Board of Directors

 

INDA’s Board of Directors


Karen CastleKaren Castle, Vice President Sales, Suominen – Chair, INDA

Ms. Castle 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

Mr. Bassett is Managing Director with Fi-Tech, Inc, a Manufacturer’s Rep Agency serving the nonwovens and synthetic fibers industries. He 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.

 


Paul MaroldPaul Marold, President, Lydall Performance Materials – Vice Chair of Finance, INDA

Mr. 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®, Mr. Marold held executive positions at CLARCOR, American Air Filter and Ahlstrom Oy, where he was Senior Vice President of Advanced Nonwovens.

He 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.


Robert LovegroveRobert (Robb) Lovegrove, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Milliken – Past Chair of INDA

As Senior Director, Strategic Marketing and Innovation, Mr. Lovegrove 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, he spent 10 years at Eastman Chemical in market segment, divisional marketing, and corporate marketing and strategy roles.

Mr. Lovegrove has been a member of INDA since 2003. He has served on the Board of Directors 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.


Christopher AstleyChristopher Astley, President-Advanced Airlaid Materials Business, Glatfelter

Mr. Astley is President-Advanced Airlaid Materials for Glatfelter, a $1.7 billion NYSE-listed global producer of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials.

Mr. Astley joined Glatfelter in August 2010 as Vice President of Corporate Strategy, and was later promoted to Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, in January 2014.

Before joining Glatfelter, he was an entrepreneur leading a privately held business from 2004 until 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Astley held positions with Accenture, a global management consulting firm, and The Coca-Cola Company.

Mr. Astley obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Richmond, and a Master of Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School, The University of North Carolina.

Glatfelter
Glatfelter is a global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, offering innovation, world-class service and over a century and a half of technical expertise. Headquartered in York, PA, the company serves customers in over 100 countries. U.S. operations include facilities in Pennsylvania and Ohio. International operations include facilities in Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Philippines, and sales and distribution offices in China and Russia. Glatfelter’s sales approximate $1.7 billion annually and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GLT.


Thomas BalkomThomas Balkom, Interim Sales Director North America Nonwovens, Johns Manville

Mr. Balkom is the Interim Sales Director North America Nonwovens, a global producer of specialty glass fiber nonwovens and polyester nonwovens. He joined Johns Manville in July 2001 as a Manufacturing Manager. Mr. Balkom has held various operational and sales positions with Johns Manville since joining in 2001 with a recent promotion to the Interim Sales Director North America Nonwovens position in April 2017.

Before joining Johns Manville, Mr. Balkom worked in the roofing industry from 1997 until 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Balkom was an officer in the United States Army. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida.

Johns Manville
Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of nearly $3 billion and holds leadership positions in many of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 43 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China.


Carl CucuzzaCarl Cucuzza, President and Managing Partner, Teknoweb NA LLC

Mr. 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.

Mr. Cucuzza 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.


Andreas DreherAndreas Dreher, Associate Director, Corporate R&D, The Procter & Gamble Co.

Mr. Dreher is an Associate Director of Corporate R&D responsible for the development of new nonwoven material platforms. He has extensive experience in the development of consumer products across P&G’s portfolio of brands. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Dreher served as a Section Head in Baby Care Process & Engineering, responsible for developing high speed diaper converting unit operations and processes.

The Procter & Gamble Co.
P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide.


Michael FaganMichael Fagan, Senior Vice President, Personal Care, Domtar

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

Mr. Fagan 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.


Bryan HaynesBryan 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 ExxonMobil 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

Mr. Johnson has been the Vice President, Advanced Fabrics Division, since 2012. As a division leader,  he has held various sales, marketing, technical, and manufacturing leadership positions in Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, and the United States.

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 McNabbJohn McNabb, General Manager, North America, Freudenberg Performance Materials

Mr. McNabb, 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 MulcahyJohn Mulcahy, Vice President – Sustainability, North American Consumer Products, Georga-Pacific Consumer Products, LP

Mr. 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 the Consumer, Professional, and Nonwovens businesses.  Mr. Mulcahy works to develop collaborative relationships with 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.

He 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.


William NormanWilliam (Bill) Norman, Vice President and General Manager, North America, Clopay Plastic Products Company

Mr. 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, Mr. Norman 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

Mr. Peregi is the Executive Vice President & General Manager for Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc. in Bartlett, IL, a position he has held since 2006. He holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Prior to joining Herrmann Ultrasonics, Mr. Peregi 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.


Tom PetersTom Peters, Director of Strategic Sourcing, Rockline Industries

Mr. Peters is the Director of Global Strategic Sourcing at Rockline Industries, a global private branded supplier of personal care and household wet wipe products. He has been with Rockline since 2001. Prior to that, he was the Director of Purchasing at Avery Dennison, held leadership roles at MeadWestvaco, Kendall Healthcare Products Company, and Peterson Shipbuilders, Inc. Mr. Peters has been a member of INDA since January 2002 and has participated in all IDEA exhibitions, VISION, and WOW conferences. Additionally, he participates in EDANA’s INDEX exhibitions and OUTLOOK conferences.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc.
Rockline is one of the largest global producers of consumer products specializing in wet wipes and coffee filters. It has a global footprint with domestic and international Manufacturing facilities and sales offices. Rockline’s passion is delivering customer solutions based on innovation, service and best value. We are a family owned company since 1976.


John PocciaJohn Poccia, III, Research Associate Director, Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc.

Mr. Poccia has work with Johnson & Johnson for 34 years in various roles from polymer research to many different technology and product development positions across the different consumer businesses.   He currently has a dual role in External Innovation & Alliances and Global Platform Research Fiber & Nonwovens where he is responsible to bring in new technology and innovations for use in Johnson & Johnson’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.


Jeff SlosmanJeff Slosman, President, National Wiper Alliance, Inc.

Mr. Slosman earned a B.S. degree in business from Wake Forest University in 1988 and joined the family business after graduating. In 1996, he ventured out on his own and started National Wiper Alliance. He was honored by the SBA as the ‘2015 North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year’. Currently, Mr. Slosman serves on the Board of Directors of the Asheville based MEA (Manufacturing Executive Association). Over the years, he has served on the Board of the Economic Development Commission for Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, NCSARDA (North Carolina Search and Rescue Dog Association), North Carolina March of Dimes, Pisgah division and SMART (Secondary Material and Recycled Textile Association).

National Wiper Alliance, Inc.
National Wiper Alliance, headquartered in Swannanoa, NC, specializes in private labeling and contract converting of nonwovens. In 2015, National Wiper Alliance received the following accolades: NC Chamber of Commerce ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ – Honorable Mention; Business NC Magazine – ‘NC Small Business of the Year’. In 2016, National Wiper Alliance was recognized by Wake Forest Family Business Center as the ‘NC Family Business of the Year’ in the large business category.


Scott TraceyScott Tracey, President – Health, Hygiene and Specialties Division, Berry Global Group, Inc.

Mr. Tracey was named President of Berry’s Health, Hygiene and Specialties Division effective November 2015, which combined the heritage global AVINTIV business with the Berry Plastics International and Health/Personal Care Flexible business.

He previously served in multiple BU President roles at AVINTIV including – North America Region & Global Wipes and Technical Specialty, Americas Region & Global Wipes and Technical Specialty, and EMEA Region.

Prior to the multiple President roles, he served as U.S. Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development. He joined AVINTIV in 2004 as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Branded.

Prior to joining AVINTIV, Mr. Tracey held multiple leadership positions at SOLO, Sweetheart Cup, Fonda Group and Anchor Packaging. He received a B.S. in Marketing from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from Georgia State University.

Berry Global Group, Inc.
Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of value-added plastic consumer packaging and engineered materials.


James VogtJames Vogt, Global Director of Sales & Marketing – Industrial/Specialty Nonwovens, Hollingsworth & Vose Company

Mr. 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.  Mr. Vogt 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, he 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.


INDA’s Executive Committee

Karen CastleKaren Castle, Vice President Sales, Suominen – Chair, INDA

Ms. Castle 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

Mr. Bassett is Managing Director with Fi-Tech, Inc, a Manufacturer’s Rep Agency serving the Nonwovens and Synthetic Fibers Industries. He 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.

 



paul-maroldPaul Marold, President, Lydall Performance Materials – Vice Chair of Finance, INDA

Mr. 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®, Mr. Marold held executive positions at CLARCOR, American Air Filter and Ahlstrom Oy, where he was Senior Vice President of Advanced Nonwovens.

He 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.


011_INDA-headshots-140313_5D3_1921Robert (Robb) Lovegrove, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Milliken – Past Chair of INDA

As Senior Director, Strategic Marketing and Innovation, Mr. Lovegrove 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, he spent 10 years at Eastman Chemical in market segment, divisional marketing, and corporate marketing & strategy roles.

Mr. Lovegrove 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.


Walt Jones PhotoWalt Jones, Co-CEO and President, Precision Fabrics Group – Executive Committee Appointee)

Mr. Jones is CEO of Precision Fabrics Group, where he focuses the majority of his time managing the Nonwoven Business Division. He 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.



Nick SantoleriNick Santoleri, Vice President – Global Operations, Rockline Industries – Executive Committee Appointee

Mr. Santoleri is Vice President – Global 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.