2017 PPI Award Winners Announced at CEPI European Paper Week

2017 PPI Award Winners Announced at CEPI European Paper Week


Brussels, November 29, 2017 – RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, this evening announced the 2017 PPI Award winners at 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 29th in Brussels, Belgium at the Royal Museums of Art and History.

Innovation in Cellulosic Award
Processum –  Forest Fish
Sponsored by NC Partnering Ltd

Environmental Leadership Award
DS Smith Plc
Sponsored by ExxonMobil

Water Efficiency Award
Soffass – Sofidel S.p.A.
Sponsored by NALCO Water

Resilience – Managing Risk Award
Smurfit Kappa – Zülpich
Sponsored by FM Global

Pulp and Paper Industry Internet of Things Award
Metsä Group
Sponsored by Andritz

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

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

Packaging Innovation Award
Graphic Packaging International – FruitPack®
Sponsored by VOITH

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

International CEO of the Year Award
Berry Wiersum – Sappi Europe SA
Sponsored by StepChange 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

Source: RISI