Newly elected PIMA President Rick Larrick (below left) of Georgia-Pacific and National Affiliate Chairman Tom Krieg of Engelhard Corp., shown here by the USS Constellation in Baltimore Harbor, have chosen Baltimore as the host city for the 82nd Annual PIMA International Management Conference, "Winning in a Global League," to be held June 2 7-29, 2001. In this interview they look at the dynamics of the global paper industry and the changes ahead for PIMA.
C. Richard "Rick" Larrick entered the paper industry while pursuing his major in Paper Technology at Miami University, graduating in 1970. He worked at several mills before becoming paper mill superintendent in Park Falls, Wis. at Flambeau Papers (Pentair) in 1978.
In 1983 he became vice president and operations manager for the new Portals Mill in Hawkinsville, Ga. Larrick joined James River in 1985 and served until 1991 as operations manager of the Parchment and then Converted Specialties Divisions in Kalamazoo, Mich. He joined Georgia Pacific Corp. in 1991 as production manager of the Kalamazoo Mill and was promoted to general manager in 1995. Larrick transferred to the corporate offices in 1999 and now leads a team that coordinates and manages the various mill improvement processes throughout Georgia Pacific's pulp and paper mill system.
Larrick is a member of PIMA and TAPPI. In addition to his PIMA responsibilities, he is currently serving his second term representing Georgia-Pacific on the Board of Trustees of the Paper Technology Foundation of Western Michigan University.
Thomas J. Krieg is vice president, worldwide sales for the paper pigments and additives group of Engelhard Corp., Iselin, N.J. After a brief stint in 1970 as a process engineer for Consolidated Papers, Krieg joined Engelhard in January 1971 as a product specialist, paper industry. He was promoted to several sales positions, including regional sales manager from March 1982 to December 1987.
In January 1988, Krieg joined J.M. …