Marco L'Italien was a Pulp and Paper Scholarship Recipient and graduated from UMaine in 1986 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked for International Paper in Corinth, NY for three years, then began his 25-year career at Lincoln Paper and Tissue. There, he held positions of increasing management responsibility leading up to Vice President of Operations. Marco moved to International Grand Investment Corp (IGIC) in Woodland, Maine in 2015, and served as Vice President of East Coast Operations for six year, leading that mill through its conversion to tissue operations. In 2021 when Marco joined CleanFiber Cellulose Insulation, based in Buffalo, NY as Vice President of Engineering.
Throughout his career, Marco has supported the UMaine Pulp and Paper Foundation. He served on the Scholarship Committee for more than 20 years. Following that, he became a member of the Executive Committee in 2012, Chair of the Executive Committee in 2017, and Chair of the Board in 2019. We thank Marco for all he has done for the Foundation and are pleased to present him with the 2021 Honor Award.
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Chemical engineering, Pulp science, Paper manufacturing