It is with sadness that we have recently learned of Pierre Lepoutre’s passing back in December 2020 at the age of 87 (born July 28, 1933, deceased December 17, 2020) . Pierre will be remembered by the industry for his long-term contributions to the coating sector and as the founder of the Paper Surface Science Program at the University of Maine. He previously worked as a researcher at PAPRICAN (now FPInnovations) for many years and was awarded PAPTAC’s John S. Bates Memorial Gold Medal in 2012 for his contributions to the science and technology of the pulp and paper industry. His friends and family will remember him fondly.
PAPTAC extends its sincerest condolences to Pierre’s family.