William "Bill" Whitsitt, 84, TAPPI Fellow and Corrugated Board Researcher

William "Bill" Whitsitt, 84, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2011.

Bill worked as a Chemical Engineer in the paper industry at the Paper Institute and was known for the research he did on corrugated paperboard. He joined TAPPI in 1964 and became a TAPPI Fellow in 1990. Bill was active in TAPPI's Corrugated Containers Division and its Process & Quality Control and Fiberboard Shipping Container Testing Committees. He contributed to a number of test methods and presented several technical papers at the TAPPI Corrugated Containers Conferences.