NORCROSS, GA –Members of TAPPI, the association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging and converting industries, have elected three individuals to the board of directors for the 2007-2009 term. The new directors will begin their terms of office following the TAPPI Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on March 15. The new officers are:

Carlos Augusto Lira Aguiar, president and CEO, Aracruz Celulose S.A. – Brazil

Jukka Tiitinen, president, Metso Paper North America

Mark T. Watkins, senior vice president, MeadWestvaco Corp.

Mark R. McCollister, regional sales manager for Paperchine Inc. of Rockton, IL, will be assuming the role of TAPPA board of directors chairman. Vice Chair will be held by Jeffrey J. Siegel, president of Mica Corp. in Shelton, CT. Read more.

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