Paper Mill Operation and Management, Pulping of Non-Wood Resources, Specialty and Fine Papers.
ID: 722022 United Kingdom
As pulp mill manager with the Dexter Corporation in the UK, Expert managed a specialty pulp mill for 10 years, manufacturing a range of pulp grades which included abaca, kenaf, sisal and flax. During his time here, new products were introduced and the turnover was increased tenfold. Prior to this, Expert was employed as production manager at Portals making security papers from cotton, linen and ramie. Whilst with Portals, he managed a security paper mill in Pakistan using cotton, sunn hemp and jute waste as raw materials.
During his long career, Expert has always been involved in the manufacture of specialty papers. This has included greaseproof, glassine, vegetable parchment, NCR paper (Wiggins Teape); cast coated paper, milk carton, label paper, on- and off-machine coated papers for printing (Clyde Paper Company); banknote, security, bible paper (Portals); tea bag paper (Dexter); water-marked papers, and bible paper (Kadoma Fine Papers, Zimbabwe).
In 1994, Expert was resident consultant advising a state-of-the-art fine paper mill in Zimbabwe in the manufacture of watermarked papers from cotton linters as the prime raw material. These were delivered to the mill in the raw state and processed into bleached pulp.
Acting as interim general manager, Expert recruited and trained managers and supervisors of a state-of-the-art paper mill in Zimbabwe in the theory and practice of fine paper making and in the basic concepts of quality management. He introduced management systems and improved product quality to obtain continuous production within two months, following a history of intermittent production and unacceptable quality standards. He advised management on the introduction of the international quality standard ISO 9000 and assisted with its implementation. He advised and helped to implement statistical quality control and trained all appropriate employees in the concept. He trained key supervisors in the acquisition of leadership skills. He helped to prepare and introduce written standard operating procedures for the entire process. He recommended a management structure and assisted in the recruitment of senior staff. And he provided advice on export sales and marketing strategy.
He managed the dismantling, packing and shipping of a second-hand papermachines in the UK for re-installation in India.
He successfully conducted raw material supply chain assessments for the World Bank Group in Bosnia and Albania.
He conducted a detailed technical and financial review of all supporting documentation for a new tissue mill in Abu Dhabi.
Expert assisted pulp and paper companies in the Philippines in the sourcing of suitable processing machinery for abaca and grasses.
|Year: 1961||Degree: Final Certificate||Subject: Paper Technology||Institution: City & Guilds of London Institute|
|Years: 1992 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Independent Consultant||Department:|
|Years: 1988 to 1991||Employer: SCA||Title: Divisional General Manager||Department: SCA Recycling Ltd.|
Responsibilities:Expert had full profit responsibility for a paper processing division of the company supplying customers in the UK and Europe.
|Years: 1978 to 1988||Employer: Dexter Corporation||Title: General Manager||Department: Europe|
Responsibilities:At Dexter, Expert had full profit and loss responsibility for a business converting raw fibres into speciality pulps for the paper industry. As a member of the Quality Council of senior managers in Dexter Europe, he played a major role in the introduction of Total Quality Management, prior to applying for ISO 9000 accreditation.
|Years: 1966 to 1978||Employer: Portals Limited||Title: General Manager/Production Manager||Department: Development/Production|
Responsibilities:While with the world’s largest banknote and security paper manufacturer, Expert commissioned and managed a new paper mill in Pakistan, built to produce banknote paper, employing 200 staff. He managed the production department, employing 230 staff on a four-shift system, manufacturing security paper primarily used in the printing of bank notes. He implemented the staged introduction of new technology and equipment into the production process over a four-year period and ensured full acceptance of the new concepts by the workforce. He played a key role as a member of the team which planned and developed a multi-million capital investment programme incorporating state-of-the-art technology and assisted in the preparation of feasibility reports for banknote paper manufacturing facilities in Finland, Poland and Brazil. Additionally, Expert project managed the rebuilding and commissioning of a banknote paper machine in Finland and the conversion of a paper machine from bible paper to security paper at a company mill in Bath.
|Years: 1965 to 1966||Employer: Clyde Paper Company Ltd.||Title: Production Assistant||Department: Production|
Responsibilities:He line-managed papermaking, finishing and converting processes in a large, diverse mill producing roll, airknife, brush and cast coated paper and board.
|Years: 1962 to 1965||Employer: Wiggins Teape & Co. Ltd. (now part of Arjo Wiggins)||Title: Shift Manager||Department: Production|
Responsibilities:Expert supervised the operation of paper machines making coloured glassine and vegetable parchment and assisted in commissioning a new coating machine for NCR paper.
|Years: 1959 to 1962||Employer: Wiggins Teape & Co. Ltd.||Title: Group Management Trainee||Department: Group|
Responsibilities:He received comprehensive, practical and theoretical training in the operation of fine paper machines and theoretical training in all aspects of paper technology. He received training in leadership skills culminating in on-the-job experience as a trainee machine foreman.
|Years: 1992 to 1993||Agency: UK Ministry of Agriculture||Role: Consultant||Description: Expert advised the Silsoe Research Institute (funded by the UK Ministry of Agriculture) on the commercial exploitation of their patented processes for the dry extraction of plant fibres for papermaking and on the suitability of linseed flax as a paper raw material.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1968 to 1970||Country / Region: Pakistan||Summary: Expert commissioned and managed a new pulp and paper mill for the production of banknote paper.|
|Years: 1972 to 1973||Country / Region: Finland||Summary: He project managed, commissioned and provided technical know-how for a paper machine rebuild at Tervakoski Paper Mill.|
|Years: 1973 to 1973||Country / Region: Poland, East Germany||Summary: He prepared feasibility reports for technical know-how improvements and visited clients to discuss same.|
|Years: 1991 to 1991||Country / Region: Philippines||Summary: He advised pulp and paper mills on process improvements.|
|Years: 1993 to 1994||Country / Region: Zimbabwe||Summary: Expert provided comprehensive consultancy services to a pulp and paper mill making specialty papers from cotton linter.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Expert has delivered training courses in leadership skills, papermaking techniques and statistical quality control.|
|He has recently managed the dismantling and removal of a complete paper machine in the U.K. for shipment to a client in India.|
|Expert introduced new pulp products from non-wood fibres not traditionally used for papermaking.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|He was appointed exclusive selling agent in the United Kingdom and Ireland for an Italian paper machinery manufacturer, supplying complete tissue, paper and board machines, stock preparation equipment and machine rebuilds.|
|French||Expert can speak French.|