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Two New TAPPI Div. Officers

This article submitted by Dow Plastics on 12/130.

MIDLAND, Mich. - Dec. 14, 2000 - TAPPI has announced the appointments of Jim Cooper and Jeffrey J. Wooster, both of Dow Plastics to their Polymers, Laminations and Coatings (PLC) Division Council. Cooper has been appointed as vice chairman of the Council, and Wooster has been named secretary of the Council. A member since 1989, Cooper has held several leadership positions within TAPPI. Prior to his appointment as vice chairman, Cooper was secretary and second vice chair of TAPPI's PLC Division Council. He has also served as chairman of the Extrusion Coatings Committee. In addition, Cooper has presented four technical papers at TAPPI conferences and contributed to the organization as a session developer. He has also presented the "Introduction to Polethylene" section of TAPPI's "Extrusion Coating Short Course" for the past three years. Cooper has worked in Dow's polyolefins business for more than 23 years. As senior packaging specialist, Food and Specialty Packaging Group, Polyethylene and INSITE* Technology for Dow Plastics, Cooper serves as application technology leader for extrusion coatings. Previously, Cooper worked in a variety of polyethylene, research and support positions at Dow. Cooper earned his bachelor's degree from Southwest Texas State University. Wooster has been an active member of TAPPI since 1993, serving in a variety of capacities, including assistant technical program chairperson, technical program chairperson, vice chairperson and chairperson of the Film Extrusion Committee of the PLC division. He has presented seven technical papers at PLC conferences, and received the best paper award for his presentation at the 1995 PLC conference. As value chain manager for the Food and Specialty Packaging Group, Polyethylene and INSITE Technology Technical Service and Development at Dow Plastics, Wooster works with leading food processing and packaging companies to design and implement new technologies in packaging structures to improve benefits to converters, food companies and consumers. Wooster earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Iowa State University, and is also an active member and frequent contributor to the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP). Founded in 1915, TAPPI has grown into the world's largest professional association serving the paper and related industries. TAPPI's 30,000 individual members look to the association for information, education, and knowledge-sharing opportunities. For more information about TAPPI, visit Dow is a leading science and technology company that provides innovative chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services to many essential consumer markets. With annual sales of $19 billion, Dow serves customers in 162 countries and a wide range of markets that are vital to human progress, including food, transportation, health and medicine, personal and home care, and building and construction, among others. Committed to the principles of sustainable development, Dow and its 41,000 employees seek to balance economic, environmental and social responsibilities. For more information, visit or

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