Paper Industry Hall of Fame announces newest class of inductees

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APPLETON (WLUK) – The newest class of inductees for the Paper Industry Hall of Fame was announced Friday.

They are:

Richard Kerekes – Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Kerekes was selected for his Academic and Research and Development accomplishments within the paper industry.

Luigi Lazzareschi – CEO and co-owner of Sofidel in Lucca, Italy. Lazzareschi was selected for his Entrepreneur and Leadership skills within a niche market that has shown tremendous growth.

Heikki Peltola – Senior Vice President, retired of UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Helsinki, Finland. Peltola was selected for his Technology skills in the paper field.

Liisa Viikaria – Professor Emeriti, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. Viikari was selected for her Academic and Research and Development skills, especially for her efforts to transfer results of her research to paper mill operations.

The induction banquet is Oct. 4 at the Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel.

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