VIP Biography for
Steven L. Edwards, Ph.D.
|Steven L. Edwards, Ph.D.|
|Title||Program Manager II|
|Expertise||Process/product development, technology transfer (teaching)|
|Current Organization||Georgia Pacific Corp.|
|Type of Organization||Manufacturing based R & D|
|Major Product||Tissue, towel and napkin papers and production technologies|
|Area of Distribution||International|
|University/Degree||Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, The Institute of Paper Chemistry|
|Born||December 30, 1946, Clinton, Iowa|
|Affiliations||Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Association (TAPPI); LCMS Lutheran Church|
|Hobbies & Sports||Collecting and restoring old British motorcycles, volunteer work in church and community, leading projects, teaching a variety of subjects to many different groups, being a Farm Credit Advisor in the state of Wisconsin|
|Career Accomplishments||US 6,511,579 and over 17 other key papermaking process patents and applications culminating in two that will alter the basis of competition in mid-range tissue, towel and napkin products while reducing both capital and manufacturing costs being commercialized; His papermaking career is nearing its end at an unbelievably high point and he looks forward to a future of using his skills and experience to teach and help others on a volunteer basis in any part of the world where less advantaged young people can learn and grow to be vital assets to their emerging nations|
|Work History||General farming background, dairy, beef and hogs; Has worked construction and all types of agriculture; Industrial experiences in paper mills include environmental, pulp, recovery, papermaking, winding, converting and product development of many types of paper but especially consumer tissue, towel, and napkin products (Union Camp Corp., Kimberly Clark Corp., Fort Howard Corp., Fort James Corp., Metso Ab.); Also experienced in heavy manufacturing quality control (Caterpillar Tractor Co.)|
|Spouse||Beth Ann Edwards (nee Neuschafer)|
|Married||January 29, 1972|
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