Division Awards - PIMA

Congratulations to TAPPI's
2022 PIMA Division Award Winners

Technologist of the Year
Rhonda Smith
Senior Process Control Engineer Domtar Kingsport Mill

Rhonda Smith is a senior process control engineer at Domtar’s Kingsport Mill. She is an integral part of the mill’s production and continuous improvement team, supporting distributed control and quality control systems to continuously monitor process production and quality key performance indicators. For the past two years, Rhonda has been working with the corporate packaging engineering team on the mill’s transition to Domtar’s first 100 percent recycled packaging facility, which is expected to resume operations in Q4 2022 Smith joined the mill as a process engineer in 1985 and has held positions of increasing responsibility including utilities supervisor, environmental engineer and process control supervisor. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Georgetown College as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from University of Kentucky.