TAPPI Perspectives are a series of video interviews where moderator, Garrett Fisher of the YP Division, discusses a myriad of topics centered around professional development and advancement with a diverse group of paper, pulp, and packaging professionals in various stages of their careers.
John Edward's Q&A session includes broad topics primarily focused on the battle against adversity in your work life and how to build a foundation to become a better leader.
Lexi Ivan's Q&A session focuses on career transitioning, management of the "new" millennial generation, and the barriers that young professionals must surmount when pursuing leadership positions.
An interview with Mark Lewis of Sustainable Fiber Technologies, Moderated by Garrett Fisher, Technical Service Engineer, Tate & Lyle
Mark Lewis' Q&A session dives into the routines & values you must have to prepare yourself to run your own company, as well as some advice for those looking to challenge the status quo of the industry.
An interview with Marcina Rogers of International Paper, Moderated by Garrett Fisher, Technical Service Engineer, Tate & Lyle
Marcina Rodgers' Q&A session focuses on the ability to maintain a work-life balance by utilizing your passions to get out in your community and make a difference. Individuals interested in continuing education will also find this conversation useful, particularly for MBA purposes.
An interview with Larry Anker of Solenis, Moderated by Garrett Fisher, Technical Service Engineer, Tate & Lyle
Larry Anker's Q&A focuses on the utilization of skills & opportunities to navigate your career path as a Young Professional. An analysis of what you can invest your time in as a Young Professional in order to get a big payoff in the "career stock market" later in life is also examined during this Q&A.
An Interview with Kyle Duffy from International Paper, moderated by Garrett Fisher, Technical Service Engineer, Tate & Lyle
Kyle Duffy’s Q&A focuses on maintaining a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills to immerse oneself into a new team. Deciding on a mentor to grow in these areas and many others are also discussed.
An interview with Paula Hajakian of USG, Moderated by Garrett Fisher, Technical Service Engineer, Tate & Lyle.
Paula Hajakian’s Q&A focuses on a variety of topics including continuous education, root cause analysis, and project management. Broad Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) topics are discussed as well in an open, honest atmosphere.