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Roscoe C. “Ross” Masterman was born in Wilton, Maine, February 15, 1911, the third child of Eben E. and Grace (Chaney) Masterman. He graduated from the University of Maine with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1932.

Masterman’s industrial paper career began with International Paper Co. in 1933 at Livermore Falls, Maine. Beginning in 1956, he was promoted successively with IP’s Eastern Division to Assistant Division Manager and Division Manager for Engineering and Manufacturing. In 1966 he was promoted to Division General Manager. In July 1970, Masterman was appointed Vice President-Manufacturing for IP and in 1972 he was promoted once again to Executive Vice President of Canadian International Paper Company.

Masterman joined the Pulp and Paper Foundation in 1952. He served as Foundation President from 1970 to 1973 and as Chair, 1973-1975. His other professional activities included the chairmanship of both the TAPPI Fourdrinier Committee and the Paper and Board Manufacturing Division. Masterman died in San Antonio, Texas on November 27, 2005.

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Chemical engineering, Pulp science, Paper manufacturing



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