NCSU Strategic and Financial Analysis for the Forest Product Industry

NCSU Strategic and Financial Analysis for the Forest Product Industry

Raleigh, NC
Tuesday, December 07, 2021 to Thursday, December 09, 2021

TAPPI, The Paper Science and Engineering School, and The Business School at North Carolina State University bring to you the re-designed strategic and financial online workshop for the pulp and paper industry. This three-day workshop will give you basic and sophisticated tools to analyze and evaluate the effect of capital investment in your operations, global dynamics affecting the pulp and paper industry, evaluate business operations (profitability, cost absorption), estimate financial outcomes (investment return) and support decision-making across the whole pulp and paper operation.

Our tailored online course will immediately develop your skills in business and financial analysis, taking your performance to the next level.

phillips-e1506184869619.jpgDr. Richard Phillips is an Adjunct Professor and Executive in Residence in the Department of Wood and Paper Science (Paper Science and Engineering) at North Carolina State University, having retired as Senior Vice President-Technology and Manufacturing from International Paper. In this position, Dr. Phillips was responsible for providing manufacturing and engineering services, as well as oversight of corporate research and development for International Paper Companies. Dr. Phillips was responsible for the establishment of an integrated pulp and paper mill facility in Brazil and was a board member of the joint venture between IP and Ilim in Russia. Currently, Dr. Phillips teaches Strategic Business Practices in the Pulp and Paper Industry at NCSU and provides leadership and critical thinking across the Department. Dr. Phillips earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University. Dr. Richard Phillips is a recognized expert in strategic and investment analysis in the pulp and paper industry.

Dr. Gonzalez is co-director of the Tissue Pack Innovation Lab ( and Faculty of Conversion Economics and Supply Chain in the Paper Science & Engineering Program at NC State University. Prior to joining NC State University, Dr. Gonzalez was corporate controller manufacturing and logistics for North, Central and South America for Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA, currently Essity, the biggest global tissue producer). He also held several positions in controlling and manufacturing at Smurfit Kappa Carton de Venezuela (an integrated forestry, pulp and paper, and packaging solutions company). Dr. Gonzalez supports companies in analyzing emerging technologies and materials and their impact on their cost structure and profitability. Every year, Dr. Gonzalez’s group evaluates the hygiene tissue market (product performance, product offering, and pricing), establishing correlation between regional behaviors and global megatrends. Dr. Gonzalez ‘s group develops process simulation and financial models for pulp and paper mill facilities to understand process economics and the impact of new investments.


Hasan-Jameel.jpgDr. Hasan Jameel is the Jordan Family Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University and board member of Packaging Corporation America. Dr. Jameel’s professional specialties include pulping and bleaching, process optimization and simulation, bio-energy and gasification. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University, and his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton. He has industrial operational experience with International Paper. Dr. Jameel has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including the Johan C.F.C. Richter Prize from the TAPPI Pulp Manufacture Division. Other TAPPI honors include the David Wetherhorn Award (1994), TAPPI Outstanding Instructor (1995) and the Wayne Carr Best Paper Award (2002).


TAPPI Member: $950

Non-Member: $1,200

Join TAPPI now or RENEW membership and save: $1,125

Young Professional (under age 30) Join TAPPI now or renew membership and save: $1,070

Workshop Registration: Groups Cost is per person (3+ people, must be from the same company & location

TAPPI Member: $870

Non-Member: $1,125

Join TAPPI now or RENEW membership and save: $1,050

Young Professional (under age 30) Join TAPPI now or renew membership and save: $990

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