I joined the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada (Paprican; now FPInnovations) in 1981, as a corrosion engineer. I worked with Andy Garner and Doug Singbeil, and specialized in paper machine roll corrosion, wear and surface fitness for service. In the mid-90's I joined the management track at the Institute and have served as research manager, manager of strategic planning, and Director of Member Company Relations. I have served twice as chairman of TAPPI's Corrosion and Materials Engineering Committee. I retired from full-time work at the end of 2016 but continue working part-time for FPInnovations, and also remain active in my support for the C&ME.