Tappi announces Board of Directors Election Results
TAPPI’s new Board of Directors: Dr. Gary M. Scott (SUNY), Davide R. Friedman (General Mills) and
Thomas E. Rodencal (Consultant). Elected to begin their three year terms in March 2009, they will join Jeffrey J. Siegel
(Mica Corporation) and Norman F. Marsolan, who will serve two-year terms as TAPPI Chair, and TAPPI Vice Chair,
Friedman is a 30-year veteran of the packaging industry and has served as Senior Packaging Scientist at General
Mills since 1985. Rodencal has been active in the paper industry for more than 30 years. He is a consultant based in
Duluth, Georgia and focuses on improving operations and the technical aspects of the paper industry. Scott has worked in
the paper industry for more than 25 years and is currently professor and chair of the Department of Paper and Bioprocess
Engineering at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Siegel, Marsolan, Scott, Friedman and Rodencal will join the following Board of Directors members who will
continue to serve on the TAPPI Board: Carlos A. Aguiar (Aracruz Cellulose SA), Thomas J. Garland (PaperWorks Industries
Inc.), Larry N. Montague (TAPPI), Dr. Vince F. Newberry, Nicki S. Slusser (International Paper), Jukka Tiitinen (Metso Paper
USA Inc.), and Mark Watkins (MeadWestvaco).
Former TAPPI Chair, Willis J. Potts, Jr., served as chairman of the 2009 Nominating Committee. Other committee
members included Kathleen M. Bennett (Kathleen M. Bennett Consulting LLC), Richard J. Croker (Georgia-Pacific
Corporation), Dr. Harry T. Cullinan (Auburn University), Mike Haas, Charles E. Hodges (Port Townsend Paper), Jonathan C.
Kerr (Andritz Inc.), Sally Love (Paragon Worldwide), Larry N. Montague (TAPPI), and non-voting member Jeffrey J. Siegel
In March 2009, the following TAPPI Board of Directors members will complete their terms: Mark R. McCollister,
(Paperchine Inc.), Dr. J. Philip E. Jones (IMERYS), Norman F. Marsolan, and John R. Martin (Packaging Corp. of America).
TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries and copublisher