Augustine named 2017 Tappi Fellow

Peter R. Augustine, President, Fabio Perini North America was named a 2017 TAPPI Fellow.

TAPPI, a leading association for the global pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and converting industries honored Augustine with the title in Minneapolis, Minn., during PaperCon. The Fellow designation is given to less than three percent of the association’s membership based upon significant technical or service contributions to the industry and/or TAPPI.


Augustine joined Fabio Perini S.p.A. in 2011 as General Manager for North America and promoted to his current position as President in 2013. He oversees the entire operation for Fabio Perini in North America, including strategic planning, sales and production. Augustine holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Purdue. He also served as a Captain in the United States Army.


During his tenure with Fabio Perini, the company has introduced several technological innovations for the tissue converting industry. These include ConstellationTM and its Weareable remote service product. ConstellationTM changed the tissue converting industry by providing control, quality and production efficiencies previously unavailable in the industry while Weareable offers unsurpassed ability to provide technical service even when on-site service is not available.


“Pete was brought to my attention a few years ago as a strong leader, futuristic thinker and a man of integrity,” said Larry Montague, TAPPI CEO & President. “He has certainly lived up to these descriptions. Our goal was to expand our reach into the tissue arena and eventually have a tissue division. His commitment to developing a strong global strategy for the tissue industry is evident. The name Pete Augustine and Fabio Perini has brought instant validity to the world that shows TAPPI and Fabio Perini are dedicated to tissue.”


Augustine currently serves on the TAPPI Board of Directors as its Vice Chair in addition to his duties as President of Fabio Perini North America.