Friedman is a 30-year veteran of the packaging industry and has served as senior packaging scientist at General Mills since 1985. Rodencal has been active in the paper industry for more than 30 years. He is a consultant based in Duluth, Georgia and focuses on improving operations and the technical aspects of the paper industry. Scott has worked in the paper industry for more than 25 years and is currently professor and chair of the Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Siegel, Marsolan, Scott, Friedman, and Rodencal will join the following board members who will continue to serve: Carlos A. Aguiar (Aracruz Cellulose SA), Thomas J. Garland (PaperWorks Industries Inc.), Larry N. Montague (TAPPI), Dr. Vince F. Newberry and Nicki S. Slusser (International Paper), Jukka Tiitinen (Metso Paper USA Inc.), and Mark Watkins (MeadWestvaco).
Former TAPPI chair, Willis J. Potts, Jr., served as chairman of the 2009 nominating committee. Other committee members included Kathleen M. Bennett (Kathleen M. Bennett Consulting LLC), Richard J. Croker (Georgia-Pacific Corp.), Dr. Harry T. Cullinan (Auburn University), Mike Haas and Charles E. Hodges (Port Townsend Paper), Jonathan C. Kerr (Andritz Inc.), Sally Love (Paragon Worldwide), Larry N. Montague (TAPPI), and non-voting member Jeffrey J. Siegel (Mica Corp.).
In March 2009, the following board members will complete their terms: Mark R. McCollister, (Paperchine Inc.), Dr. J. Philip E. Jones (IMERYS), Norman F. Marsolan and John R. Martin (Packaging Corp. of America).
TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries and co-publisher of Paper360°. More information is available on TAPPI’s website at www.tappi.org.