TAPPI is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Paper and Board Division Technical Award and Leadership and Service Award.
The Paper & Board Division Technical Award and Harris O. Ware Prize recipient is Dr. Marko Kolari of Kemira. The award recognizes Dr. Kolari's outstanding contributions toward advancing the industry's technology.
"When I was informed about this award I was very delighted," said Dr. 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."
Dr. Kolari received his Ph.D. in Applied Microbiology from the University of Helsinki, Finland. He began his career with Kemira in 2004, holding several positions including Senior Scientist in R&D, Principal R&D Leader and as Research Manager in Microbe Control. In his current position as Senior Principal Scientist, Microbiology and Biotechnology and R&D and Technology, he is developing new products and solutions for disinfection, surface cleanliness, preservation of raw materials, and for hygiene of packaging board.
Dr. Kolari has been a TAPPI member since 2015. He has authored/co-authored 13 scientific articles, 7 conference papers, 5 technical articles, 19 patents, and the chapter "Paper machine microbiology" in Handbook of Papermaking chemistry.
The Paper & Board Division Leadership and Service Award and Oscar May Prize recipient is Jeff Reese of International Paper. This award recognizes Jeff's outstanding leadership and exceptional 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."
Reese received Bachelor of Science degrees in both Pulp and Paper Science and Technology and Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He began his career as a Process Engineer for Poyry-BEK, before working for Valmet-Enerdry, International Paper, and Georgia-Pacific and then returning to International Paper, where he is currently an Engineering Fellow focusing on paper machine energy conservation.
Reese has been a TAPPI member since 1986 and was named a TAPPI Fellow in 2004. He has been an active member of several committees and has been the primary author of new or majorly revised TIPs. In addition to his current award, he was presented with the Engineering Division Technical Award and Beloit Prize in 2007 and was the recipient of the Paper and Board Division Technical Award and Harris O. Ware Prize in 2010.
TAPPI congratulates both award recipients and will honor them at the PaperCon Awards Dinner this May in Cincinnati.