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Georgia Institute of Technology

Professor of the Practice and Associate Director, 2014 - present


Various Roles, 1998 - 2014

Scott Paper Company

Various Roles, 1991 - 1998


Georgia Tech

Ph.D., Pulp and Paper Scienceate

The Institute of Paper Chemistry

M.S., Pulp and Paper Science

Western Michigan University

B.S., Paper Engineering



Paper & Forest Products

Luettgen has 25 plus years of industry experience, with Scott Paper and Kimberly-Clark Corp. He has held positions in innovation development, capital project management and manufacturing leadership. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Pulp & Paper at Western Michigan University (’85), a master’s degree at the Institute of Paper Chemistry, Appleton, WI (’87), and a Ph.D. at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology - now the Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Tech (’91). He was the most recent Chairman of the Board of the Technical Association of the Pulp & Paper Industry (TAPPI) having concluded seven years on the board and the last two as Chair. He rejoined Georgia Tech in November 2014 as the Associate Director of Pulp, Paper and Packaging at RBI. He also serves as the Director of the undergraduate Pulp and Paper Certificate Program and its Foundation.

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