NPTA Quarterly Update
What Can You Expect?
NPTA Executive Vice President, Sean Samet, discusses upcoming events, NPTA highlights and an overview of what to expect in the third issue of Paper Merchant Insider.  

Thought Leader Interview: Tom Groves

Growth is an important aspect of development, as a company or industry, or individually. Tom Groves, the CEO and president of WCP Solutions recognizes the need to grow in all areas, especially as the paper industry shifts and develops. As an instrumental part of WCP since 1992, Groves has seen the ups and downs of the industry and has grown to learn how to keep an optimistic view even when the paper world seems like it could crumple up. 

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Members on the Move
Members on the Move is a column highlighting individuals who have recently been promoted, changed roles within their company, changed companies, or have been recently hired. If there has been a recent personnel change in your organization  let us know the specifics  and we will help you communicate that change to the NPTA community. 
CTI Paper USA Names Gerald Vail VP-Sales and National Accounts
Gerald Vail has been named VP-Sales and National Accounts at CTI Paper USA. He will hold an equity position in the growing North American supplier of premium digital and offset printing papers and envelopes.  Read more.   
WCP Solutions Presidential Announcement
Effective January 1, Ed Allen will be promoted to president of WCP Solutions.  Read more.   
Tim Wesley Acquires Economy
Paper Co.

A Henrietta-based janitorial supply distributor has purchased Economy Paper Co. Inc., officials announced. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition of Economy Paper closed on Sept. 1. The new company will be known as Economy Products & Solutions Inc. Read more
Clampitt Paper Hires New Houston Manager

Clampitt Paper announced in September of 2016 that Alan Dauphinais has joined Clampitt Paper of Houston as the new Vice President & General Manager. Read more
Event Recap
Paper School
A direct and compelling headline
This year, Paper School taught attendees the most important topics in paper, and provided each attendee with a strong foundation of knowledge to build on. Attendees were given an exclusive tour of the most advanced printing equipment in the world from Canon and HP. 

Paper School will return to Chicago, IL in September 2017. 
Connecting with the Design Community at Adobe MAX
Adobe MAX is the world's premier creativity conference. Adobe MAX is an awe-inspiring mashup of over 9,000 of the world's top creatives and the best-in-business experts who come together to learn, share, create, connect and play. Adobe MAX will take place November 2-4, 2016 in San Diego, CA. NPTA and the design community work hand-in-hand, making this a must-attend event to connect with those who are looking to better understand and utilize the paper industry.  Click here for more information. 

Paper + Packaging Board
The Paper and Packaging Board continues to demonstrate creativity in the paper and packaging world. In the October newsletter , P+PB highlighted their partnership with celebrity wedding planner, David Tutera. Tutera shared the message that paper does not only make a couple's big day unique, but it is also an enduring keepsake to treasure forever. David's videos have been well-received with over 2K likes, 273 comments 710 shares and have reached over 940K people.   Click here for more information about the Paper and Packaging Board and their How Life Unfolds campaign.
Save the Date: Paper 2017
Co-Hosted by the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and NPTA, Paper 2017 will provide executives from across the industry with timely sessions on emerging issues and unparalleled networking opportunities to enhance business partnerships and make new connections. Paper 2017 will be taking place March 26-28 in Chicago, IL. Click here fore more information.  

Plan to Attend the University of Innovative Distribution
Join us March 5-8, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN for the University of Innovative Distribution. Since 1994, the University of Innovative Distribution has been a renowned educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale-distribution industry. Known for worldwide excellence in education, UID is sponsored by leading distribution trade associations, in cooperation with the Innovative Distribution Program at Purdue University. Click here to learn more.   
Paper Foundation Scholarship Winners
NPTA is pleased to announce its 2016 Paper and Plastics Education Research (PAPER) Foundation scholarship recipients and recognize the generosity of the companies that made these scholarships possible.

The PAPER Foundation awarded 10 scholarships worth $2,000 each to student based on their academic achievements, who are enrolled in a four-year college in 2016 and whose parent or grandparent works at an NPTA member company. Click here to read more about the scholarship and the winners. 

Events Calendar
10/31/2016 - 11/01/2016

11/02/2016 - 11/04/2016

01/24/2017 - 01/26/2017
Paper Distribution Conference
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