Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has selected Stewart Holm as chief scientist. Stewart Holm will be responsible for managing AF&PA’s scientific research and identifying research opportunities across the forest products industry.
“We are excited to have Stewart on board to develop and implement a comprehensive science and research strategy in support of AF&PA’s policy objectives. His management of key programs in product stewardship, chemical safety and toxicology, coupled with his knowledge of the forest products industry, make him a great addition to AF&PA,” said AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman.
Holm has provided expert scientific oversight, guidance and strategic thinking to multi-national corporations related to public policy issues before the Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Food and Drug Administration. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Biology from Drury University and a Master of Science in Oceanography from the Florida Institute of Technology.
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative.
The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4.5 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures approximately $200 billion in products annually, and employs nearly 900,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states.
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