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N. Wandmacher Receives Executive Eagle Award
From Pulp & Paper Safety Association
May 22, 2001 William N. Wandmacher of Smurfit-Stone Container
Corporation (Nasdaq: SSCC), was selected by the Pulp & Paper Safety
Association to receive their coveted Executive Eagle Award for the year
2000. The Executive Eagle is presented each year to an industry executive
who demonstrates a firm commitment to safety within the pulp and paper
industry and has made significant contributions to the improvement of
safety and health programs within his or her company.
Wandmacher's leadership, Smurfit-Stone's North American Containerboard
Mill and Forest Resources Division has significantly improved its safety
record, as measured by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
standards. The division has decreased its recordable case rate (injuries
requiring days off or medical treatment not including first aid), by 75
percent over the past five years.
vice president and general manager, North American Containerboard Mill
and Forest Resources, joined Container Corporation of America (CCA), a
predecessor company of SSCC, in June 1966 as a process engineer for the
Fernandina Beach, Florida, containerboard mill. He held a variety of positions,
including manager of business planning for the domestic mill division,
and was named plant manager for the company's Brewton, Alabama, mill in
when CCA was acquired by SSCC, Wandmacher became vice president and general
manager of medium mill operations, and, in 1992, was named vice president
and general manager of the Containerboard Mill Division.
Wandmacher exhibits the zealous commitment to providing an injury free
workplace for employees that the pulp and paper industry strives for as
a whole," said Neal Leonard, PPSA association chairman.
Container Corporation is the premier manufacturer of paper- and paperboard-based
packaging. Smurfit-Stone holds industry-leading positions in the production
of containerboard (including white-top linerboard and recycled medium)
corrugated containers, industrial bags, and clay-coated recycled boxboard;
and is the worlds largest paper recycler. In addition, Smurfit-Stone
is a leading producer of folding cartons, solid bleached sulfate, paper
tubes and cores, and labels. The company operates more than 300 facilities
worldwide and employs approximately 40,000 people.