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COMMUNITY LEADER

Justin Charron

After ten years of experience in the pulp and paper industry in various technical and operational roles in Kraft pulping, tissue making, and most recently producing supercalendered paper, I am continuously amazed by the advancement in technologies and methods used to improve productivity, quality, environmental effects, and competitiveness in our industry. Faced with declining markets in printing and writing grades of paper and challenging political/economic situations to the Canadian forest products industry as a whole, companies, research groups, and industry suppliers are working together to innovate and become stronger. On the other hand, the growth in tissue and packaging has presented exciting opportunities for companies to utilize existing paper machine assets and produce new products. Either way you look at it, there is a future that involves papermaking. As a young professional working as a papermaker, this is great news!

The goal of the PMTC is to provide a forum to exchange experiences and learnings in papermaking, as well as share new developments in our industry. The PMTC is also mandated to service the paper industry in ways which are practical, feasible and conducive to improved efficiency with immediate benefits in productivity and or product quality.

Justin Charron
PM1 Technical Assistant
J.D. Irving Ltd. – Irving Paper
Community Leader, PMTC

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The PMTC is a vibrant community of PAPTAC and counts on the support and involvement of a core group of individuals who steer the community and consistently look at how to develop tools that will benefit this segment of our industry. The four editions of their Seminar on Improving Paper Machine Efficiency and Productivity, their upcoming project to develop an open source papermaking web encyclopedia, their webinars and their great contribution to the sessions of PaperWeek Canada are some of the many activities that exemplify their important role in the Association.

Greg M. Hay
Executive Director
PAPTAC

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