David Turpin David Turpin is the President & Executive Director of the Alliance for Pulp & Paper Technology Innovation. He has held this role since 2014. He worked for Mead and MeadWestvaco for 26 years with various roles in Corporate Engineering, Manufacturing, Information Technology and Research & Development. Prior to joining Mead, he worked for Olin, Ecusta Paper and Glatfelter. He is a graduate of North Carolina State.