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2023 TAPPI Young Professional of the Year Award:

2023 TAPPI Young Professional of the Year Award

Friday, March 17, 2023

The Young Professional of the Year is an annual honor that identifies aspiring young leaders in the global forest products, pulp, paper, tissue, packaging and associated industries. Eligible nominees are age 35 or younger with less than 10 years of industry experience.

The recipients of the 2023 TAPPI Young Professional of the Year award are:

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Brennan Augst, Technical Expert, Voith Paper

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Sage Duguay, Business Intelligence Consultant, Fisher International Inc.

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Garrett Fisher, Technical Sales Engineer, Kemira Chemicals

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Landon Kirkland, Process Engineer, Wood PLC


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Harrison Talton, R&D Researcher, Fiber Technology, WestRock

The award recognizes young professionals who have made significant contributions to the forest products industries in the following areas: leadership, community service, and problem-solving contributions to scientific or engineering projects.

Winners are granted one full year of TAPPI membership and are invited to attend their division-specific TAPPI conference during 2023 to receive their award.

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