Finishing Technologies, Inc.

Finishing Technologies, Inc.
1305 Orchard Ct
Neenah, WI  54956
(920) 312-8466
www.roisum.com
DrRoisum@aol.com
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About David R. Roisum, Ph.D.

David R. Roisum, Ph.D.
David R. Roisum, Ph.D.
Dr. Roisum is a well-known authority in the area of web handling and converting. He has authored nine books that include Winding, Rollers and Web-Handling with his most recent being the Web Machine Buying Guide. He has coauthored or edited several others. Additionally, he has written 200 articles, conference papers and other publications. He has also written hundreds of blog posts and made one hundred YouTube instructional clips. He has been a technical editor for Converting Magazine with a monthly column entitled Web Works since 1994. Dave has been honored by TAPPI with their Finishing & Converting Division Award, Thomas W. Busch Prize and Finest Faculty awards. He was elected TAPPI Fellow in 2003. He received AIMCAL’s President’s Award in 2012.

Dave received his BS in Mechanical Engineering and MS in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and his Ph.D. from the Web Handling Research Center where he later became an Industrial Advisory Board member.

Dave has worked for the Beloit Corporation as a designer of high-speed winding machinery and later as a manager of research and for the Web Handling Research Center and finally for Kimberly-Clark as an internal converting expert serving all business units. For the past twenty-five years he has been a principal of Finishing Technologies Inc., providing consulting services to more than 400 clients who convert or manufacture: paper, film, foil, nonwovens and many other materials. He has accumulated much practical experience working in nearly 1,000 plants over the course of more than three decades. Dave has shared his experience with nearly 5,000 students and is noted for his skill in translating highly technical information into easy-to-understand practical principles.