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Excellence in Leadership
Shew Receives 2011 Excellence in “
Leadership Award . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 illiam M. “Chip” Shew, Mill Manager – Paper, Packaging &
Services, Greif Inc., was honored for outstanding leadership, at
ASPI Spring 2011 Meeting Speakers ASPI’s Spring 2011 meeting in Manalapan, Florida, February
Focused on Changes . . . . . . . . . . .2 16-18. He was nominated for this award by ASPI members, who cited his
passion for his mill and people, his sound judgment and coolness under
Additional Speakers announced for fire, and his personal relationships with each of the startup crew and ven-
dors during the recent successful rebuild of PM1 at Greif Packaging’s
ASPI Fall 2011 Customer Alignment
Massillon, Ohio mill.
Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Benefits of Membership – ASPI Perform- “Commitment of the team,” is Shew is proud to be a fourth
ance Benchmarking Survey . . . .3 the way Shew explains the success. generation papermaker. His father
“We have 93 employees here, with built Chipboard Inc. in 1966, and
Have You Earned the Right to Lead? . . .4 each just as important as the next. I his nickname was derived from the
was impressed with my team and first type of paper produced – 21#
Cai Lun and the Ancient Chinese how they worked together.” Chip. The company became part of
Invention of Paper: Lessons for Greif Brothers in 1972.
Modern Innovators . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Shew began working at the
Massillon mill in 1977 and over the
ASPI Welcomes New Members . .8 past 30+ years has coordinated and
supervised the modernization of
ASPI Board of Directors Updates . .10 the stock preparation process, the
installation of a co-generation unit,
Association of Suppliers to and has been instrumental in inte-
the Paper Industry grating computers into nearly every
Headquarters aspect of the mill’s process. But
William M. “Chip” Shew (center) receives according to Shew, the highlight of
15 Technology Parkway South, the award for leadership excellence from
Atlanta, GA 30092 ASPI President Bob Gallo (left), President,
his career thus far has been the
Voith Paper North America, and ASPI design and installation of a com-
Phone: +1 770-209-7521 Member Chuck Wunner (right), President, plete paper machine in 2010. “This
Fax: +1 770-209-7581 CVN Vooner Paper Machinery, at ASPI’s was a poignant moment as the new
Spring meeting. machine replaced the original
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machine on it,” said Shew as he addressed the Shew’s leadership has brought
site when my ASPI audience. Shew also shared the Massillon mill from one pro-
father built his team’s guidelines on supplier ducing an average product to
Chipboard in commitment: excellent communi- being the #1 chosen supplier.
1966,” he says. cation, strong process knowledge, Congratulations to Chip Shew for
“We have support through the layers of a receiving ASPI’s 2011 Excellence
found a system supplier’s organization, a strong in Leadership Award.
that has history of reliability, “out of the
worked, and box” thinking on new technology,
we will keep and an understanding and respect
“Chip” Shew for the mill’s engrained culture.
ASPI Spring 2011 Meeting Speakers Focused
hange–both underway and still needed–was a common theme at ASPI’s Spring 2011 Meeting. Tom
Stigers, Senior Vice President- Coated Mill Operations for RockTenn, provided a history and overview
of RockTenn (prior to the announced merger with Smurfit-Stone). Stigers highlighted RockTenn’s core
principles and how these have enabled the management team to focus on the changes needed to continue to
grow their business.
Rod Young, Chief Economic Jim Lane, editor and publisher Finally, Christer Idhammer,
Advisor for RISI, presented of Biofuels Digest, commented on Founder and CEO of IDCON,
prospects for the industry in 2011- the changes coming in the huge commented on the growing impor-
2012. RISI predicts no growth in and evolving biofuels and biobased tance of equipment reliability as
paper and board demand, and chemicals sectors. Lane commented operations become more automat-
continued declines in demand for on the policy and market drivers ed and include more electronic
newsprint and printing and writ- affecting the staggering $8.3 trillion equipment. Idhammer emphasized
ing papers. Packaging grades and addressable markets of biobased that much of the reliability and
tissue will post modest growth, he products. maintenance processes are still the
said. same, but the key to success lies
with the people involved. !
Rod Young Jim Lane, editor
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Additional Speakers announced for ASPI
Fall 2011 Customer Alignment Meeting
he ASPI Fall 2011 Customer Alignment Meeting is set for October 2-4, 2011 in Austin, Texas.
Temple-Inland, a leading producer of corrugated packaging and building products, will host this
meeting, providing attendees a chance to hear from Temple-Inland’s executive team on how the sup-
plier community can contribute to Temple-Inland’s strategic objectives.
Also presenting at this meeting Kimberly Kayler, CPSM,
will be Deli Yang , Ph.D., Richard CSI, President of Constructive
Burr & Donald Clark Professor of Communication, Inc. will also
International Business, Business be participating in the fall pro-
Administration, at Trinity University. gram. CCI specializes in market-
Professor Yang is a lead consultant ing and public relations for profes-
for the United Nations World sional service and technical firms in
Intellectual Property Organization the B2B marketplace. Kayler has
Deli Yang , Ph.D., on benchmarking intellectual prop- Kimberly Kayler, extensive experience in social media,
Richard Burr & Donald erty, and is frequently invited to CPSM, CIS, President public and community relations,
Clark Professor of of Constructive
speak at the UN on IP issues in Communications Inc.
crisis communications and strategic
Business Administration, international business. Dr. Yang will planning. Kayler will explore where
at Trinity University. be specifically addressing IP issues in social media is a fit for B2B, as well as where it is not.
China. Mark your calendars now to attend ASPI’s Fall
Meeting. The program will begin with dinner Sunday
evening, October 2, with presentations from Temple-
Inland taking place all day Monday, October 3. Kayler
and Yang will speak on Tuesday, October 4. The ASPI
Business Meeting will also be on Tuesday. !
Benefits of Membership – ASPI Performance
enchmarking is the process of determining who is the very best, who sets the standard, and what that
standard is. Twice a year ASPI surveys its member companies to help provide a tool for members to
benchmark their business performance against their peers.
The ASPI Performance Benchmarking Survey assesses trends in bookings and Net Contribution Margin.
Net Contribution Margin (NCM) is a general term to indicate the profitability of a product line. Members
are asked to compare data on bookings and NCM within the last six months as well as compared to last year,
for North American markets as well as global markets.
Survey results are only available to ASPI Member companies and all survey responses are strictly confiden-
tial. Individual surveys are not shared, and only aggregate data is available to members. Please visit the ASPI
website www.aspinet.org to learn more. !
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Have You Earned the Right to Lead?
by John Hamm
here are people in every organization whose titles indicate they are leaders. Often, and unfortunately,
their employees beg to differ. They don’t say it directly, but rather with ho-hum performance, games
of avoidance, and a dearth of enthusiasm.
When times are good, not-so- others to really know you, vulner- During the presentation the
great leaders can get by, their sins abilities, warts, and all. It’s about CEO was polite, if noncommittal.
cushioned by a surplus of cash and having the guts to seek feedback He gave the presenter a sort of pas-
the thrill of top-line growth. But from others in a sincere and gen- sively accepting feedback—“Nice
when the cloak of prosperity falls uine fashion. And it’s about being point,” “Interesting,” and so on—
away, mediocrity is exposed. able to maintain your authentic and wrapped up the meeting quick-
In the heat of the day-to-day self in a situation of meaningful ly, thanking the presenter for his ini-
battle, leaders sometimes lose their consequence—where your deci- tiative. But the CMO could sense
grip on the basic principles of lead- sions affect others, sometimes on a duplicity in the CEO’s behavior and
ership. In other cases, they never grand scale and sometimes in very attitude. Then, ten minutes after
learned or mastered these funda- personal or dramatic ways. the meeting, the CEO called the
mentals earlier in their career. And Underestimating the impact of CMO into his office and said, in
finally, sad to say, some people just small acts of dishonesty. A young, essence, “That presentation was
aren’t cut out to lead. inexperienced, but talented associ- absolutely terrible. That guy’s an
ate had what he thought was a idiot. I want you to fire him, today.”
Here are some basic mistakes
that leaders make: plan for a powerful new marketing The story of the firing spread (as
initiative. So he asked the CMO to it always does) throughout the com-
“Role playing” authenticity broker a meeting with the CEO to pany, morale slipped, and the CMO
rather than living it. Authenticity make a presentation on the sub- never completely trusted his boss
is about owning your failures and ject. The CMO agreed, and the again. The CEO’s reputation for
shortcomings. It’s about allowing meeting took place. trustworthiness had been wounded
forever. The wreckage from one
seemingly small act of dishonesty
was strewn all over the company
and could never be completely
Being two-faced (and assum-
ing others won’t notice). A CEO
had one executive on his team
whom he really trusted and in
whom he could confide. One
day, a couple of other members of
that company’s executive team
made a presentation at a board
meeting that didn’t go so well.
Later, the CEO turned to his
trusted executive and said, “We
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need to get rid of those guys. Punishing “good failures.” But it’s not enough to recruit once
They were a disaster at the board Great organizations encourage and then move on. Never assume
meeting—they embarrassed me.” risk-taking, because innovation “once enrolled, always enrolled.”
But then nothing happened. Life requires it. But if your employees Even the best followers need to be
at the company went on as before, take a risk and fail, and you come reminded again and again how
and the targeted executives down on them like a hammer, fun, rewarding, and meaningful
remained in their jobs. As the trust- they’ll never risk anything again. their work is.
ed executive watched this, he asked Good leaders deliberately create Enthusiasm is a renewable
himself: Did the boss mean what he high-risk, low-cost environ- resource. Remind your team often
said? Does he ever mean what he ments—a.k.a. cultures of trust— why you come to the office every
says? Did he change his mind—and where people don’t live in fear of day, and let them reflect on the
when did that happen? Or is he too the consequences of failure. A dig- reason they do the same.
gutless to follow through with his ital camera is the perfect analogy to Refusing to deal with your
plans? And if he’s willing to stab the kind of culture you want to cre- “weakest links.” Chronic under-
those guys in the back and then ate. There is no expense associated performers spoil things for every-
pretend to be their trusting partner, with a flawed digital photograph. one else. They create resentment
how do I know he hasn’t been You just hit the ‘delete’ button. among employees who are giving
doing the same thing with me? Because we know failure is free, we it their all, and they drag down
Such are the dangers of shoot- take chances, and in that effort we productivity. Leaders must have a
ing from the hip without realizing often get that one amazing picture plan for getting these problem
that such a communication does that we wouldn’t have if we were children off the playground—and
not qualify as a ‘casual’ com- paying for all the mistakes. they must act on that plan without
ment—once said, it must be procrastination.
resolved, and if it is not, it lingers The worst scenario of all is to
until it is fixed. have a plan for dealing with under-
Squelching the flow of bad performers, and then not pull the
news. If you shoot the messenger trigger on the announced conse-
when he/she brings you bad news, quences, for reasons of sentimen-
you can be certain that future mes- tality, weakness, or favoritism—or
sengers will be reluctant to bring worst of all, an attempt to preserve
you the information you need. leadership popularity.
That’s why in most organizations Nothing can be more damaging
good news zooms to the top, while to the morale and esprit de corps
bad news flows uphill like molasses of a team. It destroys your authen-
in January. ticity, your trustworthiness, and
Good leaders understand this your ability to compel others to
reality and combat it by building a act. It is the end of you as a leader.
primary and insatiable demand for It is better to have no weakest-link
the unvarnished facts, the raw plan at all than one with obvious
data, the actual measurements, the Letting employee enthusiasm liabilities.
honest feedback. Very few efforts fizzle. A big part of a leader’s job is Allowing people to “fail elegantly.”
will instill more confidence and to be compelling. That means you There are two basic operating
trust than demonstrating that the must recruit “A Players” through a modes for organizations under
organization values the facts, the big vision of the future and a per- high-stakes execution pressure.
truth, and the speed of delivery. sonal commitment to a mission.
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One is the mentality of winning, almost always worse than making may go back to a cramped cubicle
which we know about. The other, a bad decision. Not making a deci- and start updating his résumé, or
less obvious, is failing elegantly, a sion at all, although it may seem go out and get drunk, or miss a
very sophisticated and veiled set of the safe choice, actually strips your night’s sleep. Your momentary bad
coping behaviors by individuals, organization of its momentum. day could be his nightmare, and
the purpose of which is to avoid Good leaders don’t just make something he will remember forev-
the oncoming embarrassment er. Your mood matters; don’t make
it your employees’ problem.!
decisions—they pursue them.
when the cover comes off the Because the speed of the organiza-
lousy results that we’d prefer no tion is often its destiny—and
one ever sees. John Hamm is one of the top leader-
because that speed directly corre- ship experts in Silicon Valley and has
Essentially, when people stop lates with the speed with which its also been a CEO or board member at
believing they can win, some decisions are made or not made— over thirty companies. He currently
devote their energy to how best to these leaders are haunted by the teaches leadership at the Leavey School
lose. This often manifests as fear that somewhere in the organi- of Business at Santa Clara University.
excuse-making, blaming, tolerat- zation a critical decision is being
ing cut corners, and manipulating left orphaned and unmade.
and editorializing data. Good lead- Underestimating the weight
ers know how to recognize these your words—and your moods.
symptoms and intervene with Every conversation with, and every
urgency and strength of conviction communication from, a leader car-
to get everyone on the high road to ries added weight because of the
winning. authority of the position behind it.
Delaying decisions until it’s too Have a bad day and snap at one of
late. Not making a decision is your subordinates, and that person
Cai Lun and the Ancient Chinese Invention
of Paper: Lessons for Modern Innovators
Jeff Lindsay, Innovationedge, Neenah, WI
mong the many inventions that came from ancient China, four in particular have been given attention
for their impact on the modern world. Known today as the “Four Great Inventions” (“si da fa ming”),
they are (1) the compass, (2) gunpowder, (3) papermaking, and (4) printing. Who can overestimate the
profound impact of the last two intertwined inventions on our world today?
As we look to our ancient roots As Dard Hunter wrote in his enshrouded in mystery.
in recalling the Chinese innova- classic book on the history of Nevertheless, the best information
tion of paper and remember the paper (Papermaking: The History we have points to a servant of the
work of its ancient champions, and Technique of an Ancient Chinese imperial court, a eunuch
perhaps we can learn something Craft, New York: Alfred A Knopf, named Cai Lun (sometimes
about our future, a future that 1943), the development of most spelled Ts’ai Lun), as the man who
depends on continued innovation. crafts, including papermaking, are should be or at least can be credit-
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ed with the innovation of paper in Han Dynasty. He writes that Cai even older but fairly crude speci-
105 A.D. This was during the Lun, a highly regarded eunuch in mens. It is possible that others
height of the Han Dynasty (202 the Imperial Court, applied his made versions of paper before
BC-AD 220, more specifically the talents to solve the problem of him, but failed to carry it forward
Eastern Han Dynasty, AD making writing more convenient. to become successful innovation.
25–220), one of several golden Writing and inscriptions were Resources for technical develop-
eras of Chinese history. done on bamboo or silk strips, but ment may have been an important
I choose my words carefully these were not convenient materi- part of the recipe for success.
when I speak of the innovation and als to work with and silk was cost- In addition to Cai Lun’s techni-
not necessarily the invention of ly. Fan Ye credits Cai Lun with cal advances, his report to the
paper. The invention–the original having “conceived the idea of Emperor may also have been a cru-
creation of a web made from mac- making paper from the bark of cial step in driving the social adop-
erated, individual fibers laid down trees, hemp waste, old rags, and tion of paper, resulting in its wide-
in a slurry on a porous support such fish nets.” Perhaps he was the spread use. According to Fan Ye,
as a wire or cloth–may have been by originator, the one who conceived after he submitted his work to the
someone else. There is archaeologi- of and invented paper, or rather, Emperor, he “received praise for
cal evidence of paper made from reinvented or improved what oth- his ability. From this time, paper
hemp decades earlier, and there is ers had tried earlier. Perhaps he has been in use everywhere and is
the probability that in Cai Lun’s had a vision for improving a pro- universally called 'the paper of
day, others working for him devised totype material and the method of Marquis Cai.” Paper was about to
or improved the papermaking making it, and gave directions to become more than a rare find in
process that has long been associat- his staff for the trials to run to future archaeological digs, but a
ed with his name. But Cai Lun obtain breakthrough improve- universally used medium that
took paper beyond being a techni- ment. In any case, Fan Ye indi- would change the world for cen-
cal invention and helped drive its cates that he and his crew con- turies, even millennia to come.
widespread adoption such that it ducted research on this topic,
made significant advances, and Many inventions wither away
became a successful innovation, into obscurity and fail to become
one that would stick and change then, importantly, made a report
to the Emperor that was highly lasting innovations until the right
the world for centuries to come. person with the right vision,
regarded and gained support.
The history of innovation means, and connections comes
teaches us that a single inventor is The China Internet Information along and breathes life and fullness
rarely responsible for a noteworthy Center (China.Org.Cn) reports into the concept. Cai Lun, with
invention, especially one that dra- that when Cai Lun presented his access to the Emperor, with a
matically changes the world for first batch of paper to the Han vision of the potential of the
good. A long list of people may emperor, the emperor was so invention, and with the credibility
have contributed knowledge and delighted that he named the mate- and track record to make a report
advances to the creation of paper rial “Marquis Cai’s paper.” In that would gain imperial attention
in Cai Lun’s day, with many thou- 1974, archaeologists found and support, was such a man. It is
sands having done the same since Eastern Han Dynasty paper found Cai Lun whom we can properly
his time to give us the brilliant in Wuwei, China, from Cai Lun’s credit for successfully driving the
spectrum of products and process- era with written words that were innovation of paper into ancient
es we now know. still clearly decipherable. With a Chinese and ultimately world his-
smooth finish and fine texture, tory, regardless of how much of
In the fifth century, the this paper is said to be the most
Chinese scholar Fan Ye credited the actual inventing was done by
refined and oldest paper discov- him.
Cai Lun with the discovery of ered to date–not counting some
paper in his official history of the
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Han Dynasty. Around AD 97, he and access to resources as much as
would distinguish himself and his it depends on the genius and
men through his highly skilled vision of any one person.
work in producing swords and Innovation is a fragile plant that
other weapons that served as mod- demands much nourishment and
els for future weapons production. patience for it to take root. May
Looking to the future, there are we encourage the inventors and
many with vision and great ideas. prospective innovators in our
Some may be in the United States, midst and clear out the barriers to
others in China or elsewhere. Ideas innovation success in their way
alone do little. They must be while nurturing the opportunity.
transformed and aided with many Let us learn from our ancient roots
Cai Lun was born in Guiyang hands to become something that and help bring forward the inno-
vation of the future that our indus-
try and world needs. !
(modern day Leiyang). He served can change the way people work
as a court eunuch since AD 75, and live, an innovation that sticks,
was then promoted several during at least for a while. That success
the time of Emperor He of the will depend upon relationships
ASPI Welcomes New Members
SPI is pleased to announce that four new members have received Board of Director approval to join
ASPI: MAJIQ, Nalco, Pearce Corrugated Consulting, and Xerium Technologies.
Georgia-Pacific mill in 1986. Over pointing toward continued devel-
the succeeding 25 years, MAJIQ opment, and superior reliability
has added and retained prominent and sustainability, MAJIQ contin-
customers across all major sectors ues to win major new accounts
of the industry. The Company has and service project work for new
MAJIQ is a global leader in retained its focus on the pulp and and existing customers.
enterprise software and services for paper market through cyclical Headquartered in Redmond,
the pulp and paper industry. The industry swings and enjoys a ster- Washington, USA, and with an
Company’s Elixir product is best- ling reputation with systems office in Gibsons, British
of-breed software, providing inte- installed at 6 of the top 10 global Columbia, Canada, MAJIQ
grated Sales Order Processing producers and many other leading employs a strong staff of experts
(SOP) and Manufacturing manufacturers. who bring great industry experi-
Execution Systems (MES). Elixir MAJIQ enjoys unrivaled cus- ence and knowledge to the busi-
sets the standard for mill-wide tomer loyalty and retention from ness, combined with a talented
operations management. producers across all genres of the software development team that
MAJIQ was founded in 1981 industry, including container- has stayed together through multi-
and was an early innovator in the board, boxboard, tissue, ple product development cycles.
market, with our first pulp and newsprint, and specialty papers. Our staff is committed to our cus-
paper customer installation for a With a vibrant product roadmap
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tomers and the pulp and paper Manager will serve as Nalco’s pri- rials are converted into finished
industry. mary ASPI contact. Scott paper, paperboard, and related
Steve Latham, President, will Singletary, Key Account Manager, industrial products.
serve as the primary contact for will serve as alternate contact. Xerium employs a broad port-
MAJIQ. Pete Litka, Vice folio of patented and proprietary
President, Sales & Marketing and product and manufacturing tech-
John Bullinger, Vice President nologies, as well as extensive
Operations, will serve as alternate industry experience, to provide
contacts. customers with tailored solutions
designed to optimize the perform-
ance of their equipment and
reduce the costs of their opera-
Pearce Corrugated Consulting tions. Xerium products are integral
provides a multitude of services to to our customers' product quality
the corrugated packaging industry. and manufacturing efficiency and
Some of the services offered are are specifically designed to add
Plant Design, turnaround situa- value to the overall process. These
Nalco is the world's largest sus- tions, mentoring, "proven path" custom product solutions are the
tainability services company improvement packages, and much result of a substantial investment
focused on industrial water, energy more. Pearce Corrugated in research and development and
and air applications; delivering sig- Consulting also brings years of highly sophisticated manufactur-
nificant environmental, social and experience and proven business ing processes.
economic performance benefits to and manufacturing methodologies Xerium has an extensive global
its customers. Nalco help its cus- to every consulting job. Tom footprint of 31 manufacturing
tomers reduce energy, water and Pearce, President, will be the pri- facilities in 13 countries, strategi-
other natural resource consump- mary ASPI contact. cally located in the major paper,
tion, enhance air quality, minimize paperboard, and industrial prod-
environmental releases and ucts producing regions of North
improve productivity and end America, Europe, South America
products while boosting the bot- and Asia-Pacific, and have over
tom line. Together Nalco’s compre- 3,370 employees worldwide. We
hensive solutions contribute to the market our products primarily
sustainable development of cus- using our direct sales-service force
tomer operations. Nalco is a mem- to the industry's leading producers.
ber of the Dow Jones Sustainability Xerium Technologies, Inc. is a Joel Farmer, Vice President –
World and North America Indexes. leading global manufacturer and Business Development &
More than 12,000 Nalco employ- supplier of specially engineered Corporate Accounts will serve as
ees operate in 150 countries sup- consumable products used prima- the primary ASPI contact. Scott
ported by a comprehensive net- rily in the production of paper, Bowman, Senior Vice President
work of manufacturing facilities, paperboard, and specific industrial Sales, will serve as alternate contact
sales offices and research centers to applications. Xerium products are for Xerium.
serve a broad range of end markets. focused in two key product classi-
Welcome to our new member
In 2010, Nalco achieved sales of fications; woven machine fabrics
$4.25 billion. For more informa- and felts, and roll covers. Xerium
tion visit www.nalco.com. Ken products play key technical roles
McCormick, Strategic Account in the process by which raw mate-
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ASPI Welcomes New Board Member and
BOD Class of 2014
SPI welcomes Rod Young, Chief Economic Advisor for RISI to the ASPI Board of Directors, Class of
2014. Rod joins returning Board members Marcus Pillion, President, EagleBurgmann and Robert
Quarles, Director of Corporate Sales, Buckman USA. ASPI thanks Tom Vaughn, VP-Marketing with
Kadant Solutions and Rod Fisher, President, Fisher International, who are stepping down from the board, for
their service to ASPI. !
Tony Fandetti, VP – Sales for Sulzer Process Pumps, stops by ASPI Headquarters in Norcross,
Georgia. Sulzer Pumps is one of the world's leading pump manufacturers, recognized for
excellent product quality, performance reliability and technical innovation. Sulzer Pumps pro-
vides a full line of pumps, equipment and related technologies to the Oil and Gas,
Hydrocarbon Processing, Power Generation and Pulp and Paper industries.
With a global network of 13 product orientated factories and service centers and sales offices
in more than 150 countries, Sulzer Pumps is a truly global company, close to customers acting
locally through regional teams with local market understanding and expertise.
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Director of Corporate Sales
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Paperchine Metso Paper, USA, Inc.
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Eka Chemicals Inc. Kadant Paperline Group
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