Monadnock Paper Mills, the oldest continuously operating paper mill in the United States, has announced the appointment of Dr. Heather Starkey to the role of Research Scientist.
According to the company, Starkey will leverage her wide range of professional and academic expertise to work closely with the manufacturing and sales departments in developing the next generation of sustainable and durable materials for the printing and packaging industries.
“Dr. Starkey is an ideal choice to help drive Monadnock’s efforts in introducing highest-quality materials for our growing customer base,” said Rajan Iyer, Vice President of Research Development and Technical Service, Monadnock.
Starkey has worked at Georgia-Pacific, Chung Hwa Pulp Corporation, and most recently Ingredion, where she led cross-functional product teams developing new starch technologies for adhesive applications and barrier coatings. She earned bachelor of science degrees in Pulp and Paper Engineering and Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University, where she also earned her doctorate in Forest Biomaterials.
“I’m delighted to join my new colleagues and get to work crafting 21st century solutions that meet the high reputational standards of the marketplace – I’m up for this new and exciting adventure,” said Starkey.
Founded in 1819 and based in Bennington, NH, Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc., works with the world’s leading brands to craft and customize environmentally responsible performance papers for commercial printing, packaging and technical applications. “Monadnock is committed to responsible environmental stewardship and maintains that fiber-based alternatives to plastic can be cost-efficient, environmentally sensitive, and beautiful,” claimed the company in a statement.