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RISI announces 2017 PPI Award winners at CEPI European Paper Week in Brussels

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RISI announces 2017 PPI Award winners at CEPI European Paper Week in Brussels

November 30, 2017 - 04:02

BRUSSELS, Nov. 29, 2017 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa takes top spot in both Bringing Paper to Life & Managing Risk categories

RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, this evening announced the2017 PPI Award winnersat the awards dinner held during CEPI European Paper Week. The PPI Awards honor leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pulp and paper industry, and are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the sector.

The winners were announced at the awards dinner on November 29thin Brussels, Belgium at the Royal Museums of Art and History.

The 2017 PPI Award winners are:

Innovation in CellulosicAward
Processum –  Forest Fish
Sponsored byNC Partnering Ltd

Environmental Leadership Award
DS Smith Plc
Sponsored byExxonMobil

Water Efficiency Award
Soffass – Sofidel S.p.A.
Sponsored byNALCO Water

Resilience – Managing Risk Award
Smurfit Kappa – Zülpich
Sponsored byFM Global

Pulp and Paper Industry Internet of Things Award
Metsä Group
Sponsored byAndritz

Mill Manager of the Year Award
Pavan Kumar Suri –  JK Paper Mills, Rayagada
Sponsored byValmet

Tissue – Innovation Award
Cascades Tissue Group – Cascades Fluff & Tuff
Sponsored byiT’s Tissue

Packaging Innovation Award
Graphic Packaging International – FruitPack®
Sponsored byVOITH

Bringing Paper to Life– Innovating Printing & Writing Campaign of the Year Award
Smurfit Kappa Colombia, Cali Mill – CartoPrint
Sponsored byHP and ColorLok Technology

International CEO of the Year Award
Berry Wiersum – Sappi Europe SA
Sponsored byStepChange Consulting

Entries were evaluated by a panel of judges who independently reviewed the entries according to each category’s award criteria. The judges on this year’s panel were:

  • Adam Bushong, Dell
  • Bob Latham, Delphi Projects
  • Bodo Kottwitz, BKay Tissue Advice
  • Donna Harman, AF&PA
  • Esko Uutela, RISI
  • John Pollard, Unilever
  • Kari Vainio, Kolumbus
  • Kevin O’Grady, Pinnacle Quality
  • Nicholas Mockett, Moorgate Capital
  • Robert Wilson, AMEC
  • Rod Young, RISI
  • Stuart Andrews, CDP Worldwide

For more details on the award ceremony, the judges’ panel, or the list of finalists, please visitwww.ppiawards.com.

About RISI (www.risi.com)

RISIis the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in thepulp and paper, packaging,wood products,timber, biomass,tissueandnonwovensindustries to help them make better decisions.

Headquartered in Boston, MA,RISI operates additional officesthroughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.