When    20 – 22 Oct 2015

Theme   Simplification

Where   Dreyfus University Center University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI

1015 Reserve Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Driving Directions 

Photo courtesy of UWSP

Contact: Curt Gifford
Light Green Machine Institute

Half of the Proceeds of the 6th Annual Light Green Machine Institute Conference are being donated to the UWSP Paper Science Foundation!



Diamond: George W. Mead/Mead Witter Foundation, Inc. 

Platinum: Airmaster Aerator, LLC

Gold: C.R. Meyer & Sons, Co. 


The 6th Annual
Light Green Machine Institute Conference

Who Should Attend?

Pulp and Paper Manufacturers seeking the cutting edge

Those with new products ready for market

Those seeking ideas to develop

Speakers’ Schedule

Abstract by 1 Aug 2015

Paper draft by 1 Sept 2015

Final Papers by 1 Oct 2015

Conference Schedule

20 Oct 2015

6:00 pm    Opening Reception in Cooperation with the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST)

21 Oct 2015

7:30 am    Continental Breakfast

7:45 am    Progress Report—Light Green Machine Institute, Jim Thompson, LGMI Founder, Duluth, Georgia

Simplification before we start

8:00 am    Construction Simplification, Pat Weston, Project Manager, C.R. Meyer, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Simplifying the auxiliaries

8:45 am    Agitation Today, Todd Hutchinson, VP R&D, Philadelphia Mixing Solutions, Ltd, Palmyra, Pennsylvania

9:30 am    Break

Simplifying the auxiliaries (cont'd)

9:45 am    A New Cost-saving Way to Aerate, Dean Caldwell, President, Airmaster Aerator, LLC, DeRidder, Louisiana

10:30 am   Anaerobic Effluent Treatment,  Lewis Blaszcyzk, ETP Process Engineer, Voith Meri Environmental Solutions, Inc., Appleton, Wisconsin

Simplifying and Improving Utilities and Processes

11:15 am   Nekoosa Natural Gas Conversion, Bryan Lewis, Corporate Project Engineer, Domtar, Nekoosa, Wisconsin

Noon       Lunch

Simplifying the people piece

12:45 pm   Keynote--The Simple Life, Phil Harris, Retired Executive, Packaging Dynamics, Fort James and PCA

1:30 pm    The Decision Making Process, Mike Ryan, President, Process Laboratories, Chillicothe, Ohio

2:15 pm    Develop and implement a high performance work organization using team based management approach, Carl Robichaud, Production Leader, Greenpac, Niagra Falls, New York

3:00 pm    Break

Simplifying Pulping

3:15 pm   Washing and evaporation – consequences of poor liquor management in the washing, Anders Hjort, Business Manager, Valmet, Karlstad, Sweden

4:00 pm   North American & European Regulatory Issues: 9,10 Anthraquinone (AQ) Use for Alkaline Pulping, Brian Brogdon, Owner, Future Bridge Consulting Services, Marietta, Georgia

4:45 pm  NORAM's LignoForce™ process for a value-added Kraft pulp mill byproduct, Wayne Bucher, Regional Sales, Noram Engineering, Birmingham, Alabama

6:00 pm  Cash Bar Reception

7:00 pm  Dinner on your own

22 Oct 2015


7:30 am    Continental Breakfast

7:45 am     Fellow Recognition Ceremony - Dave Bennett, Senior Consultant, Corrosion Probe, Inc., Vancouver, Washington 

8:00 am     The Future of Pulp and Paper, Les Hillsberg & Matt Zimmerman, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Paper Science and Engineering Students

Simplification around the Paper Machine - Breakthroughs!

8:45 am      Voith Steel Dryers, Roberto Pardo, P&S Tissue Product Manager, Voith, Appleton, Wisconsin 

9:30 am      Break

New Product and Application Development 

9:45 am     Producing Cellulose Nano Fiber Film with Conventional Slot Die Coating Method, Ronald Gong, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin Assistant Professor, Dept. of Paper Science and Engineering, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

10:30 am    Structuring Paper for Optimal Properties, Gerry Ring, Ph.D., Emeritus Faculty Member, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

The tools of the future are here now

11:15 am    UAV's, Applications and their Future, Dean Polvi, UAV Pilot, Operations and Technical Support, High Angle Imaging, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Noon           Lunch

1:00 pm      Tour of Facilities and Mead Witter Foundation Paper Machine and Process Engineering Laboratory, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

3:00 pm      Close

Register by September 30, 2015 and enter Promo Code EARLYBIRD to receive a $45.00 Discount