly workers in specific work areas.

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Domtar’s Safety Journey

Over its 170-year history, Domtar has seen a tremendous amount of growth and change. Today’s Domtar is unified, in part, by an unrelenting focus on safety.

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The Trade War Threat Looms

RISI’s annual North American forest products outlook conference showed a strong industry—but some outside threats could pose a challenge.

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Steve Voorhees Focuses on WestRock Culture, Buying KapStone, Growing Offshore, Doubling Profit

GREG RUDDER WestRock CEO Steve Voorhees is a consolidator. His company in the last three years has completed the most M&As of any in the industry. He’s done this with a focus on integrating workers from different companies into a single company that is to be superior and more efficient than the individual ones. Since WestRock was developed in 2015 ...

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A Change in Leadership for FPInnovations

Intense collaboration with no limits is one of Stéphane Renou’s aims as he takes over as head of the Canadian-based R&D institute. GRAEME RODDEN Although he spent close to two decades working with industrial giant GE, the pulp and paper industry was not unfamiliar to Stéphane Renou when he took over as president and CEO of FPInnovations in late 2017. ...

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Bridging the Talent Gap

We spoke with two industry leaders—one representing our largest manufacturer, and one representing a major supplier—about one of the pulp and paper industry’s biggest challenges: how to attract and retain tech-savvy graduates. JAN BOTTIGLIERI Mark Sutton is chairman and CEO of International Paper, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fiber-based packaging, pulp, and paper. Sutton was named CEO in ...

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Papcel is Making its Mark Worldwide

David Dostal, the company’s CEO and chairman of the board, talks about Papcel’s growth and its future in the pulp and paper industry. MARK RUSHTON Czech company Papcel has been making its mark as an all-round technology supplier to the global pulp and paper industry since its formation in 1950. It prides itself on being able to supply complete turnkey ...

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Walter Schalka: RISI’s Four-time Latin American CEO of the Year

The merger between Suzano and Fibria dominates, but Schalka looks beyond. MARINA FALEIROS Walter Schalka, CEO of giant pulp and paper producer Suzano, has been named RISI’s Latin American CEO of the Year for the fourth consecutive time. Schalka was cited by several market analysts as a key player in the merger process between Suzano and Fibria, one of the ...

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