BRUSSELS, November 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
RISI is proud to announce the winners of the Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Awards 2011 program. The winners received their trophies at the PPI Awards 2011 dinner and ceremony on Tuesday, November 15, in Brussels, Belgium.
Mike Coffey, Chief Executive Officer of RISI, commented, "The PPI Awards 2011 gala dinner was a night to remember with attendees from all over the world and from all parts of the pulp and paper industry. On behalf of RISI, I'd like to congratulate all of the winners on their impressive achievements and also all the companies and individuals that entered and made the shortlist for these prestigious awards."
The awards ceremony included participants from India, China, Brazil, USA, Canada, and many European countries. RISI also organized two seminars during the day and the first ever Big Debate on Sustainability in the Paper Industry, in association with HP and ColorLok Technology.
PPI AWARDS 2011 WINNERS:
GLOBAL CEO OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by StepChange Consulting (http://www.stepchange.com)
• Paul Herbert, CEO, Ilim Group - Russia
MILL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by ABB (http://www.abb.com/pulpandpaper)
• Karl Heinz Gerlach - Smurfit Kappa Group, Herzberger PapierFabrik, Germany
BUSINESS STRATEGY OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Voith (http://www.voith.com)
• Domsjo Fabriker, Sweden
ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGY OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Metso (http://www.metso.com)
• Domtar, Canada
INNOVATIVE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by BTG (http://www.btg.com)
• Sodra Cell, Sweden - DuraPulp
PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR - ENVIRONMENTAL MESSAGE
Sponsored by HP and ColorLok (http://www.hp.com) (http://www.colorlok.com)
• Domtar, Canada - PAPERbecause
PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR - PULP, PAPER AND BOARD PRODUCT
Sponsored by Kadant (http://www.kadant.com)
• Ibema Papel, Brazil - Ibema Gravure Contest for Students
THE GREEN ENERGY AND BIOFUELS AWARD
Sponsored by Andritz (http://www.andritz.com)
• ArjoWiggins Dalum Papir, Denmark
MANAGING RISK AND SAFETY - COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by FM Global (http://www.fmglobal.com)
• Smurfit Kappa Espana, Spain
THE WATER EFFICIENCY AWARD
Sponsored by Kemira (http://www.kemira.com)
• Bio PAPPEL International, Prewitt Mill, USA
ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGY OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Cargill (http://www.cargillindustrialstarches.com)
• Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers, India
EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Eka (http://www.akzonobel.com/eka)
• LC Paper, Spain
For further details of the finalists and winners and to see pictures of the awards ceremony, please visit http://www.ppiawards.com. RISI will also be publishing a full report on the event on its website, http://www.risi.com, and in the December issue of PPI magazine.
About the PPI Awards
Organized by RISI, the leading information provider to the global forest products industry, the PPI Awards program honors leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pulp and paper industry. The PPI Awards are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector.
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