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pulp and paper company executive

Peter Ellis Wrist, American pulp and paper company executive. Avocations: sailing, gardening. M C. Inducted into Paper Industry International Hall of Fame, 1998.

Background

Wrist, Peter Ellis was born on October 9, 1927 in Mirfield, England. Son of Owen and Evelyn (Ellis) Wrist. came to the United States, 1956.

Education

Bachelor, Cambridge University, England, 1948. Master of Arts, Cambridge University, England, 1952. Master of Science, London University, 1952.

Certified advanced management program, Harvard University, 1967. Doctor of Science (honorary), University British Columbia, Canada, 1993.

Career

Research physicist, British Paper & Board Industry Research Association, Kenley, England, 1949-1952; research physicist, Quebec North Shore Paper Company, Baie Comeau, Canada, 1952-1956; research physicist, Mead Corporation, Dayton, Ohio., 1956-1960; associate director research, Mead Corporation, Dayton, Ohio., 1960-1961; director research, Mead Corporation, Dayton, Ohio., 1961-1966; manager research and engineering, Mead Corporation, Dayton, Ohio., 1966-1968; vice president research and engineering, Mead Corporation, Dayton, Ohio., 1968-1972; vice president technical, Mead Corporation, Dayton, Ohio., 1972-1983; executive vice president, Pulp and Paper Research Institute Canada, Pointe Claire, Quebec, 1983-1986; president, chief Executive officer, Pulp and Paper Research Institute Canada, Pointe Claire, Quebec, 1986-1994; deputy Chairman of the Board, Pulp and Paper Research Institute Canada, Pointe Claire, Quebec, 1994-1995; retired,, 1994. Chairman prize selection committee Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, Sweden, 1991-1998;chairman National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, 1972-1975. Past member, chairman research advising committee Institute Paper Chemistry, 1971-1983.

Achievements

  • Avocations: sailing, gardening. M C.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow Technology Association Pulp and Paper Industry (board directors 1971-1974, vice president 1975-1977, president 1977-1979, Engineering award 1969, Gold medal 1983). Member Pulp and Paper Technology Association Canada (Howard Smith award 1954, Weldon Gold medal 1956, John Son of Bates Memorial Gold medal 1997), New York Academy of Sciences.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening.

Connections

Married Mirabelle Harley, September 3, 1955. Children: Denise Wrist Parson, Philip, Lydia Wrist Schweizer, Richard. Married Kathryn Idelson.

father:
Owen Wrist

mother:
Evelyn (Ellis) Wrist

spouse:
Mirabelle Harley

spouse:
Kathryn Idelson.

child:
Philip Wrist

child:
Lydia Wrist Schweizer Wrist

child:
Richard Wrist

child:
Denise Wrist Parson Wrist