Keith Meyer


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Keith Meyer studied Paper Science and Engineering at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry between 1975-1977 before coming to the University of Maine in 1979 to earn his Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering in 1982. Following graduation, he went to work as a Process Engineer for C-E Bauer in Springfield, Ohio. Following C-E Bauer's purchase of Sprout-Waldron in 1986, he was responsible for the merging product lines and rationalizing growth of the company's Mechanical Pulping systems in North & South America, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, and Korea.

In 1999, Keith joined Andritz progressing from Product Manager to Sales Manager, Sales Director, and finally Vice President of Andritz’s Pulp and Paper Products in North America. Keith retired from Andritz in 2021 as Senior Vice President for two of Andritz’s global-leading products with major operations in the U.S., Germany, and China. Following this move, Keith joined Buckman as an Account Manager in upstate New York, where he and his family have made their home since 1996.

Keith began volunteering with the University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation (UMPPF) in June 1990. He has chaired several committees and served as a member of the Board of Directors. He actively recruits prospective students and has directed many toward the summer Consider Engineering program, where he often speaks at our closing luncheon. In support of UMPPF students, Keith has been instrumental in coordinating the bi-annual TREE international experience, arranging visits to multiple Andritz and customer sites in Germany, Austria, and Sweden. He has also arranged for generous financial support from Andritz for the students during those trips.

Keith has been married more than 30 years to his wife, Betsy, and they have three children (and now grandchildren). We are grateful for the family’s continued volunteerism as well as financial support through the Lollo and Charles A. Meyer Scholarship Fund that they established in 2004.

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Chemical engineering, Pulp science, Paper manufacturing



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