Michelman’s John Jacquin receives Division Leadership & Service Award at PaperCon 2018

Recognition for outstanding accomplishments in technology

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John Jacquin

John Jacquin, Michelman’s technical service and application development manager, has received the Division Leadership & Service Award from the TAPPI NET Division sponsored by Dow Chemical. Jacquin was presented with the award at the 2018 PaperCon Conference Awards Breakfast held on 16 April during TAPPI’s PaperCon 2018 event being held in Charlotte, North Carolina.

TAPPI Divisions grant awards to individuals in recognition of outstanding accomplishments or contributions to the industry’s technology or the TAPPI organization. Each technical division may grant no more than one award for leadership and service per year. During his 10 years of TAPPI participation, Jacquin has presented in the Webinar series and twice at the NETInc Technical Symposium, and was also awarded best conference paper in 2016 by the Nonwovens division of TAPPI.  He has participated in the NETInc Building Sciences/Fiberglass Mat Committee and is currently Chair of the Binders, Additives & Minerals Committee.

“I’m proud to see John recognized by his peers for his leadership and service at this industry-wide event,” said Steve Shifman, president and chief executive officer at Michelman. “He embodies our values of giving, respect, and collaboration.”

Jacquin has been with Michelman since 2015 and has over 35 years of experience providing technical expertise for binder resin, crosslinker, and additive and polymer chemistry for industrial applications.

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