Pauli Kolsi

Pauli Kolsi

--Papermachine Superintendent

Chicago, Illinois (Greater Chicago Area)
Paper & Forest Products

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Pauli Kolsi's Overview

  • Papermachine Superintendent at FutureMarkPaper co
  • Paper Machine Operation Specialist / Training Supervisor at Madison Paper Company
  • Start Up Specialist and Trainer at Myllykoski

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Pauli Kolsi's Summary

Experienced and dedicated paper manufacturing professional with diverse industry knowledge in papermaking operations, management and training. Provides objective analysis, cost saving and innovative solutions to a wide range of paper manufacturing operations including hands-on papermaking processes, paper mill operations, trouble shooting, starting up operations after rebuilds and training.

Areas of Expertise

Over 40 years experience in papermaking processes.
Analytical thinker with diagnostic skills for finding bottlenecks and pinpointing problems in the process.
Excelent problem solving skills based in Operational Excellence.
Over 15 years of experience in training employees for new technologies.
Up to date with the latest and emerging technologies in the industry. Most recent experiences in new technology are from making LWC and special grades with recycled fiber as a main source in online PM concepts. Wet end and dryer sections are from Beloit/Metso. Coater, supercalender and reel are from Voith. Knows very well latest technologies from Valmet/Metso Opticoncepts and Voith Speedcoater, Janus and Sirius.
Highly experienced in the technology of making SC-A papers.
Team builder with the ability to quickly establish good rapport and confidence with plant personnel.
Languages: English, Finnish and Swedish.

Pauli Kolsi's Experience

Papermachine Superintendent

FutureMarkPaper co

November 2009Present (4 years 11 months) Alsip, IL

Responsible for the safe production of 160,000 TPY of machine coated and calendared No: 3, 4, 5, book, label, digital and special grades. This included all aspects of machine operations: Reporting, coater roll calibration, cost containment, crew and team development and operational improvements.
New grades: No: 3 coated, light and heavy weight coated / uncoated book grades, labels and digital paper.

Cost optimizing: Increased coater rolls lifetime on machine from 90 days to 150 days. Optimized rod diameters, which increased rods life, and improved paper quality and lowered gas and steam costs.

Runnability: Solved runnability problems and breaks in paper machine. Coordinated actions to improve dewatering in wet end for speed increase with heavy basis weight grades. Yearly average speed increased from 2650 fpm in 2009 to 2700 fpm in 2013. Also reduced the number of average breaks/day from 4.2 breaks/ day to 2.8 breaks/day during the same time period.

Production: production increased from 400 ton/day to 419 ton/day

Paper Machine Operation Specialist / Training Supervisor

Madison Paper Company

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; IP; Paper & Forest Products industry

20022009 (7 years) Alsip, IL

Paper Machine Operation Specialist Jan 2007 – Nov 2009
Responsible for stock prep, dryers, coater and calendar runnabilities. Solved paper machine and coater rolls calibration problems. Trained operational personnel.

Training Supervisor Oct 2002 – Dec 2006
Trained employees in machine operations after rebuild. Covered shift supervisor’s vacations and troubleshot runnability problems with the paper machine. Prepared training and qualification procedures for paper machine, which included how to change wires, felts and ropes safely.

Start Up Specialist Jan 2002 – Oct 2002
Responsible for mill start up safely and productively after rebuild. Optimized the quality after start up. Worked with Voith people and mill operators in implementing the new equipment. (Voith speed coater, Janus calendar and Sirius reel; Metso DCS process control and head box CD basis weight control).

Start Up Specialist and Trainer


Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Paper & Forest Products industry

March 2001June 2001 (4 months) Madison, Maine

Helped a mill to start up their paper machine safely and productively after rebuild. Optimized the quality after start up. Trained mill operators in how to use all new equipment. Metso DCS process control, SpeedFormer with dilution head box, SymPress II with shoe press and DCS process control system.

Pauli Kolsi's Skills & Expertise

  1. Continuous Improvement
  2. Papermaking
  3. Troubleshooting
  4. Paper Industry
  5. Process Engineering
  6. Manufacturing
  7. Process Control
  8. Process Improvement
  9. Operations Management
  10. Pulp
  11. Maintenance Management
  12. Training
  13. Lean Manufacturing
  14. Root Cause Analysis
  15. Coatings
  16. 5S
  17. Start-ups
  18. Process Optimization
  19. Operational Excellence
  20. DCS

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