Board of Directors

 

INDA’s Board of Directors


Karen CastleKaren Castle, Vice President Sales, Suominen – Chair, INDA
Karen leads the Sales teams globally for Suominen’s Convenience business area including The Americas, Asia and the Global Key accounts.  Her areas of responsibility also includes certain aspects of the supply chain including planning and customer service for the North American facilities.

Suominen

Suominen manufacturers and supplies high quality nonwovens and our mix of capabilities is unique in the industry, as Suominen’s know-how extends from fibers and technologies to nonwovens and innovative packaging concepts. Suominen’s products are used in wiping, medical and hygiene products, and as consumer packaging for daily consumer goods.



Todd BassettTodd Bassett, Managing Director, Fi-Tech, Inc. – Vice Chair of Planning, INDA

Todd is Managing Director with Fi-Tech, Inc, a Manufacturer’s Rep Agency serving the Nonwovens and Synthetic Fibers Industries. Todd has been with Fi-Tech for 25 years and is currently the Vice Chair of Planning, INDA.

Fi-Tech Inc.
Fi-Tech sells machinery and process components to the Nonwovens Industry and serves the North American Market through offices in Richmond, VA and San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

 


Dietz_AlAlbert G. Dietz, III, Vice President, Global Innovation and R&D, Berry Plastics – Vice Chair of Finance, INDA
Al is the Vice President, Global Innovation and R&D for Berry Plastics. He joined the Executive Committee as Vice Chair of Finance in 2016.

Berry Plastics
Berry Plastics Group, Inc. is a leading provider of value-added plastic consumer packaging and engineered materials delivering high-quality customized solutions to our customers with annual net sales of $5.0 billion in fiscal 2014. With world headquarters in Evansville, Indiana, the Company’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BERY.


011_INDA-headshots-140313_5D3_1921Robert (Robb) Lovegrove, Senior Director, Strategic Marketing and Innovation, Milliken – Past Chair of INDA
As Senior Director, Strategic Marketing and Innovation, Robb is accountable for driving strategic direction, advancing commercialization of internal innovations, and defining growth options through mergers, acquisitions, alliances, or ventures. Prior to joining Milliken, Robb spent 10 years at Eastman Chemical in market segment, divisional marketing, and corporate marketing & strategy roles.

Robb has been a member of INDA since 2003. Serving on the Board since 2007 and the Executive Committee since 2010.

Milliken
Multi-national industrial conglomerate with principle interests in nonwovens, functional reinforcements, and specialty chemicals. Milliken’s specialty chemicals change functional properties of polypropylene and polyethylene, provide processing aids for nonwoven production, and add color to various consumer products.


Carl CucuzzaCarl Cucuzza, President and Managing Partner, Teknoweb NA LLC
Carl Cucuzza is President and Managing Partner for Teknoweb NA LLC, a manufacturer of wet wipes converting machines and provider of rebuilding, training, and specification services for hot melt adhesive application equipment.  He has worked in the area of machinery and related services for nonwovens disposables production for more than 30 years.

Carl is a long-time INDA member and has served on various committees, including the IDEA trade show committee and the Hygienix conference committee.  He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2015.

Teknoweb NA LLC
Teknoweb is a member of the IMA group of companies, and is an Italian-based designer and manufacturer of converting machines for wet and dry wipes and similar products.


Michael FaganMichael Fagan, Senior Vice President, Personal Care, Domtar
Michael has been Senior Vice-President, Personal Care of Domtar since 2012 and was appointed President of the Division in February 2015.

Michael has management oversight and responsibility for Domtar’s Personal Care segment that involves the manufacturing, sale and distribution of infant care and adult incontinence care products.

Prior to joining Domtar, Michael held the positions of President and CEO of Attends Healthcare, Inc. since 2006 and Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing since 1999. Prior to joining Attends, Michael held a variety of sales development roles with Procter & Gamble, the previous owners of the Attends line of products and the creators of the category.

Michael graduated from Ursinus College in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science.

Domtar Personal Care
Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products, including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers, and absorbent hygiene products. The foundation of our business is a network of world-class wood fiber-converting assets that produce paper grade, fluff and specialty pulp. The majority of our pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer and manufacturer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice®, EarthChoice® and Xerox® Paper and Specialty Media. Domtar is also a marketer and producer of a broad line of absorbent hygiene products marketed primarily under the Attends®, IncoPack® and Indasec® brand names. In 2014, Domtar had sales of $5.6 billion from some 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,800 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com


Michael Flaherty

Michael Flaherty, President and Owner, Rando Machine Corporation
Mike Flaherty is the President and Owner of Rando Machine Corporation. Mike joined Rando approximately 12 years ago as the company’s COO and shortly thereafter he took over as president. Under Mike’s leadership, the company made major advances in machine design and technology which significantly enhanced web formation performance metrics. Mike purchased the company from the previous owner of 44 years on January 1, 2013.

Rando Machine Corporation
Rando Machines Corporation is a privately held company based in Macedon, NY just outside of Rochester. The company manufacturers both web formation and fiber preparation machines and has a rich, 64 year history as one of the pioneers in Airlaid Technology.


RodneyDChippMemorialAward_Haynes_PhotoBryan Haynes, Ph.D., Director, Global Enterprise – Global Nonwovens Research & Engineering, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Dr. Haynes received his B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering and Ph.D.in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. During his graduate studies Dr. Haynes specialized in the aerodynamics and polymer processing of the meltblowing process which was funded by Exxon Chemical Company.

He taught full time in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering prior to joining Kimberly-Clark Corporation as a Research Scientist in 1992. While working at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Dr. Haynes has held various positions in research and engineering including an assignment at the Lexington Mill in North Carolina serving as the Technical Team Manager. Dr. Haynes has published several papers and has obtained 43 U.S. Patents and 13 Trade Secrets during his Kimberly-Clark career.

He currently holds the position of Director of Research and Engineering in Global Nonwovens at Kimberly-Clark. His team is responsible for the front end innovation portfolio and prototyping capabilities including the pilot facilities supporting Kimberly-Clark’s various businesses. Dr. Haynes has received several awards including the Kimberly-Clark Technical Excellence Award and the 2012 Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award from the Society of Women Engineers. He is also an Adjunct Professor at The University of Tennessee in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering.

He serves on the External Advisory Board for the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and on the Board of Directors as Secretary for Georgia FIRST which is a non-profit organization that supports STEM programs in Georgia, including FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics, Lego League, etc.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation
With more than 144 years of innovation, Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world’s population trust K-C’s brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, HUGGIES, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in 80 countries.


Henry JohnsonHenry Johnson, Vice President, AstenJohnson
Vice President, Advance Fabrics division since 2012. Henry, division leader,  has held various sales, marketing, technical, and manufacturing leadership positions in Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, and the United States. Since 1999, as a Director, Henry continues serve three organizations.

AstenJohnson
Founded in 1790 AstenJohnson is a private company and a premier supplier of specialty fabrics/spin belts, needlepunch solutions, filaments, and equipment. AstenJohnson has customers in: nonwovens, pulp/paper, filtration, aerospace, automotive, home furnishings, and healthcare. Divisions serving the nonwovens industry include AstenJohnson, Advanced Fabrics and Eagle Nonwovens.


John McNabb Aug 2014John McNabb, General Manager, North America, Freudenberg Performance Materials
John, General Manager North America has worked for Freudenberg for 23 years in various roles including operations, sales, and engineering.

Freudenberg Performance Materials
Freudenberg Performance Materials is a leading global supplier of innovative solutions for a broad range of markets and applications such as Automotive Interiors, Apparel, Building Materials, Hygiene, Medical, Shoe Components and Specialties. The company has longstanding experience in the development and manufacture of technical textiles and their use in applications such as automotive headliners, lithium-ion batteries, construction materials, building interiors, solutions for traditional and advanced wound care, hygiene and footwear as well as solutions for the furniture and apparel industries. Freudenberg Performance Materials operates a global sales network and manufactures at 20 locations worldwide. The nonwovens specialist has enjoyed very close cooperation with Japan Vilene Company Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, the Japanese market leader in nonwovens, for many decades.


John Mulcahy_7961 compressedJohn Mulcahy, Vice President – Sustainability, North American Consumer Products, Georga-Pacific Consumer Products, LP
John Mulcahy is Vice President of Sustainability for Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products, LP, where he is responsible for the sustainability and corporate social responsibility programs for our Consumer, Professional, and Nonwovens businesses.  John works to develop collaborative relationships with our customers, helping them to achieve their sustainability objectives by developing insights, building cost and value advantages into our products, and providing assurance that GP is a responsible and ethical supplier.

John serves in a leadership capacity for several industry associations, including the Foodservice Packaging Institute, the National Restaurant Association’s Conserve Sustainability Advisory Council, and The Sustainability Consortium.

Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products, LP
We are one of the world’s leading makers of tissue, including paper towels, bath tissue, napkins and facial tissue. We sell both branded and private-label products in retail and commercial markets in North America. In addition, our Dixie brand of disposable cups, plates, and cutlery is one of the most recognized brands in North America.  The Georgia-Pacific Nonwovens group provides a wide range of products to customers worldwide through manufacturing locations in North America at Green Bay, Wis., and Gaston (Mt. Holly), N.C., as well as in Europe at Steinfurt, Germany.


Bill NormanWilliam (Bill) Norman, Vice President and General Manager, North America, Clopay Plastic Products Company
Bill Norman is Vice President and General Manager of North America for Clopay Plastic Products Company Inc.  He is responsible for the profit and loss of all products shipped from Clopay’s North American facilities.  He has held numerous positions in sales and commercial management since joining the company in January 1998.

Previous to his tenure at Clopay, Bill spent 20 years in the petrochemical industry as an employee of Equistar Chemical.

Clopay Plastic Products Company
Clopay is a division of Griffon Corporation.  It is a manufacturer of printed films and laminates for the personal care, medical, and construction industries.  Clopay has international facilities located in the U.S., Germany, Brazil, Turkey, and China.


Uwe_PeregiUwe Peregi, Executive Vice President & General Manager – Ultrasonic Welding Technology – North America, Herrmann Ultrasonics
Uwe Peregi is the Executive VP & General Manager for Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc. in Bartlett, IL, a position he has held since 2006. Born in Switzerland, he holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Prior to joining Herrmann Ultrasonics, Uwe worked globally at various positions in the semiconductor industry. He is also a member of the Board of Directors at the German American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago and a member of the Global Marketing Committee for PMMI.

Herrmann Ultrasonics
Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc. NONWOVENS division offers patented solutions for manufacturing of diapers, incontinent, wound care, face masks, lamination/embossing of wide web and cutting of textiles. Our modern facility in Chicago allows advanced feasibility tests and small production runs up to 600m/minute. We are the recognized global technology leader and a manufacturer of ultrasonic welding systems, generators and sonotrodes.


Wolfgang PlasserWolfgang Plasser, VP Global Sales, Lenzing Group
Wolfgang Plasser is VP Global Sales of the Lenzing Group. He has been with Lenzing since July 1991. In prior positions he managed the Plastics and the Nonwovens Business of Lenzing Group.

Wolfgang is running the Nonwovens Business of Lenzing Group since 2009. Within that period Lenzing team was part of several initiatives and committees mainly in the field of biodegradable raw materials, sustainability topics and LCA measures. He joined INDA’s Board of Directors in 2014.

Lenzing AG
Lenzing is the market leader in cellulose fibers and the only company providing all 3 generations of cellulose fibers: Viscose, Modal and Tencel. Lenzing AG is listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. Headquarters are in Lenzing, Austria.


J. PocciaJohn Poccia, III, Research Associate Director, Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc.
John has work with JNJ for 34 years in various roles from polymer research to many different technology and product development positions across the different JNJ consumer businesses.   John currently has dual role in External Innovation & Alliances and Global Platform Research Fiber & Nonwovens where is responsible to bring in new technology and innovations for use in JNJ’s product lines including  baby and adult wipes, hygiene products, and wound management products.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson is a multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer founded in 1886.


L Rieth #2Lee Rieth, Director of R&D, ITW Pro Brands
Lee Rieth is Director of R&D for ITW Pro Brands and a member of its Division Leadership Team.  He has been with ITW since February 2014.  Previously he worked at Segetis, Inc. and Milliken & Company.  Dr. Rieth earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Cornell University and is the owner of seven US patents.

ITW Pro Brands
ITW Pro Brands is the leading manufacturer and marketer of professional-grade specialty chemicals for industrial MRO, institutional cleaning, and food service sanitation.  The brand portfolio includes SCRUBS® pre-moistened wipes, Sertun Rechargeable Sanitizer Indicator Towels, and Atlantic Mills® disposable foodservice wipers, among several others.  ITW Pro Brands is headquartered in Olathe, Kansas.


Jeff Shope PicJeffrey Shope, Vice President – Hygienics – North America and Tissue – Global, Henkel Corporation
Jeff is the Vice President for Henkel Hygienic markets in North America, and Tissue Products on a global basis. He is also a member of the global Industrial Adhesives Executive Committee. Jeff has worked at Henkel for 30 years, holding various positions including sales, sales management, marketing, business development, and business unit leadership on both a regional and global basis.

Henkel Corporation (Hygienics is our term for Nonwovens/Diapers and Tissue Products)
Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care, and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf, and Loctite. Henkel employs about 47,000 people worldwide.


James VogtJames Vogt, Global Director of Sales & Marketing – Industrial/Specialty Nonwovens, Hollingsworth & Vose Company
Jim Vogt is H&V’s Global Director of Sales & Marketing for industrial nonwoven products.  He has more than 30 years’ experience in the industrial nonwovens industry having held leadership positions with H&V for the past 16 years.  Jim oversees the H&V’s specially apparel products, home furnishings, advanced fiber nonwovens, and engineered composite business (friction and sealing materials).  Prior to joining H&V Jim managed nonwoven and fiber based businesses at Freudenberg, Kendall/International Paper, and Claremont Flock Corporation.

Hollingsworth & Vose Company
Hollingsworth & Vose is a seventh generation family-run company and a global leader in the supply of advanced materials for filtration, battery separator and industrial applications. The company operates manufacturing sites and research centers in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and India and is headquartered in Massachusetts, USA.  For more information, visit www.hollingsworth-vose.com.


Jon WoodsJon Woods, General Manager, Microfibers, Eastman
Jon Woods is General Manager, Microfibers at Eastman where he is responsible for leading business development of nonwoven applications within the platform.

Eastman
Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability.  In 2013, the company launched the revolutionary Eastman CyphrexTM Microfibers for the non-wovens industry.


INDA’s Executive Committee

Karen CastleKaren Castle, Vice President Sales, Suominen – Chair, INDA
Karen leads the Sales teams globally for Suominen’s Convenience business area including The Americas, Asia and the Global Key accounts.  Her areas of responsibility also includes certain aspects of the supply chain including planning and customer service for the North American facilities.

Suominen

Suominen manufacturers and supplies high quality nonwovens and our mix of capabilities is unique in the industry, as Suominen’s know-how extends from fibers and technologies to nonwovens and innovative packaging concepts. Suominen’s products are used in wiping, medical and hygiene products, and as consumer packaging for daily consumer goods.


Todd BassettTodd Bassett, Managing Director, Fi-Tech, Inc. – Vice Chair of Planning, INDA
Todd is Managing Director with Fi-Tech, Inc, a Manufacturer’s Rep Agency serving the Nonwovens and Synthetic Fibers Industries. Todd has been with Fi-Tech for 25 years and is currently the Vice Chair of Planning, INDA.

Fi-Tech Inc.
Fi-Tech sells machinery and process components to the Nonwovens Industry and serves the North American Market through offices in Richmond, VA and San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

 


Dietz_AlAlbert G. Dietz, III, Vice President, Global Innovation and R&D, Berry Plastics – Vice Chair of Finance, INDA
Al is the Vice President, Global Innovation and R&D for Berry Plastics. He joined the Executive Committee as Vice Chair of Finance in 2016.

Berry Plastics
Berry Plastics Group, Inc. is a leading provider of value-added plastic consumer packaging and engineered materials delivering high-quality customized solutions to our customers with annual net sales of $5.0 billion in fiscal 2014. With world headquarters in Evansville, Indiana, the Company’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BERY.


011_INDA-headshots-140313_5D3_1921Robert (Robb) Lovegrove, Senior Director, Strategic Marketing and Innovation, Milliken – Past Chair of INDA
As Senior Director, Strategic Marketing and Innovation, Robb is accountable for driving strategic direction, advancing commercialization of internal innovations, and defining growth options through mergers, acquisitions, alliances, or ventures. Prior to joining Milliken, Robb spent 10 years at Eastman Chemical in market segment, divisional marketing, and corporate marketing & strategy roles.

Robb has been a member of INDA since 2003. Serving on the Board since 2007 and the Executive Committee since 2010.

Milliken
Multi-national industrial conglomerate with principle interests in nonwovens, functional reinforcements, and specialty chemicals. Milliken’s specialty chemicals change functional properties of polypropylene and polyethylene, provide processing aids for nonwoven production, and add color to various consumer products.


Tom Daugherty PhotoTom Daugherty Associate Director of Corporate R&D, The Procter & Gamble Company – Executive Committee Appointee
Tom Daugherty is Associate Director of Corporate R&D for The Procter & Gamble Company with responsibility for developing a range of upstream materials including Nonwovens.  He has been with P&G for 33 years.  He has served on the INDA Board of Directors since 2007 and Executive Committee since 2010. Also, he has served on the NCSU Nonwovens Institute Executive Committee and has Chaired the Scientific Advisory Board since 2010.

Procter & Gamble
P&G provides branded products and services of superior quality and value that improves the lives of the world’s consumers, now and for generations to come.  As a result, consumers reward us with leadership sales, profit and value creation, allowing our people, our shareholders and the communities in which we live and work to prosper.


Walt Jones PhotoWalt Jones, Co-CEO and President, Precision Fabrics Group – Executive Committee Appointee)
Walt Jones is Co-CEO and President of Precision Fabrics Group, where he focuses the majority of his time managing the Nonwoven Business Division. Walt has been with Precision since 1988, when the management team along with the support of outside investors purchased the business from Burlington Industries.

Precision Fabrics Group
Precision is an engineered materials company, focused on highly technical, high quality woven and nonwoven fabrics and composites. Within the nonwovens industry, Precision designs and produces a diversified product line, sourcing a broad range of nonwovens, and adding value by utilizing finishing, coating and laminating technologies.


Pau Marold PhotoPaul Marold, President, Lydall Performance Materials – Executive Committee Appointee
Paul Marold is President of Lydall Performance Materials. He was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of Sontara®, a member of the Jacob Holm Group.  Prior to joining Sontara®, Paul held executive positions at CLARCOR, American Air Filter and Ahlstrom Oy, where he was Senior Vice President of Advanced Nonwovens.

Paul has been a member of INDA since 2001 and has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee including serving as Chairman of the Board from 2010 to 2012.

Lydall
Lydall, Inc. is a New York Stock Exchange listed company, headquartered in Manchester, Connecticut with global manufacturing operations producing specialty engineered products for the thermal/acoustical and filtration/separation markets.



Nick SantoleriNick Santoleri, VP of Operations, Rockline Industries (Executive Committee Appointee

Nick Santoleri is VP of Operations for Rockline Industries and a member of their Executive Leadership team with responsibility for Global manufacturing of folded Wet Wipes, Nonwovens sourcing, and Engineering.  He has been with Rockline since October 1999.  Prior to that he spent his career with Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

Rockline Industries
Rockline Industries is a Wisconsin based, family-owned company founded in 1976.  It is one of the world’s largest private-label manufacturers of wet wipes and coffee filters, employing over 2,200 people worldwide.


CK WongC. K. Wong, Chairman & CEO, U.S. Pacific Nonwovens Industry Ltd. – Executive Committee Appointee

U.S. Pacific Nonwovens Industry Ltd.
In addition to OEM, OBM and ODM for technology oriented nonwoven products, medical/industrial protective clothing, house-hold/consumer convenience products fabricated by computerized machineries for sewing, ultrasonic, converting, lamination, embossing, heat transfer etc. * Supply Environmental Friendly (compostable/bio-degradable) Nonwovens made of PLA * High Performance Engineered Fabrics * Nano Technology applied Fabrics.


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