GAINESVILLE, FL: Paul Brown (BS ISE 1984) will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Florida. Brown recently delivered the Benton Lecture on campus where he received the ISE Alumni Leadership Award for his service to the profession. He had been an executive with International Paper (IP) until having to step down recently for health reasons.
Brown joined IP, the world’s largest paper and packaging company, with operations in 25 countries, in 1984, and has held various engineering, manufacturing, sales, supply chain, general management and vice president positions – in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Recently, he served as president of International Paper India, and executive chairman and CEO of Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills. Prior to these positions, Brown was president of International Paper Asia, in Shanghai. He also served as vice chairman of the IP-Sun Paper joint venture in Yanzhou, China and as chairman of the IP-Goldhawk joint venture in Beijing.
Brown will publicly receive the award at a later date.