2003 Tappi Fellow Award
For my friends who don't know what TAPPI is, this stands for the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry which has had up to 35,000 members from dozens of countries throughout the world.

I was nominated for the Tappi Fellow award by my colleagues from the Tappi Water Removal Committee where I have been active since 1972. Their nomination was meant to recognize mainly my technical contributions to the industry and to the scientific literature.

Over a period of 35 years there have been several hundred people inducted as a Tappi Fellow through the nomination process, so this is a very special honor for me.

However, the most satisfying thing, besides being recognized by ones peers and colleagues, is the genuine pleasure they all expressed at me receiving this award.

The Award Luncheon took place on March 4, 2003 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL. Besides a very nice lunch and conversation with many friends, there was a light-hearted "roast" to introduce each Awardee to the invited audience. This presentation was based on annotated photographs we had sent in and a clever script that somebody from TAPPI created from these. After, there were pictures and more conversation before everyone said their good-byes. All in all, a very nice and relaxing event with a lot of class.

Below is the official press release and a few pictures of the event, plus the plaque we all received.



Receiving plaque and pin from Wayne Gross, CEO of Tappi
Bryon and Kate Jordan with Sue MacGregor chatting before the luncheon.
Center stage during the "roast"
The wall plaque
Official Press Release