Recipients of TAPPI’s Paul W. Magnabosco Outstanding Local Section Award Named

TAPPI recently announced that Micki Meggison and Michael von Grumbkow have been named winners of the distinguished Paul W. Magnabosco Outstanding Local Section Award.

Meggison is a Process Improvement Black Belt with Sappi North America in Westbrook, ME, the mill she has worked at her entire career.

She has held a variety of engineering and operations positions including: technical engineer, first line supervisor, process control and E&I engineer, pulping asset manager, coating operations manager, manufacturing operations manager and technical director.

She served on Sappi’s Sustainability Council from 2010-2022, collaborating with colleagues to develop and execute strategic goals and objectives. Meggison was the first Engineer-in-Residence at the University of Southern Maine and served on the university’s Engineering Advisory Board from 2012-2021. 

She became involved with the TAPPI/PIMA Student Chapter as a freshman at University of Maine and served as chapter Vice President in her senior year. Meggison joined TAPPI as a professional member in 1990 and served on the Maine-New Hampshire TAPPI (ME/NH TAPPI) executive committee for several years. 

She was recruited to the executive committee of the Northeast PIMA Local Section in 1999. She served as the Vice Chair from 2000 to 2008 before being elected treasurer during the merger of Northeast PIMA with ME/NH TAPPI. When TAPPI acquired PIMA in 2008, Meggison joined the PIMA Executive Council, serving until 2012. 

She received the PIMA Del Boutin Division Service Award in 2011. Meggison has co-organized the Northeast PIMA/TAPPI Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament each year since 2012.

von Grumbkow is part of BTG Instrument’s Global Solutions Team – Paper and Board. He joined Lake States TAPPI/North Central PIMA in 2007 and served as Chair of the Local Section’s Executive Board from 2017 to 2021. A TAPPI member since 2012, he also served on several committees for both PIMA and TAPPI.         

von Grumbkow earned diplomas in mechanical engineering and process engineering from the University of Braunschweig in Germany. He has been in the paper industry for over 28 years, initially with Voith Paper in numerous positions, and in recent years with BTG, where he is developing and supporting multi-component solutions to improve the efficiency and product quality in paper mills globally.

The awards will be presented at TAPPICon, April 30-May 4 in Charlotte, NC, USA.

For more information, visit TAPPI’s website.


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