• 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 - Ryan Causey, Schneider Electric

Vice Chairman - Leigh Kinne, Trimble

Treasurer - Harris Nelson, WestRock

Secretary - Chris Edmonds, WestRock

Past Chairman - Chris Marchio, WestRock


Executive Committee

Tim Watson, Tri Nova

Kaitlin Britton, Proximus Eng.

Chris Bowden, Valmet

Ryan Causey, Schneider Electric

David Neal, Hoist & Crane

Mike Yee, RTC Consultants

Rinkey Stanley, Jr., Valmet

Burak Aksoy, Auburn

Herb Betts, K-Patents

Melissa Reddinger, Andritz


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