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1 University Of Washington Chemical Engineering Leadership Series A Midcareer Perspective: J. Graham Bailey Paper-machine Manager – Newsprint Class of 1985

2 Graham Bailey Chemical Engineering – Past, Present and Future Perspective AGENDA l Why do I love my job? (3-5) l Leadership Philosophy (6) l Who is Weyerhaeuser Company? (7) l What do we do at work? (8-17) l Professional Experience (18-19) l Key Learning (20-21) l Key Decisions (22) l Future Chemical Engineers (23-28) UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series 2

3 Graham Bailey Reasons I love my job! l Very ethical company who cares for employees l Ability to help others be successful l Ability to contribute to solving diverse problems l Relationships l Team work is fun l World class results l Japanese Culture l Community Minded l Competitive benefits 3 UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series

4 Graham Bailey Key Learning at UW l Chemical Engineering is a great program, making it through is a significant accomplishment l Technical problem solving with a team is rewarding l Mass balances, unit operations, reactor design, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, surface / colloids, …….. gave me specialized skills and a great foundation to solve problems in industry l Relationships, advisors and mentors are very helpful UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series 4

5 Graham Bailey Key Learning’s at UW - Continued l Visualize the microscopic and macroscopic, it will help you solve problems l Where you draw your box is very important l There are times you will need to work really hard and make personal sacrifices to get the job done l Time flies so have fun along the way UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series 5

6 Graham Bailey Passionate Leadership Philosophy l Teamwork with support makes good things happen! l Safety: Many things are outside our control however all injuries are preventable by: – Controlled work pace – Appropriate risk assessment including mitigation l Ethics: Learn the rules and play by them Know and meet all legal requirements – Environment, safety, employee relations, diversity Keep suppliers and competitors at arms length UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series 6

7 Graham Bailey Who is Weyerhaeuser? FOREST PRODUCTS LEADER FOUNDED: REVENUES:$6.6 Billion FORTUNE 500 RANK:147 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES:15,000 in 10 countries TECHNOLOGY STAFF:300 scientists / engineers FORESTLAND OWNED OR MANAGED:21.6 million acres HOME OFFICES:Federal Way, WA SALES AND SUPPORT:Worldwide UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series

8 Graham Bailey 8 l 2100 TPD Newsprint and high bright paper grade mill -- largest in North America l 2100 TPD Newsprint and high bright paper grade mill -- largest in North America l Joint Venture 50/50 ownership:Weyerhaeuser (USA) Nippon Paper (Japan) l 750,000 tons ($500MM Annual Sales) l 750,000 tons ($500MM Annual Sales) Where do we work? UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series

9 Graham Bailey 9 UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series

10 Graham Bailey NORPAC Overview Columbia River DIP Pulper Silos TMP #1&2PM #3PM Office Warehouse & Shipping North 10 インタースージス クリーン UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series

11 Graham Bailey 11 l 20% Japan – Yomiuri Shimbun – Asahi Shimbun – Magazine Publishers - Kodansha - Shueisha - Shogakukan l 6% Non-Japan Asia l 75% US l 75% US – Gannett – Dow Jones – Media News – Seattle Times – Book publishers – Commercial printers Our Customers (2011 Estimate) UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series

12 Graham Bailey My Peers - Mill Leadership Team Mill Manager Paper-machine Manager Pulp-mill Manager Warehouse Manager AssistantHR Manager Accounting Manager Engineering Manager UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series 12 Our People Our People l 399 Employees l Non-union workforce l Non-union workforce l 24 hour, 365 day operation l 24 hour, 365 day operation

13 Graham Bailey Our Team - Papermill Department (83 employees) Paper machine Manager A-Crew Leader 15 Operators B-Crew Leader 15 Operators C-Crew Leader 15 Operators D-Crew Leader 15 Operators Mech. Leader 10 Mechanics Elect. Leader 7 Electricians Process Manager Special Project Engineer Chemical Engineer Mechanical Engineer Quality Manager UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series 13

14 Graham Bailey 14 Our Facilities: l 3 Paper Machines: TRIMSPEED #1 PM: ” 4425 FPM #2 PM: ”4200 FPM #3 PM: ”4700 FPM (approximately 50 MPH) l Pulp Supply: l Pulp Supply: – TMP Mill tpd – Deink Mill tpd – Kraft (Weyerhaeuser Longview) 125 tpd UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series

15 Graham Bailey 15 1号マ シン 1 UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series

16 Graham Bailey 16 NORPAC - Facilities l Truck, rail, deep-water port shipping facilities all on plant site l Truck, rail, deep-water port shipping facilities all on plant site UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series

17 Graham Bailey 17 NORPAC UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series

18 Graham Bailey Professional Experience & Education - Weyerhaeuser (27 years) l Technical Intern, Kraft Pulp – Everett, WA(1984) l BS Chem. Engr. – University of Washington( ) l Production Supervisor, Pulp – Rothschild, WI( ) l Production Supervisor, Fine Paper – Rothschild, WI( ) l Production Supervisor (Start Up), Fine Paper – PA, SK( ) l Assistant Production Manager, Fine Paper – Prince Albert, SK( ) l Start Up Team - #3PM, NORPAC – Longview, WA( ) l Development Manager, NORPAC – Longview, WA( ) l Quality Manager, NORPAC – Longview, WA( ) l MBA – University of Washington( ) l Production Manager – NORPAC ( ) l NORPAC Paper-machine Manager – Longview, WA(2007 – 2011) l NORPAC Pulp mill Manager – Longview, WA UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series

19 Graham Bailey Skill Development Time Line UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series 19

20 Graham Bailey Key Career Learning Looking Back l Aspire to be great and develop the skills necessary l Have realistic career expectations and be patient, there are only so many promotions to go around l Develop and foster relationships l Maximize your opportunity to learn and grow l Develop a safety and ethics philosophy and stick to it UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series 20

21 Graham Bailey Key Career Learning Looking Back l Stress is being accountable for things that are out of your control l Experience and knowledge will allow you to influence what you thought was out of your control l Develop a stress management plan with your support group, include exercise l Listen, learn and sleep before you act UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series 21

22 Graham Bailey Decision points l What type of leader do you want to be? Technical problem solver Leader of people Profit and Loss Responsibility l Where do you want to live? l Family / Geography / Career - Balance? l Experience is not all created equal Five years experience in an ongoing operation verses one year on a start-up New technology Cross department UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series 22

23 Graham Bailey Future Chemical Engineering at Weyerhaeuser l Develop your own “Safety Philosophy” l Think with a “Global Perspective” l Manufacturing support and development l Selling Engineering ideas to non-technical world l Technology is the engine of prosperity, stay current: New process conception and development Innovative / creative high return projects l Ability and passion for business value - line of sight UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series 23

24 Graham Bailey Emerging Global Middle Class Drive Convenience Products l 4,300 diapers per sec in 2010 l 15,000 by 2015 Chemical Engineering Possibilities for the Future UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series Cellulose modifications

25 Graham Bailey The Next Profitable Uses For Forest Resources? l Forestry l Biomass logistics/ handling l Scale processing/ conversion WHAT DO WE BRING? Sustainable energy and materials that enhance our quality of life WHAT’S NEEDED? UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series

26 Graham Bailey Chemical Engineering Possibilities for the Future Catchlight Energy Value: Forest to Fuel: Leverages the strengths of natural resource leaders Weyerhaeuser Feedstocks at Scale Catchlight Energy Conversion Technology Chevron High Quality Fuel to Customers UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series

27 Graham Bailey Tips for finding the job you want: 1. Internships – do as many as you can 2. Network – LinkedIn 3. Use search firms that interview you – avoid resume farms 4. Key resume characteristics: Leave out the soft skills and objectives Include interests and hobbies 5. Study the career paths of others 6. Only apply for jobs you are qualified for – if more than 3 years experience is needed wait until you have it. UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series 27

28 Graham Bailey Interviewing tips: l Engineers historically ask close ended questions – answer assuming it was an open ended question l Give examples: Situation, Task, Action, Results Point out what you learned, projects are often unsuccessful, tell what you would do different l Always ask questions l Be confident / assertive but not aggressive UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series 28

29 Graham Bailey Summary l Be Safe! l Be Ethical! l Develop your skills! l Balance career, family & fun wisely! l Love your job! UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series 29

30 Graham Bailey What Questions do you have? Thank you for the opportunity to speak today and thank you for your attention UW Chem. Engr. Leadership Series


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