Mica Corporation has been an active member of the Technical Association for the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) for close to fifty years. Since joining, Mica employees have helped organize conferences, held a variety of leadership positions on TAPPI boards, written white papers and presentations, instructed at technical educational courses, and even created a scholarship for student-members of TAPPI.
More recently, one of Mica’s emerging leaders has taken a hands-on approach to improve and enhance TAPPI's digital communications and marketing efforts. On February 2, Mica's Communications Manager, Jessi Spadaccino, was selected by her peers to serve as Vice-Chair of TAPPI’s International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division’s (IFPED) marketing team. In her new role, Jessi will work with the Marketing Chair, James Bryant of Nova Chemicals, to develop and execute marketing strategies to strengthen IFPED’s position in the industry and increase membership.
Prior to being appointed to the Vice-Chair role, Jessi served as a team leader on IFPED’s digital team for one year. Jessi also served as the Division’s Director of Communications for TAPPI’s Young Professionals Division from 2018 to 2021. In these capacities, she was integral in developing new online hubs for members of the respective divisions to gain access to valuable resources, get involved, and learn how to best amplify the new connections they were creating. Her active involvement and professional talent in communications helped create greater awareness for the Divisions and encouraged others to get actively involved as well.
“It is an honor to have been selected by my peers to take on the Vice-Chair position for IFPED’s marketing team. I feel confident that I can make a significant contribution to the division’s growth and look forward to continuing to work with and learn from the diverse group of industry experts that make up the marketing team,” said Jessi.
"The IFPED marketing team has grown substantially in the last year and I can’t think of a better person to take on this leadership role. Jessi's enthusiasm and passion for all things marketing will be extremely valuable as we drive forward and take this division to the next level," said outgoing Marketing Chair Jim Lush of Celplast Metalized Products Limited.
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