JK Papers Unit Chief P K Suri bestowed with best Global Mills Manager award


Report by Badal Tah; Rayagada, December 7: Yet another feather has been added to the cap of JK Paper Mills Ltd, Rayagada. Its Executive Vice President (Works) Sri Pawan kumar Suri is bestowed with Mill Manager of the year-2017 by Pulp & Paper International(PPI), Belgium. This was announced on 29th November’ 2017 at Brussels, Belgium, PPI 2017 Award Winners ceremony.

Suri began his career in Pulp and Paper with JK Paper Mills in 1978. He has vast experience in Pulping section, Paper making, Control and Technical Services, Water Clarification, De-Mineralization, ETP, Water Reclamation Plants & Quality. He was majorly responsible for product diversification of all the five paper machines including Coating Plant. He is a member of Indian Pulp & Paper Technical Association. Mr.Suri widely travelled abroad for technology up-gradation and Mill Development. He has attended many seminars at national and international forums.

This is the only Global award that is dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the Pulp and Paper sector. This Award was hosted by RISI, a forest based magazine in Belgium and announced in Ninth Annual function of PPI Awards 2017.

According to the host, this Mill Manager Award is presented to Mr.Suri, who is an outstanding individual in the Pulp and Paper business, the often overlooked Mill Manager. The winner is a top performer who has combined the intricate balance of operating the industry in a productive, efficient and effective way- all the while taking into account stringent environmental & safety factors and financial performance.

Out of only five finalists all over the world, Suri conquered through a stringent selection process. Interestingly enough, this is the first time, since inception of this award an Indian Paper industry unit head was awarded as Mill Manager of the Year. Denizen of Rayagada and members of Rayagada Nagarika Mancha have congratulated Suri for his diligence and commitment for excellence in paper industry with social responsibility & for bringing laurels to a mill situated in Rayagada.