2018 WMU Fiber Recycling Course Speakers

Paul Schutes

Executive Director at Recycled Paperboard Alliance / Recycled Paperboard Technical Association

High energy sales and marketing executive with excellent leadership and motivational skills. 25 plus-year career in the packaging industry, managing engineering and sales personnel. Specialties: Engineering and Packaging Design Sales Leadership, Industry Association Management.


Jim Frey

Co-Founder & CEO, Resource Recycling Systems

Jim has more than 30 years of expertise in recycling and waste management program development in both public services and private enterprises. He began my career growing non-profit recycling programs from start-ups to full-scale municipal collection services and MRF operations. Specialties: material recovery systems, solid waste management systems, recycling-based manufacturing projects, market development initiatives, and business - industrial environmental management programs.


Sandeep Kulkarni

Founder and President, KoolEarth Solutions

Independent Sustainable Packaging Consultant, formerly with PepsiCo

Passionate sustainability and sustainable packaging professional with 20+ years of experience in all aspects of sustainable packaging and materials (plastics, paper, metal). Extensive knowledge of sustainable materials, sustainability goal setting, Life Cycle Assessment, metrics, and EPR regulations.


Mahendra Doshi

President at Doshi & Associates, Inc.

Dr. Doshi received B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Bombay University, India, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees also in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY. Dr. Doshi joined the Institute of Paper Chemistry in 1977. Later, he formed his own company, Doshi and Associates, Inc., and then launched the publication of a quarterly journal, Progress in Paper Recycling.  In addition to the highly respected journal, Doshi and Associates, Inc. offers education, publication, consultation, and research services to the paper industry. Doshi has helped many mills in solving problems related to wax, stickies, screening, cleaning, and deinking.


Bill Moore

Owner, Moore & Associates

Bill Moore is an accomplished senior executive and environmental expert with more than 40 years of experience across the chemical, solid waste management, recycling, paper, packaging, and related manufacturing sectors.

Bill has leveraged his extensive experience as an environmental business professional and pioneer in the paper recycling industry. His valuable insight has helped companies in need of guidance on strategy due to changes in commodity pricing, markets, and technology; facing environmental issues, or interested in sustainable business practices. His areas of expertise include leadership, start-ups, generating growth, sales and marketing, market analysis, market trends, price forecasting, operations, regulatory affairs, global business, and environmental issues.


Todd Jordan

Packaging Business Development Manager, BTG

As part of BTG’s Process Solutions Group, Todd loves finding technical innovations and delivering solutions for packaging customers as conditions change in the market. Todd has worked with packaging and recycled fiber consumers for 23 years and has been part of numerous mini-mill start-ups in the 1990s around the US and Canada. He has helped successfully roll out several new technologies with BTG. Todd is a displaced Northerner who loves hockey and is excited about the playoffs; and grudgingly has adopted the Atlanta Braves as his home team.


Mike Lopane

Sr. Applications Engineer, Kadant

MIke is a senior process engineer with 15 years of manufacturing engineering experience with five years in leadership roles. His strong background in process improvements and project management resulted in significant savings. Accomplished at cost reduction initiatives, product development, and troubleshooting production problems.

Specialties: Problem-solving, process improvement, and cost reduction.


Charles Angle

Applications Manager at Solenis, LLC

Applications expert in contaminant control, strength additives, retention/drainage, microbio/scale/corrosion, and deinking chemistries.


Bernie Lee

Research Analyst at Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI)

Economic researcher with project management and quantitative research experience.

Striving to develop creative and intuitively appealing analyses of global issues on economics and security—identifying international business opportunities, establishing foreign direct investment, and examining economic security problems.


Michael Timpane

Principal and vice president of process optimization and material recovery at Resource Recycling Systems (RRS)

Michael is a principal and vice president of process optimization and material recovery at RRS. He works with solid waste and recycling companies, materials recovery facilities (MRFs), NGOs, major consumer product groups, international packaging companies, and the public sector. His 40 years has entailed executive field operations and development roles with the largest public recycling companies in the U.S. Michael has gained a reputation for thought leadership, management, and technical execution in recycling processing, landfill diversion planning and technology, recycling systems pricing, facility development, material streams, recycling/organics system economics, recoverable commodities, and process improvement.