Basic Financial Training & Strategic Market Analysis Workshop for the Pulp & Paper and Related Industries
Online December 7 -9, 2024
NC State University, Raleigh, NC
We have tailored an exciting agenda to help you understand market trends, business opportunities, and how to prepare your operation to embrace upcoming changes and remain profitable.
TAPPI, The Paper Science and Engineering School, and The Business School at North Carolina State University bring to you the Basic Financial Training & Strategic Market Analysis Workshop for the Pulp and Paper Industry. This three-day workshop will give you basic and sophisticated tools to analyze and evaluate the effect of capital investment in your operations, global dynamics affecting the pulp and paper industry, evaluate business operations (profitability, cost absorption), estimate financial outcomes (investment return) and support decision-making across the whole pulp and paper operation.
Our tailored online course will immediately develop your skills in business and financial analysis, taking your performance to the next level.
Who Should Attend
The Strategic and Financial Analysis Workshop is appropriate for technical and non-technical individuals in the pulp & paper, forest product, and related industries with a desire to evaluate processes, services, and research ideas. This workshop will help you to market your ideas, products, and services utilizing the financial language used by decision-makers in the industry (controllers, directors, mill managers, and vice-presidents).
This workshop is especially beneficial for:
Workshop participants do not need a business or financial background
After this workshop, participants should be able to:
TAPPI will award continuing education units (CEUs) to participants who attend at least 80% of the education sessions and complete a final program evaluation. The Education Department of TAPPI meets the Criteria for Certification established by the Authorized Provider Commission of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1620 I Street NW, Washington DC 20006.
Dates: December 12-14, 2023
This new online course has been designed for a total of three days plus an additional component prior to the workshop date.
Lectures – videos available before the workshop
Note: This additional component will be available after registration is completed. Videos and exercises can be accessed and worked at the pace dictated by the students.
Day 1 – Online
Day 2 – Online
Day 3 – Online
Dr. Richard Phillips is an Adjunct Professor and Executive in Residence in the Department of Wood and Paper Science (Paper Science and Engineering) at North Carolina State University, having retired as Senior Vice President-Technology and Manufacturing from International Paper. In this position, Dr. Phillips was responsible for providing manufacturing and engineering services, as well as oversight of corporate research and development for International Paper Companies. Dr. Phillips was responsible for the establishment of an integrated pulp and paper mill facility in Brazil and was a board member of the joint venture between IP and Ilim in Russia. Currently, Dr. Phillips teaches Strategic Business Practices in the Pulp and Paper Industry at NCSU and provides leadership and critical thinking across the Department. Dr. Phillips earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University. Dr. Richard Phillips is a recognized expert in strategic and investment analysis in the pulp and paper industry.
Dr. Gonzalez is co-director of the Tissue Pack Innovation Lab (www.go.ncsu.edu/tissue) and Faculty of Conversion Economics and Supply Chain in the Paper Science & Engineering Program at NC State University. Prior to joining NC State University, Dr. Gonzalez was corporate controller manufacturing and logistics for North, Central and South America for Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA, currently Essity, the biggest global tissue producer). He also held several positions in controlling and manufacturing at Smurfit Kappa Carton de Venezuela (an integrated forestry, pulp and paper, and packaging solutions company). Dr. Gonzalez supports companies in analyzing emerging technologies and materials and their impact on their cost structure and profitability. Every year, Dr. Gonzalez’s group evaluates the hygiene tissue market (product performance, product offering, and pricing), establishing correlation between regional behaviors and global megatrends. Dr. Gonzalez ‘s group develops process simulation and financial models for pulp and paper mill facilities to understand process economics and the impact of new investments.
Dr. Hasan Jameel is the Jordan Family Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University and board member of Packaging Corporation America. Dr. Jameel’s professional specialties include pulping and bleaching, process optimization and simulation, bio-energy and gasification. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University, and his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton. He has industrial operational experience with International Paper. Dr. Jameel has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including the Johan C.F.C. Richter Prize from the TAPPI Pulp Manufacture Division. Other TAPPI honors include the David Wetherhorn Award (1994), TAPPI Outstanding Instructor (1995) and the Wayne Carr Best Paper Award (2002).
Dr. Richard Venditti’s is the Elis-Signe Olsson Professor of Pulp and Paper Science and Engineering in the Forest Biomaterials Department at NCSU. He has 26 years of experience in research in the areas of pulp/paper, bioeconomy, recycling, and environmental LCA. His research and teaching is involved in developing effective systems to transform renewable plant based resources into sustainable products. Venditti uses environmental life cycle analysis to guide and analyze research in bioproducts. He is currently heading a multi-organization research project to understand the fate of microparticles from laundering in the environment. Additionally, Dr. Venditti teaches the paper recycling. He received a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University, was named a TAPPI Fellow in 2012, and was named a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Environmental Science in 2009. He has over 150 peer reviewed publications and three patents. The Venditti-Gillham Equation was derived by Venditti to predict the glass transition temperature as a function of chemical conversion in polymeric systems and is often cited by name, with over 120 citations. His technology was the catalyst of a start-up company, Tethis, that produces renewable products such as superabsorbent polymers from carbohydrates.
Lee Reisinger is the CEO of Reitech Incorporated. Mr. Reisinger has over 50 years of leadership experience in the consumer, forest products and alternative energy industries, domestically and internationally, for ReiTech, Industra, and the Procter & Gamble Company, where he was Director of Engineering. His background includes a consistent record of achievement in process development, project management, international management, business strategic planning, organizational consulting, venture development and acquisitions. Mr. Reisinger’s current focus is on the design and implementation of Through-air-drying tissue and towel technologies and machines. He has led the design and construction of several machines.
The registration fee is $1,180 per person. Register online now!
The online registration will only accept registrations up to the maximum number of students allowed.
Contact Dr. Ronalds Gonzalez (919-802-5219) for availability of space less than one week before the course or to pay by check.
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