A Publication on World Pulp, Paper & Allied Industry

April-June'2001 - Vol. 5 Issue 3



Movements in the1
World Pulp & Paper Industry



Edwin Healy named President, Peter Flynn named Vice President Business Development

Thermo Fibertek Inc. has named Edwin D. Healy as president of its subsidiary, Thermo Black Clawson Inc., Middletown, Ohio, USA, effective December 4, 2000.

Healy has spent 40 years in the pulp and paper industry, serving the past 14 years in  positions within the Thermo Fibertek family of companies. Prior to his appointment as President of Thermo Black Clawson Inc., Healy served as Chairman of Thermo Black Clawson Ltd., Wales, U.K.

He also served 10 years as President of Fiberprep, a former Thermo Fibertek company that joined forces with Thermo Black Clawson in 1997. William Rainville, President and CEO of Thermo Fibertek, pointed to Healy’s extensive knowledge of the industry, his customer focus, and longstanding relationship with Thermo Fibertek as key factors in the appointment.

"I am pleased to have the opportunity to lead and grow Thermo Black Clawson, and to continue the company’s tradition of supplying superior equipment and systems to the pulp and paper industry," said Healy.

Healy holds both bachelor and master degrees in chemical engineering with pulp and paper certification from the University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA. He is also a longstanding member of industry associations, Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) and the Paper Industry Management Association (PIMA).

In another appointment, Edwin D. Healy named Peter J. Flynn as Vice President of Business Development, effective January 8, 2001. Flynn will be respon-sible for develop-ing and expanding Thermo Black Clawson’s growth opportunities in the industry.

Flynn has over 25 years experience in the pulp and paper industry and comes to Thermo Black Clawson from Koch Membrane Systems, Wilmington, MA, USA, where he served as Vice President of Systems Engineering and Fabrication. Prior to that he served as Vice President of Operations for Voith Paper’s stock preparation group in Mansfield, MA, USA. Flynn holds a B.S. Industrial Engineering degree and a M.S. Environmental Engineering degree, both from Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA.

Mike Sieron, Vice President of Sales for Thermo Black Clawson Inc., announces the promotion of Art Jepsen to Business Development Manager - Fiberline Screens. Effective immediately, Jepsen joins Thermo Black Clawson's Fiberline and Pulping Liquors group and will be responsible for the development and growth of the company's pulp mill screening business.

Jepsen brings to the position over 40 year's experience in the chemical and mechanical pulp screening arena. He joined Thermo Black Clawson early in 2000 when the company acquired Gauld Equipment Company, Theodore, Alabama, USA, where Jepsen served as Vice President - Business Development.

"I cannot think of a more qualified individual than Art to develop this important segment of our business," states Sirron. "His years of experience with Gauld Equipment and the position he has held with other industry companies are a great asset to our organization."

Jepsen is very active in the Technical Association of the Pulp & Paper Industry (TAPPI) and the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association (CPPA). He currently sist on TAPPI's Mechanical Pulping and Alkaline Pulping Committees and the Technical Section of CPPA.

Jepsen will assume his new responsibilities from Thermo Black Clawson's Theodore, Alabama location. 



Mr. Raji Philip has taken over as the Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the state-owned paper giant Hindustan Paper Corporation (HPC) on February 2001 in Calcutta. A post-graduate in management science from the Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore), Mr. Philip has served earlier several public sector giants like the NTPC, IFFCO, Powergrid Corporation and Power Finance Corporation with distinction.

Mr. Philip was the Managing Director of the Hindustan Newsprint Limited, a subsidiary of the HPC, immediately prior to his present assignment.




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