NORCROSS, Ga. — October 27, 2010 — PIMA, the Management Division of TAPPI, has issued a call for
nominations for its 2011 awards. The recipients will be honored at the 2011 PaperCon on May 3,
2011, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. The deadline for nominations is November 30,
2010. Here are the awards and brief descriptions:
PIMA’S Executive of the Year –The Executive of the Year Award is the highest honor bestowed
by PIMA, traditionally presented to senior-level executives in the pulp, paper or converting
industries for excellence in management and outstanding contributions to the industry as a whole.
Mill Manager of the Year –The Mill Manager of the Year Award recognizes the mill manager who
has best demonstrated outstanding leadership, management and organizational skills leading to
improved results at the facility for which he or she is responsible. Nominees for this award are
judged on four criteria: skill in people development; application of best management practices;
effective use of external resources; and change management.
The Brookshire Moore Superintendent of the Year — Recognizes the mill superintendent who has
shown high personal standards and professional management qualities that contribute to the
betterment of those under their management and in their company.
Technologist of the Year — The Technologist of the Year Award recognizes a member of a
technology or IT team from a paper or paper converting company who has best demonstrated
outstanding leadership, management and organizational skills leading to improved results at the
facility or enterprise for which he or she is responsible. Nominees for this award are judged on
five criteria: effective application of technology, skill in people development; application of
best management practices; effective use of external resources; and change management. This award
is only available to employees of a paper company.
Ray H. Cross Community Service Award — This award pays tribute to pulp and paper industry
persons who have rendered outstanding service to their communities by involvement in the activities
of local business, educational, civic and philanthropic organizations.
Delano L. “Del” Boutin Local Section Service Award — The Del Boutin Division Service Award
is presented to pulp and paper or affiliate members for devoted service to a PIMA Local Section.
The award recognizes long-term dedication of PIMA members at the local division level.
Thomas F. Sheerin Sr. Service Award — The Thomas F. Sheerin Sr. Service Award is presented
to a supplier for outstanding contributions to the pulp and paper industry and/or the community.
IT Service Award — This award is presented to an IT affiliate/supplier for outstanding
contributions to the pulp and paper industry and/or the community.
Kenneth H. Phillips Specialist Group Award — The Kenneth G. Phillips Specialist Group Award
is presented to pulp and paper or affiliate members in recognition of outstanding service as a
member of one of PIMA’s Professional Specialist Group committees.
Student of the Year Award — This award recognizes and supports outstanding students enrolled
in paper science programs. Nomination forms may be downloaded, completed and e-mailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org . There is also a downloadable PDF version that can be completed and mailed to
TAPPI, PIMA Nominations, 15 Technology Parkway, Norcross, GA 30092. It may also be faxed to
Posted on November 1, 2010