Leadership and Governance

RPTA Board of Trustees

The affairs of the Recycled Paperboard Technical Association are managed by a Board of Trustees representing member companies. Eight members meet regularly during the year to set policy, oversee special projects, and determine the annual dues and budget.

Officers of the Board of Trustees are:

President
Joe Michaud
Greif, Inc.

Vice President
Cathy Foley
Pratt Industries, Inc.

Ex-Officio
Paul Schutes
Executive Director, RPTA

RPTA Operating Board

RPTA Product Stewardship Task Force


LATEST NEWS

2022 Industry Profile Study
Registration is complete, with 69 paper machines at 48 mills registered. Samples must be received by April 7, 2023, to be included in study.

Members can access reports from prior years at this member-only page.

2022 RPTA Fall Roundtable
On October 19th, we held an in-person seminar on Paper Machine Clothing Design, covering the impact of forming, press and dryer fabrics on paper machine operations. Roundtable presentation slides are available at this member-only page.

Winter Webinar
On January 25, 2023, we held a virtual webinar on Felt Cleaning and Conditioning, covering the mechanical and chemical processes to keep felts operating effectively with optimum felt life. The webinar recording and presentation slides are available at this member-only page.

UPCOMING EVENTS

2023 P-T Seminar (April)
The 2023 Production-Technical Seminar will be held in Atlanta on April 24 and 25, co-located with TAPPICon.

  • Safer Operations
  • Fiber Recovery Optimization
  • Process Data Best Practices
  • Wet End Operations

Click here for full RPTA Seminar agenda.

Register @ www.TAPPICon.org

  • Register for the P-T Seminar alone or TAPPICon which includes the Seminar.
  • Early bird rate ends March 24.
  • There are significant mill/company group registration discounts.
  • See "Hotel/Travel" on TAPPI page to plan your trip.

YOU ARE INVITED to two RPTA free member-only special events:

  • Member Lunch on April 24
  • Roundtable Breakfast on April 25

Click here to attend one or both special events. Deadline to sign up is April 17th.