Beth Cormier is Vice President of Research, Development, and Sustainability for Sappi North America. She has over 35 years of industry experience across several disciplines, including product development, manufacturing, and marketing. Beth has a degree in engineering physics from the University of Maine, School of Engineering and an Executive MBA from Boston University. With her work at Sappi, Beth is focused on driving sustainability strategy and initiatives that help Sappi contribute more fully toward a circular economy. In addition, her research and development role includes management of new technology platforms not only for innovative new paper and packaging products but also for investigating opportunities to utilize cellulose in new markets.