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Welcome to our Young Professionals Division page. The division is comprised of college undergraduates, recent graduates and young professionals in the industry. The division provides a wide range of products, services and educational opportunities, as well as a means for experiencing different professional areas, resources for career advancement and the chance to network with peers and industry professionals. The Young Professionals Division promotes the future of our industry by recognizing the creativity of this young generation of driven and innovative minds as well as encouraging them to become more personally involved in the industry. 

Division Chair: Josh Reich, GreenGuard Engineered Coatings

Division Vice Chair: Sudip Neupane, WestRock

Division Secretary: Matias Gonzalez, EDT

Each year, the Young Professionals Division is proud to present awards to deserving Young Professionals. The award recognizes emerging leaders in the paper, packaging, and related industries. The winners are announced in the Summer/Fall issue of Paper360 Issue as well as throughout the year at TAPPI events, in various electronic publications and online and are also invited to attend their division specific TAPPI conference during their award year to receive recognition and receive one free year of TAPPI membership. For more information on this award and deadlines, please contact

The Technical Committees of the Young Professionals Division work together throughout the year to solve problems, develop technical papers, plan conference sessions, and more.

We are proud to provide TAPPI Connect as a centralized, online resource for our members, consultants and volunteers to network, share knowledge, problem solve and collaborate.


TAPPI’s Top Outstanding Young Professionals

The Top Outstanding Young Professionals Award recognizes emerging leaders in the paper, packaging, and related industries.

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Onboarding TAPPI Young Professional Membership for your New Employees

The Young Professionals Division also offers companies the opportunity to sponsor memberships. For just $35 per individual, your company can subsidize this initial year of membership.

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