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Engineering Division Council in 1994. Sutman helped with the consolidation of TAPPI’s paper- making conferences that eventually became PaperCon. He completed his term as Engineering Division Chair in 2004 and received TAPPI’s Engineering Division Leader- ship and Service Award in 2005. Sutman spent several years on the PaperCon Steering Committee, chairing the committee in 2010. Sutman and a few other TAPPI volunteers started the Runnability Fun Run in 2005. He chaired the Fun Run Committee from 2005 to 2010. Held annually for the last 15 years, the Fun Run has raised over $176,000 for TAPPI Division Scholarships, and this year will be held virtually in conjunction with TAPPICon Virtual, May 4-5. Sutman served on TAPPI’s Board of Directors from 2013-2015. He retired in 2019 and remains active within TAPPI. Travis Plains, Senior Regional Terminal Operations Man- ager for Lhoist North America in Birmingham, Alabama,

established to recognize individuals for voluntary leader- ship and support. Recipients have significantly and de- monstrably advanced the mission and vision of TAPPI and

in specific improvements made in the Association’s internal or external endeavors. Sutman, formerly a senior group leader, Global Technolo- gy, with Solenis LLC, is retired. In 1984, his manager and mentor at Great Northern Paper encouraged him to become ac- tive with TAPPI. Sutman joined

Frank Sutman

the Pressing and Drying Committee at his first TAPPI Engi- neering Conference. He ascended through the leadership roles of the Water Removal Committee and then joined the

has been named winner of the distinguished Paul W. Magnabosco Outstanding Local Sec- tion Award, which recognizes remarkable leadership and service to one or more TAP- PI Local Sections. Recipients are individuals whose exceptional service has resulted in significant and measurable benefits to TAP- PI Local Sections through a single activity or through longtime efforts. A TAPPI member since 2015, Plains is an active participant in the Gulf Coast TAP- PI Local Section, currently serving as Vice Chairman. He has made a lasting impact on the Section’s op- erations though his planning and participation in the Section’s meet- ings, improvements to communications and updates to the membership roster. Plains joined Lhoist in 2011 as a market analyst at their Fort Worth, Texas, facility. In 2013, he transitioned into sales and now works in their Southeast region specializing in the paper and steel industries. Lhoist North America is part of the Lhoist Group, a major supplier of lime, limestone and clay products to various industries, including the pulp and paper sector. Michael P. Doss, President and Chief Ex- ecutive Officer of Graphic Packaging Holding Company, has been named TAPPI/PIMA Ex- ecutive of the Year. Among the highest hon- ors bestowed by TAPPI and PIMA, this award is presented to senior-level executives in the CONTINUED ON PAGE 18 Travis Plains


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