Mr. Kerry Figiel

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  • Kerry Figiel has worked for International Paper for the past 41 years and is currently a Senior Engineering Fellow specializing in Process Control, QCS and WIS. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the US Military Academy, a MSBA from Boston University, a MS in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and is a Professional Engineer.
  • Kerry has been involved in TAPPI for over 25 years and was the Process Control Divisions Chairman from 2007-2010. He has served as Division Awards Chairman, Technical Program Chair and the Conference Chairman for PaperCon 2013. He was a co-author the Divisions Handbook, “Paper Machine Quality Control System Vol I, Measurement Systems and Product Variability”.   Kerry is a member of the 2015 Centennial class of TAPPI Fellows and was award TAPPI’s Herman Joachim Distinguish Service Award for leadership in 2019.  He holds 10 US Patents.