Conference Speakers

Jyrki Ovaska Phil Riebel

Two Sides North America

Phil is President of Two Sides North America; an industry-funded and educational non-profit that promotes the sustainability of print and paper. Two Sides operates globally in 5 continents and several countries with over 1,000 members spanning the entire graphic communications industry. Phil has over 30 years of international experience acquired in senior management positions in industry and consulting, and has participated in numerous environmental projects related to the forest products sector. Prior to starting up Two Sides in North America in 2011, Phil was Vice-President, Corporate Environmental Affairs for UPM-Kymmene where he was responsible for developing the global environmental strategy and coordinating a team of professional staff working in sustainable forestry and sourcing, environmental performance of production units, market environmental support and overall environmental services. Phil has published extensively on sustainability and environmental topics related to paper and forest products. He received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He also owns and manages 200 acres of forestland for economic and recreational benefits.