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PPSA Introduces a New Prestigious Service Award


The Pulp and Paper Safety Association (PPSA) will award John Sunderland, of Buckeye Technology, the first ever PPSA Distinguished Service Award. 

The PPSA Distinguished Service Award was established in 2013 to recognize John Sunderland for his voluntary leadership and service and will be awarded to anyone who has performed outstanding service to the association.

“We were honored to be able to present John with this award. He has shown a dedication for this association and has helped us through challenging times,” said Pete Masias and Monty Batchelor, PPSA Awards Committee and Board of Directors members.

Mr. Sunderland has served on the PPSA Board of Directors for a number of years and in that time he took an association that was heading for financial disaster and stepped in to provide the needed administration that literally saved the association. It is that dedication to PPSA that allows PPSA to remain the most respected safety association in the pulp and paper industry.
The award will be given to Mr. Sunderland at the 70th Annual Health and Safety Conference in Williamsburg, VA. Registration is currently open for this event. For more information please visit “The Human Element of Safety” website or visit www.ppsa.org.

About PPSA

The Pulp & Paper Safety Association is a non-profit, non-political, international organization, devoted to the continuous improvement of safety throughout all aspects of the paper industry. From forest products to paper mills, to converting plants, to recycle collections centers, our membership is grouped by category to ensure a fair and appropriate basis for comparison.

Media Contact: Elise Hitchcock, ehitchcock@ppsa.org

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Green Bay Packaging Vice President to Receive Prestigious Safety Award


Robert E. Schroeder, Vice President and General Manager at Green Bay Packaging Inc. in Fort Worth, was selected as the 2012 Executive Eagle Award winner. The Pulp & Paper Safety Association selected Mr. Schroeder for his commitment to safety throughout his career. Mr. Schroeder started his career with Willamette Industries before joining Green Bay Packaging in 1999. He has held positions in sales and sales management prior to his current role as Vice President and General Manager.

 “This award recognizes the team at Green Bay Packaging’s efforts to focus on the right priorities and their true concern for the well- being of each other. I am honored to receive this award as a result of their work.”

The Executive Eagle Award is the association’s most prestigious award and is presented annually to an outstanding executive in the paper industry who has made major contributions to the cause of accident prevention in his or her own company and beyond.

“We were pleased to be able to honor Mr. Schroeder with this award and look forward to presenting it to him at the 2013 conference,” said Chris Redfearn, PPSA Board of Director Chairman.

Mr. Schroeder will receive this award at the Association’s Annual Awards Banquet which is being held the evening of June 12th.

The Awards Banquet is part of PPSA’s annual Safety and Health Conference. This year’s conference is being held at the Colonial Williamsburg Lodge, in Williamsburg, VA, from June 9th to 12th.  You can review the program and register for this conference by logging onto www.ppsa.org or by contacting the association’s office at 850-584-3639. 

About PPSA
The Pulp & Paper Safety Association is a non-profit, non-political, international organization, devoted to the continuous improvement of safety throughout all aspects of the paper industry. From forest products to paper mills, to converting plants, to recycle collections centers, our membership is grouped by category to ensure a fair and appropriate basis for comparison.

Media Contact: Elise Hitchcock, ehitchcock@ppsa.org