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Ms. Brittany Robinson, Environmental Program Manager, International Paper

Ms. Rachel Moore, Process Control Engineering Manager, International Paper

Mr. Michael George, Process Control Engineer, International Paper

Mr. Jonathan Boysen, Reliability Engineer, International Paper

Seminar Topic: Electrical Engineering in the Pulp and Paper Industry

Abstract of Talk:
Are you interested in a career in either process control or power generation? The Pulp and Paper Industry offers exciting avenues for electrical engineers to work in the power plants and chemical plants within their mills—making the entire operation energy self-sufficient, utilizing various controls systems. Join us as International Paper reveals the infinite possibilities for electrical engineers to implement their expertise and grow their careers.


Biographical Sketch of the Speakers:

Brittany Robinson graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Chemical Engineering.  While at Georgia Tech, she was a co-op student at the Environmental Protection Agency.  Upon graduation, she went to work at the International Paper’s Savannah Mill as an Environmental Engineer. She has held various positions in the company and is currently an Environmental Program Manager working for the corporate office. Ms. Robinson is a Professional Engineer in the states of North and South Carolina. She served on the Georgia Tech Alumni Association Board of Trustees from 2005-2008, is the 2004 Georgia Tech Outstanding Young Alumni, and 2007 Outstanding Young Engineer from the Georgia Tech School of Engineering.

Rachel Moore has 25 years of industrial automation experience. She is currently the Mill-wide Process Control Manager for the International Paper Flint River Mill. Prior to managing the controls team she supported the Fiberline Operations as a Process Control Engineer. She has provided the Pulp Business with knowledge and experience in project management, process analysis, and process optimization. She has developed process relational databases for instrument management systems, Honeywell Distributed Control Logic programming, and process modeling. Rachel has provided leadership in the development of Best Practices for paper mill operations while utilizing the Management of Change process and procedures. 

Michael George graduated from University of Iowa with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 2015. While at Iowa Michael interned at ESCO Automation Group, an industrial integrator, for 2 years. Upon graduation, he went to work at the International Paper’s Savannah Mill as a Process Control Engineer. He has continued his work as a process control engineer for his entire career at International Paper but has rotated through every area of the mill based upon their current needs. He currently is responsible for number 5 and 6 Paper Machines and the Power House.

Jonathan Boysen graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. While in school, he gained experience with Mercedes. Upon graduation, he began his career with International Paper at the Savannah Mill in the Electrical Reliability Department. He then became a Front Line Leader/Shift Manger in the Finished Products Department. Upon completion of that experience, he has returned to work in Electrical Reliability in Finished Products.


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