The Power List
Now in its sixth year, the Power List is not a popularity contest, nor is it a catalogue of the great and good in the industry. What it is however is PPI’s own ‘editors choice’ mixed in with a lot of ideas from people they have talked to on the front line about who (and what) are seen as major influencers in the global industry.
Stephen Silver, No. 24
The company has just celebrated the first anniversary of its acquisition of Manistique Papers (the mill will be profiled in an upcoming issue of PPI) and as it did with its Alsip, IL, mill has made significant improvements. Since May 2012, the Manistique mill had hired 24 new people, added 60 new customers and reached a 5-yr high in production of recycled paper. Silver has said that FutureMark had intended to implement the strategies that made Alsip successful so as to revitalize and grow Manistique and it looks thus far that the move has paid off. The Alsip and Manistique mills are part of the FutureMark Paper Group but each are managed independently. To go along with such familiar names as PepsiCo, Dell and American Airlines, in 2012, the company added Sam’s Club and Trader Joe’s.
This article was originally published by Pulp and Paper International Magazine.