• TAPPI Local Sections

    Our Local Sections are organized geographically and open to all TAPPI members.


Charter Date: 1958

Geographic Boundaries: Alabama; Florida Panhandle; Louisiana (east of the Mississippi River); Mississippi; Tennessee (west of Hwy 27)

Special Interests:
 Large kraft mills. Programs include mill tours and technical papers on mill operations and new technology. 

Sponsored Student Chapters:
 Auburn University, Mississippi State University. 

Chairman -  John DeJarnette, WestRock
Vice Chairman – Travis Plains, Lhoist North America
Treasurer – Harris Nelson, WestRock
Secretary – Chris Marchio, WestRock
Past Chairman – Peter Hart, WestRock

Executive Committee
Burak Aksoy, Auburn
Herb Betts, K-Patents
Chris Bowden, Valmet
Kaitlin Britton, Proximus Engineering
Jonathan Brouse, Andritz
Barron Futral, L&L Process Solutions
Michael Gee, Trimble
Kerry Holeton, Yates Construction
David Neal, Hoist & Crane
Tim Watson, Tri Nova
Mike Yee, PRC Consultants

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