• 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 -  Chris Marchio, WestRock
Vice Chairman – Jared Mowery, Georgia Pacific
Treasurer – Harris Nelson, WestRock
Secretary – Chris Edmonds, WestRock
Past Chairman – John DeJarnette, 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
Glenn Hanson, Metso Outotec
Peter Hart, WestRock
Kerry Holeton, Yates Construction
Leigh Kinne, Trimble
David Neal, Hoist & Crane
Travis Plains, BTG
Tim Watson, TriNova
Mike Yee, PRC Consultants

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Auburn Pulp and Paper Foundation Joint Meeting

Auburn, Alabama

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KilnCon 2023

December 14th – 15th, 2023

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TriNova Technical Program

Feburary 2024 | Mobile, Alabama

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