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ASPI 2016 Spring Meeting Draws Industry Leaders

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SPI, the Association of Suppliers to the Paper Industry, will hold its 2016 Spring Meeting in Miami, Fla., USA, on February 24-26. The ASPI Spring meeting offers CEO’s and senior executives from the supplier industry an opportunity to network with each other and build new, lasting relationships.  

During the meeting, ASPI will be recognizing recipients of their two annual awards. Steve Voorhees, CEO of WestRock, will be given the ASPI 2016 Customer Executive of the Year Award, and Don Forst, Director of Capital Equipment and Manufacturing Services - Global Sourcing for International Paper will be given the ASPI 2016 Excellence in Leadership Award.  Both award recipients will also be presenting at the meeting along with Matt Szymanski, VP- Mill Operations, Green Bay Packaging; C.A (Chip) Dillon III, Partner, Vertical Research Partners; and Warren Allan, VP - Procurement, Resolute Forest Products.

"The spring meeting has always provided a relaxed and informal setting for our members to meet with each other and this year is no exception. Thompson Miami Beach is a renovated boutique hotel near South Beach but away from the crowds," stated ASPI President, Mike Gray, Area SVP, Sales and Paper Business NA, Valmet. "Besides our great program, a wonderful dinner cruise aboard a yacht is scheduled as well as a spouse tour and golf." 

Mike Gray’s term as president will end after the spring meeting and he will be passing the "presidential torch" to Keith Kemp, Vice President – Regional Business Leader of AstenJohnson. Kemp is currently the VP of ASPI.

To learn more about ASPI and the upcoming Spring 2016 meeting, visit the association website or contact Grayson Lutz, director of member relations.

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