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Jun 7, 2001 12:00 AM

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PapiNet NA, the new group coordinating the involvement of North American pulp, paper and paperboard producers and customers in the PapiNet e-business standard, announced the selection of chairs following its first steering committee meeting.

Dan O’Brien, senior vice president, paper operation, Quebecor World was elected chairman. John Balboni, vice president of E-business, International Paper Co., was elected vice chairman.

PapiNet NA is a joint effort of the American Forest & Paper Assn. (Washington, DC) and the Graphic Communications Assn. (Alexandria, VA). Membership is open to North American manufacturers of paper and wood products, distributors, converters, printers, publishers, cataloguers and other customers/suppliers to the industry. The development of the PapiNet standard is a joint effort between PapiNet NA and The European Paper Constortium.

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