Benjamin Frank, PCA’s Senior Manager of Technical Operations and Resources, has been named the recipient of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry’s (TAPPI) Corrugated Division Technical Award and the Harry J. Bettendorf prize. The award is given in recognition of Frank’s outstanding contributions toward advancing the corrugated industry’s technology.
Frank received his bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Illinois before receiving his master’s in physics and master’s in colloids and polymers (chemical engineering) from Carnegie Mellon University. He simultaneously received his Ph.D. in physics. He began his career as a research scientist and has been Senior Manager at Packaging Corporation of America for the past fourteen years.
“Though our industry is over one hundred years old, many technical challenges remain that impact all of us. We can address and overcome these much more successfully with collaboration and open technical discussions,” Frank said.
Congratulations to Ben Frank for his outstanding contributions to PCA and the corrugated industry. He will be honored on October 20 at a special breakfast held by TAPPI in Louisville, Kentucky.