Meeting Archive:
Emergency Preparedness Webinar

Meeting Description:
Join PPSA for a preview to our Emergency Preparedness Panel as our panelists discuss recent recovery efforts from the 2018 Hurricane Season. 
Date: Thu, Jun 6, 2019
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Webinars
 Presenter Information
Matthew Kanneberg
 Director of Safety & Health: Mills, Recycling and Forestry, WestRock

Matt is currently the Director of Safety & Health for WestRock’s Mills, Recycling and Forestry divisions. Matt has had a 25+ year career within the pulp & paper industry. In addition, he has worked  in safety positions within construction, public and private sectors and in his early career was an active Emergency Medical Technician and Fire/Rescue Technician. He has held additional board  positions as Disaster Chairman for a chapter of the American Red Cross and Chairman of the Franklin Center for the Arts. He is a current member of TAPPI and PPSA organizations. Matt has received numerous awards to include a letter of appreciation from former Governor Sonny Perdue of Georgia & the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and RockTenn’s 2013 Culture Award.  Matt resides in Rincon, GA with his wife Karin and son Evan.  


George Kolesar

Safety Manager, Paper Division North America, Sonoco

George has 30 years of industrial safety experience.  George is current the Division Safety Manager for Sonoco’s North America Paper Mills.  He is a Certified Safety Professional and has a BS Degree in Safety from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  In addition to his current position at Sonoco, he has held safety management positions with Owens Corning, Daimler Chrysler, Goulds Pumps, and Rubbermaid.  He is currently a member of ASSE.  George resides in Western Pennsylvania with his wife Rhonda and their four children. 

Doug Stilwell

DOUGLAS F. STILWELL is an Environmental, Health and Safety Manager with International Paper, located in Memphis, TN.  Of interest to this group, Doug helped lead a cross-functional team in the re-assessment and updating of IP’s Emergency Planning and Response.  Since then, IP has had numerous occasions to broaden that learning with mills in the path of Hurricanes Harvey and Florence.       


IP is one of the world’s largest paper and packaging companies with mills in the US, Russia, Brazil, France, Poland, Spain, and Morocco,.  Doug has worked in the Forest Products Industry since 1977 beginning his career as a Timberlands Manager for Weyerhaeuser in Washington State.  His education includes a B.S. in Forest Management and a M.S. in Industrial Administration, both from Purdue University.