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Fibre Box Association Honors Dave Carlson

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On June 14, 2014, Dave Carlson, Fibre Box Association (FBA) Technical Manager, celebrated fifty years in the corrugated industry. FBA would like to thank Dave for his dedication and contributions to the industry. FBA would like to congratulate Dave on this incredible milestone. and encourages all who have worked with Dave in some capacity to congratulate him on this important event. Please send all congratulatory emails to Dave at

Dave’s career began in 1964 as an Engineer and Production Manager at Container Corporation of America, where he remained until 1973. Dave subsequently worked at Hoerner Waldorf as an Engineer, Champion International as Manager of Quality Assurance, Stone Container Corporation as Manager of Quality Assurance and Smurfit-Stone as Director of Quality Assurance and Technical Director. The years from 1973 to 2007 are "continuous employment" with company names changed as the result of mergers and acquisitions. In June 2007, Dave joined FBA as Technical and Environmental Manager.

Technical accomplishments for Dave include the areas of bar code printing, statistical process control, Alternate Rule 41, and box compression theory. Dave has written guidelines used by TAPPI, the Fibre Box Association and the Uniform Code Council for direct printing of bar codes on corrugated. He was also instrumental in developing TAPPI’s SPC video training series and taught TAPPI’s SPC education course. He has published articles in several industry publications including Paperboard Packaging, Package Engineering, Flexo, and International Paperboard Industry.

A TAPPI member since 1978, Dave has been active in the Corrugated Packaging Division, as well as the Chicago Local Section. He has served as Chairman and continues to serve as a member on multiple TAPPI committees and councils (including chair or the Quality and Standards Management Committee), served on the TAPPI Board of Directors from 1997-2000, and was Technical Editor of TAPPI’s Corrugating International (CI) Magazine from 1995 to 2007. Dave is a TAPPI Fellow and has been honored by TAPPI with multiple awards in recognition of his service including the Herman L. Joachim Distinguished Service Award in 2006, and the TAPPI Corrugated Packaging Division Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

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