TAPPI recently announced the recipients of its 2016 Paper and Board Division Technical Award and Leadership and Service Award. The Paper and Board Division Technical Award and Harris O. Ware Prize recipient is Marko Kolari, Ph.D., of Kemira. The award recognizes Kolari’s contributions toward advancing the industry's technology.

“When I was informed about this award I was very delighted,” said Kolari. “I have worked hard trying to increase understanding of microbiology in paper industry and personally this award means a lot as it tells me that these efforts have been noted and are appreciated.”

The Paper and Board Division Leadership and Service Award and Oscar May Prize recipient is Jeff Reese of International Paper. This award reportedly recognizes Reese’s leadership and service to the division, resulting in significant and demonstrable benefits to its members.

“It’s been fun working with the Papermakers and Water Removal Committees for the past 30 years and coordinating efforts to lead a track at the Papermaking, TAPPI/PIMA, and PaperCon conferences for the past 11 years,” said Reese. “I am honored to represent all of the speakers and session chairs who have worked to make the conferences so successful.”

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