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Steven L. Edwards, Ph.D.

Steven L. Edwards, Ph.D. PhotoSteven L. Edwards, Ph.D.
IndustryPapermaking-Consumer Products
TitleProgram Manager II
ExpertiseProcess/product development, technology transfer (teaching)
Current OrganizationGeorgia Pacific Corp.
Type of OrganizationManufacturing based R & D
Major ProductTissue, towel and napkin papers and production technologies
Area of DistributionInternational
University/DegreePh.D., Physical Chemistry, The Institute of Paper Chemistry
BornDecember 30, 1946, Clinton, Iowa
AffiliationsTechnical Association of Pulp and Paper Association (TAPPI); LCMS Lutheran Church
Hobbies & SportsCollecting 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 AccomplishmentsUS 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 HistoryGeneral 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.)
SpouseBeth Ann Edwards (nee Neuschafer)
MarriedJanuary 29, 1972
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