2013 PPI Awards winners announced; Mondi’s Peter Oswald named Global CEO of the Year


BEDFORD, MA, Dec. 17, 2013 (Press Release) – RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today announced the winners of the 2013 PPI Awards. The PPI Awards honor leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pulp and paper industry, and are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the sector.

The winners were announced at the PPI Awards ceremony, held at the conclusion of the RISI Global Outlook Conference on December 11 in Dubai at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre.

One of the highlights of the PPI Awards is the Global CEO of the Year, which this year was presented to Mondi Europe & International CEO, Peter Oswald. The judges commented that Oswald “has successfully plotted and steered a course that has seen Mondi head for the added value areas such as specialist packaging, as well as expand in some of the emerging regions of the world, such as Eastern Europe and China.”

The 2013 PPI Awards winners are:

COMPANY AWARDS

Business Strategy of the Year Award
Kruger Products, L.P.

Environmental Strategy of the Year Award
Cascades Tissue Group

Bio Strategy of the Year
Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier

Managing Risk and Safety Award
Mondi Heerlen

Promotional Campaign of the Year Award
Sappi Fine Paper North America – “Ideas that Matter”

Graphic Papers – Innovative Product of the Year
Gold East Paper (Jiangsu) Co.

Tissue – Innovative Product of the Year Award
Cascades Tissue Group – Moka Tissue

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Global CEO of the Year Award
Peter Oswald, Mondi Europe & International

Mill Manager of the Year Award
Jo Cox – Managing Director of Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier

MILL AWARDS

Environmental Award
BILT Graphic Paper Products – Bhigwan

The Water Efficiency Award
Middle East Paper Company

Advances and Innovation in Sustainable Packaging
Ecologic Brands – eco.bottle®

Advances and Innovation in Specialty Papers
Sappi Fine Paper Europe – Alfeld

Supply Chain Award
Mondi SCP

SPECIAL TEAM AWARD

Breakthrough Technologies
Ashland Water Technologies

Judges on this year’s panel were:

Teresa Presas (CEPI), Rod Young (RISI), John Pollard (Unilever), Mikael Lindström (Innventia), Phillip Lawrence (Eco Logical Strategies), Neil McCubbin (Industry Consultant), Jonathan Roberts (Pryor Roberts Communications), Mark Williamson (Journalist Engineer), Martyn Eustace (Two Sides), Jacqui Macalister (McDonald’s), Robert Wilson (AMEC), and IIkka Hiirsalmi (Independent Industry Consultant).

For more details on the award ceremony, the judges’ panel, or our list of finalists, please visit www.ppiawards.com.

About the 2013 PPI Awards (www.ppiawards.com)
The 2013 PPI Awards took place December 11 in Dubai, in conjunction with the RISI Global Outlook Conference. The PPI Awards program honors leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pulp and paper industry. The Awards are the only global honors dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector.

About RISI’s Global Outlook Conference (www.risi.com/globe)
RISI’s Global Outlook Conference was held December 9-11 in Dubai at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre. The Global Outlook Conference marked the first time RISI has held a conference in the UAE, and the event focused on global and regional issues of interest to leaders from around the world. Top CEOs and other high-level executives delivered presentations and participated in panel discussions along with RISI economists, who presented two-year outlooks on critical market segments.

About RISI (www.risi.com)

RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing industries to help them make better decisions.

Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, RISI operates additional offices throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

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