Steve Shifman Elected to TAPPI Board

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Michelman CEO Steven J. Shifman Elected to TAPPI Board of Directors

CINCINNATI, OH (February 2, 2012) – TAPPI recently announced that Mr. Steven J. Shifman, President and CEO of Michelman, Inc., has been elected to serve on the 2012–2014 TAPPI Board of Directors. Mr. Shifman will begin his three-year term in March 2012. As a TAPPI Board member, Shifman’s duties will include determining policies and providing guidance on the overall affairs of the association.

Since joining Michelman in 1992, Mr. Shifman has held multiple corporate positions in Sales Management, Business Unit Management, Chief Financial Officer, and since 2003 has been President and CEO. He has an active community portfolio serving, or having served, on the boards of various civic, philanthropic and arts organizations, including the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and the Mayerson Jewish Community Center where he is currently the Board President.

About Michelman
Michelman is a global developer of water-based barrier and functional coatings for flexible film packaging, paperboard, and corrugated cartons; and water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers for numerous industries including wood and floor care, industrial coatings, inks, fibers, composites, and construction products. Michelman serves its multinational and regional customers with production facilities in the U.S., Europe and Singapore, and a worldwide network of highly trained field technical support personnel.

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