TAPPI Honors ABB Staff for Exceptional Achievement

Shin-Chin Chen, Åke Hellström and Keith Masters are recognized during PAPERCON 2011

Dundalk, Ireland, June 9th 2011— Three ABB staff members, Shin-Chin Chen, Åke Hellström and Keith Masters, were recently honored by TAPPI, one of the industry’s leading associations, for their outstanding achievements and service.

Chen, a corporate executive engineer with ABB’s Pulp and Paper Division in Westerville, Ohio, USA, was named a TAPPI Fellow for 2011. TAPPI Fellows are an elite group who have each made extraordinary contributions to the industry.

Chen, who has worked for ABB since 1984 and has a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in systems engineering, holds 10 patents and has published more than 40 technical papers. His recent paper on “VAP and new indices for quantifying sheet quality and trouble shooting” won the 2009 Jasper Mardon Award.

Hellström won TAPPI’s Process Control Division Technical Award. He retired from ABB in 2009 as a chief engineer with the company’s Pulp and Paper Division in Columbus, Ohio, USA,

During his four decades with ABB, Hellström played a key role in developing the scanner and sensor technology that is still widely used today. He worked as the chief engineer on ABB’s Measurement Platform, launched in 1986. Hellström holds 13 U.S. and many international patents.

Masters, a business manager with ABB’s Pulp and Paper Division in San Antonio, Texas, USA, was awarded TAPPI’s Division’s Leadership and Service Award.

Masters, who has over 30 years of leadership in the pulp and paper industry, worked at Honeywell, Bailey, and Measurex before joining ABB in 2006. He has worked on project, product and quality management, and chaired PAPERCON panels on process control.

Chen, Hellström and Masters were recognized during the PAPERCON 2011 conference held May 1 – 4, 2011, in Covington, KY, USA.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 124,000 people.

For more information please contact:
Eamon Devlin
Global Marketing & Communications Manager
Mobile: +353 876891109
email: eamon.devlin@ie.abb.com

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