Joe Bohannon
JOE BOHANNON currently serves as CTO Technical Manager, Ingevity, formerly known as MeadWestvaco Specialty Chemicals. Joe has been with Ingevity/MWV for over 20 years, providing technical expertise and leadership as process engineer, area manager, and refinery and CTO plant area manager at a number of MWV operations across the U.S. Prior to Ingevity, Joe worked for Sequoyah Fuels Corporation in engineering, production, and quality assurance, as well as Kerr McGee Corporation in process engineering and cost estimating. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Oklahoma and in Louisiana.
Greg Clements
GREG CLEMENTS is the Recovery Engineer for Symrise (f/k/a Renessenz LLC and Pinova LLC). Greg has been responsible for all mill recovery efforts for the past two years. Prior to joining Symrise in 2012, Greg spent 30+ years with various pulp and paper companies in operational & technical positions of increasing responsibility.

Doug Foran
DOUG FORAN is a chemical engineering graduate of Dalhousie University and earned a Master of Engineering degree from McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario. Doug has worked in the pulp and paper industry for 42 years. For the past 37 years, he has worked in Savannah Georgia, initially for Union Camp Corporation and now is with Kraton Chemical, LLC (f/k/a Arizona Chemical Company). For the past 25 years, he has worked as a Recovery Engineer. In this capacity he works with the contract suppliers of soap, tall oil and turpentine to help them improve their yield from the softwood pulped. He has consulted on soap and turpentine recovery in mills from Siberia to South America, but primarily in the southeastern United States. Doug is past chairman of the Alkaline Pulping Committee for TAPPI and a recipient of the Distinguished Leadership and Service Award for the Pulping Division. He has authored several papers on by-products recovery issues in Pulp and Paper, Naval Stores Review and TAPPI Journal. He authored the chapter on Tall Oil Soap Recovery in Chemical Recovery in the Alkaline Pulping Processes, Third Edition, TAPPI Press, 1992. For over 20 years he has been an instructor for the TAPPI Kraft Recovery Operation Short Course.

PAUL SEEFELD earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1991 and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1995. He was employed by Beloit Fiber Systems as a Product Engineer, Product Manager, and Account Manager. He is currently employed by Lundberg, LLC as a Regional Manager.

JERRY SMITH has worked in the pulp and paper, and pine chemicals industry for the last forty-eight years. Jerry began his career at the Union Camp Savannah, Ga. mill (largest in the world at the time). He worked in the mill proper in various positions from 1966 – 2000. Through those years he also completed temporary special project assignments at all four Union Camp mills. In 1990 he accepted a position with Union Camp’s Chemical Division as a by-products recovery engineer, where he was responsible for assisting with both the Union Camp mills and the outside supply mills with the recovery of by-products (soap/crude tall oil/turpentine). In 1998 he started working for Arizona Chemical as a result of the IP/Union Camp merger. He retired in 2004 from Arizona Chemical, and went to work for International Flavors and Fragrance (IFF – Previous owned by Union Camp) as their recovery engineer for crude sulfate turpentine (CST). He retired from IFF October 2012, and became an independent contractor. Today he assists all of Rock-Tenn’s mills and IFF’s supplier mills with by-product recovery (some thirty-five mills throughout the US and Canada). He is also a part-time staff person for the PCA’s EHS and BP Recovery Committees. Jerry can is reached at 904-891-1547 or 904-253-0153.
JIM TURNER is president and owner of Vistaurum Corporation, a consulting firm established in 2005 that assists clients in business analysis, marketing, sales development, procurement, competitive assessment, and strategic planning. His market backgrounds include adhesives, aroma chemicals, inks and coatings, personal care, and industrial specialties. The practice is focused on business-to-business industrial companies seeking profitable growth, with major emphasis in pine chemicals and related products. Vistaurum is a member of the Pine Chemicals Association. Clients have included Fortune 100 forest product companies, Fortune 150 chemical companies, Fortune 300 chemical companies, and many domestic and international private firms. Jim earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree in 1976 at the University of Delaware and later completed continuing education at Stanford, Wharton, and Darden business schools. He achieved Professional Engineer registration in the State of Georgia in 1981. His career in the pine chemicals industry began in 1979 when he joined Hercules Incorporated in Brunswick, GA. Over his 26 years with Hercules, he was involved in all aspects of the pine chemicals industry, including Director of Terpene Specialties Strategic Business Unit in the Resins division. After a divestiture, he facilitated the organization of the $100 million Pinova division, where he was part of the senior management team. Jim was editor of the Pine Chemicals Review trade journal from 2006 to 2011. Jim lives on Saint Simons Island, Georgia.
GREG WASS is a senior process engineer with Lundberg, LLC in Bellevue, WA. He received a B.S. degree from Washington State University in Chemical Engineering in 1988. For over 25 years he has been involved in the design, commissioning, and troubleshooting of pulp mill environmental control systems. Specific areas of focus include noncondensible gas collection and incineration systems, foul condensate steam stripping systems, turpentine recovery systems, and batch digester blow heat recovery systems. Greg is a member of the BLRBAC Waste Stream Subcommittee where he contributes to the development of guidelines for the safe disposal of NCG and other waste streams in recovery boilers.