2022 ND Paper 212 Awards

Honoring the individuals who push themselves above and beyond to help make up the difference between good and great.

From day one, we knew that our greatest resource is our people. That is why, every year, we recognize some of the most outstanding work by our tenacious and dedicated employees. As the name signifies, the 212 Award honors those who have gone above and beyond in their work. When water reaches 211 degrees Fahrenheit, it is very hot. At 212 degrees, however, it begins to boil. The addition of this one, single degree creates steam. Steam can provide power to many things, including a pulp or paper mill.

The contributions of each of the award winners demonstrates that extra effort, that incremental degree of temperature, which provides steam and power to our organization. Below is the complete list of our 2022 outstanding employees:


Winners of the 212 Award for 2022

Biron Division

·         Lee Graf, B26 Maintenance Supervisor

·         Chris Lang, PM 25 Production Supervisor

·         Tanya Larsen, Shipping Utility

·         Jason Jones, B25 General Superintendent


Fairmont Division

·         Floyd Swiger, Upper Operations

·         Steve Aversa, Dayshift Railcar Loader

·         Bob Murphy, Lead I & E


Old Town Division

·         Charles Gerrish, Pulp Mill Lead Operator

·         Caleb Mathers, Operations Manager

·         Justin Karkos, Process Control Engineer


Rumford Division

·         Brent Willett, Process Control Engineer

·         Colby Knapp, Shift Manager

·         Andy LaBrash, Sr. Process Engineer

·         Nate Woods, Tour, I & E

·         Nick Woods, B Operator, Utilities (Recovery)

·         Pat Houghton, Maintenance Mechanic

·         Troy Houghton, Maintenance Mechanic

·         Lynne Deraspe, R12, Machine Tender

·         Doug Lothrop, A Operator, Utilities (Cogen)




·         Jacob Dowland, Utilities Superintendent

·         Karl Knight, Pulp & Utilities E/I Superintendent

·         Todd Libby, R15 Paper Machine Utility

·         Peter Lloyd, Pulping Manager

·         Timothy Porter, Pulp Mill Lead Pulp Operator

·         Daniel Roy, Grizzly Operator

·         Kevin Sweetser, Effluent Treatment Operator

Sturtevant Division (ND Packaging)

·         Chris Nygaard, Corrugating Supervisor

·         Jordan Liberty, Scheduling Manager

·         Justin Derksen, Corrugating Operator


Corporate (Oakbrook Office and Remote)

·         Barb Humbertson, Technical Customer Service Representative

·         Katia Garza, Category Manager

·         Patty Parra, Sr. Manager Total Rewards

·         Karen Jaimes, Customer Service Representative

·         Chris Moore, Director of Maintenance and Reliability

·         Bharath Pothuvari, Senior ABAP Developer Architect

·         Meredith Weibel, Customer Service Manager

·         Joel Pike, Director of Energy Strategy

·         Trevor Giroux, Director of Process Automation

·         Kody Demyon, Purchasing Supervisor

·         Doug Banks, Senior Project Manager

·         Aaron Reel, Senior Capital Projects Engineer

·         Pete Campbell, Landscape Architect and Site Manager

·         Amanda Avery, Treasury Analyst

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