TAPPI has announced that Eric Ashby of Domtar Windsor in Quebec has been selected as PIMA’s Mill Manager of the Year. Ashby was selected for this honor due to his outstanding leadership, management, and organizational skills leading to improved results at the Domtar Windsor Mill.
“I am honored to receive this award and I do believe it is the reflection of the Windsor team, a great team that I am very proud to be a part of and contribute to,” said Ashby. “This award recognizes all the hard work and accomplishments achieved by our team in Windsor over the years and I’m proud to say they are many.”
PIMA is the management division of TAPPI, the American pulp and paper industry association. Nominees for PIMA’s Mill Manager of the Year Award are judged on four criteria: skill in people development; application of best management practices; effective use of external resources; and change management. The award will be presented during the TAPPI’s PaperCon conference, held April 19-22 in Atlanta, GA.
Ashby obtained a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at École Polytechnique, a French-language university located Montreal. He also holds an Executive MBA from Queen’s School of Business and a Master in pulp and paper engineering from McGill University in Montreal.
Ashby began his career as an environmental process eEngineer at the defunct Repap Miramichi LWC mill located in New Brunswick. Throughout his career, he has held positions in six different pulp and paper facilities in four different provinces.
Ashby is entering his fourth year as mill manager at the Domtar Windsor Mill, an integrated facility producing 650,000 tons per year of uncoated freesheet, where he is responsible for 820 Domtar employees.
In the picture: Eric Ashby of Domtar Windsor in Quebec.