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Peter R. Augustine Named as Chair of the Board for TAPPI

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Peter R. Augustine, president, Fabio Perini North America, has been named as Chair of the Board for the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI).

His wide-ranging professional and personal experience naturally aligns with TAPPI’s focus on driving innovation for the paper and packaging industry which, according to TAPPI CEO and president Larry Montague, made Augustine a standout choice for the role.

“TAPPI’s Board Chair represents a person of knowledge and discernment,” Montague explained. “Pete has consistently demonstrated these traits as a TAPPI Fellow. As the Board Chair, his vision is sure to shape the future of TAPPI and make it better for the industries that we serve.”

“I am excited and honored by the opportunity to continue serving on the TAPPI board,” explained Augustine. “I’m grateful to work with such an experienced group of directors whose professional and personal backgrounds mirror the diversity of the pulp and paper industry.   Together we will guide the TAPPI leadership and staff as they chart the course for the future of the association.”

Augustine joined Fabio Perini S.p.A. in 2011 as general manager for North America and was promoted to his current position as president in 2013. He oversees the entire operation for Fabio Perini in North America, including strategic planning, sales, and production. Augustine holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Purdue. He also served as a captain in the United States Army.

Fabio Perini S.p.A. was founded in 1966 in Lucca, Italy, the hub of world tissue production and converting technology. Today, with five production facilities in Italy, the United States, Brazil, and China, Fabio Perini helps its customers stay competitive and grow thanks to complete production solutions for converting and packaging. An ongoing commitment to technology, globalization, and research make the company the internationally recognized standard of excellence in the tissue industry


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