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Domtar Leadership on Display at PaperCon 2018

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PaperCon 2018

Domtar’s leadership in the pulp and paper industry is on full display this week at the Charlotte Convention Center, where we are participating in PaperCon 2018. It’s the annual conference for the Technical Association of the Pulp & Paper Industry (TAPPI).

During this three-day event, leaders from Domtar’s Pulp and Paper divisions are sharing insights and leading panel discussions:

  • Steve Henry, vice president of strategy and business analysis, spoke on an executive panel about how innovation is helping move the pulp and paper industry forward. The panel also tackled industry-wide topics including technology and the impact of global trade regulations.

Steven Henry, vice president of strategy and business analysis, is shown second from the left.

Lisa Yankie, vice president of human resources, took part in a Women in Industry panel on inclusion and how teams create value. She discussed industry trends in hiring and the positive impact diverse teams can have on a company’s culture and bottom line. Later in the week, she will participate in a second panel about developing a multigenerational workforce, where she will discuss Domtar’s initiatives to attract, develop and retain top talent while managing the generational transition taking place across the industry.

Lisa Yankie, vice president of human resources, is shown second from the left

  • Bill Edwards, vice president of manufacturing — communication papers, will discuss Domtar’s progress in safety, with an emphasis on injury prevention.
  • Kathy Collins, Rothschild Mill general manager from 2014 until her promotion to Pulp and Paper environmental director, will take part in a mill manager’s roundtable and share insights on what made her this year’s Mill Manager of the Year.

“PaperCon is one of our most important and well-attended events each year,” says Pulp and Paper President Mike Garcia. “I’m really proud of the outstanding recognition our colleagues received, as well as the significant role our leadership is playing in this year’s event.”

PaperCon 2018 Award Winners

At the PaperCon 2018 Awards Breakfast, TAPPI honored four Domtar employees for their valuable contributions to the organization and the industry:

Todd Coltrain was named Brookshire Moore Superintendent of the Year.


Kathy Collins, center, was named Mill Manager of the Year.

Ashdown Mill Manager Bob Grygotis, a 40-year pulp and paper–industry veteran, received TAPPI’s Ray H. Cross Community Service Award.

Bob Grygotis, center, received the Ray H. Cross Community Service Award.

Lindsey Clifton, a performance improvement coordinator at the Kingsport Mill, was one of seven people honored by TAPPI as Young Professionals of the Year.

Lindsey Clifton was named a Young Professional of the Year.

“Recognizing outstanding industry contributions has always been a hallmark of PaperCon,” says Steve Smith, Ashdown Mill operations and customer service manager, who also serves as PIMA management division chair. “This is our annual opportunity to thank industry professionals for their extraordinary efforts. Having four of our Domtar colleagues receive prestigious awards says a lot about our company’s leading position in the pulp and paper industry.”

Learn more about PaperCon 2018.