Board of Directors

 

 

INDA’s 2014 Board of Directors

011_INDA-headshots-140313_5D3_1921Robert (Robb) Lovegrove (Chairman of INDA), Spartanburg, SC
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.


Karen Castle photo #2Karen Castle, Vice President Sales (Vice Chairperson Planning, INDA), Windsor Locks, CT
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 include certain aspects of the supply chain including planning and customer service for the North American facilities.

Karen has been a member of INDA since 1997 and has been involved in various WOW committees and The Flushability Communications group. She was elected to the Board in 2012 and later to the Executive Committee in 2014.

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.


RJA-LinkedIn2013Renita Jones Anderson, Director of Marketing (Vice Chairperson Finance, INDA), Roswell, GA
Renita Jones Anderson is Director of Marketing for IMERYS’ Carbonates North America division, where she is responsible for leading all strategic marketing and new business development efforts. Prior to joining IMERYS in 2008, Renita spent 12 years with Propex / Amoco Fabrics and Fibers Company in various product development, finance and commercial roles.

Renita was an active member of INDA in the 1990s and re-joined the association in 2008. She has served on the Board since 2013 and the Executive Committee since 2014.

IMERYS
IMERYS is the world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions and supplies engineered calcium carbonate functional additives to the nonwoven fabrics industry.


Todd Bassett 2010 photoTodd Bassett (Past INDA Chairman), Richmond, VA
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 also currently Chairman of 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.

 


Allen Bodford, Great Neck, NY
First Quality


Stephen BoydB. Stephen Boyd, President & CEO, South Lee, MA

Boyd Technologies
Boyd Technologies is an international supplier of advanced flexible materials and provides material sourcing, product realization, and precision converting of components and finished devices to the medical, electrical, and consumer markets. The Company’s core technologies and developments are in biopharmaceutical filtration, advanced wound care, and power storage and delivery products and applications.

 

 

 


922headshotDon Brown, Enka, NC
Don Brown is NAFTA Sales Manager for Bonar’s Interiors & Transportation market segments in the NAFTA region. As such, he is responsible for sales and business development of nonwoven fabrics in the automotive and flooring markets. He has been with Bonar and proceeding owners of the nonwoven fabrics business for 30+ years.

Don has been active in INDA for 25+ years and has served on IDEA planning committees, various durable end use committees, and as a member of the Board of Directors from 1997 – 1999 and is currently on the Board of Directors.

Bonar
Bonar is a subsidiary of Low & Bonar, a multinational group of producers and suppliers of performance technical textiles operating worldwide. Bonar is a leading producer and supplier of nonwovens and synthetic woven fabrics, three-dimensional polymeric mats and composites to a broad range of end markets including civil engineering, interior, transportation, agriculture, building and industrial applications.


David Cook Photo #3David Cook, Springdale, AR
David Cook is a Sales Director for Rockline Industries and a member of their Environmental Sustainability Steering Committee with responsibility for the Consumer Business Unit within Contract Manufacturing. He has been with Rockline since August 1993.

David has been a member of INDA since 1993 and was elected to the Board in 2012.

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.

 

 


Jenny Dobmeier, Denver, COJenny Dobmeier Photo
Jenny Dobmeier is the Filtration Business Leader for Johns Manville and is responsible for the sales and marketing initiatives related to filtration products. She has been with Johns Manville since 1998 and has held roles in R&D, product development, supply chain, product management and sales for the various market segments Johns Manville serves.

Johns Manville
Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company, manufactures premium-quality building and mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, glass fibers and nonwoven materials for commercial, industrial and residential applications. Johns Manville products are used in a wide variety of industries including building products, aerospace, automotive and transportation, filtration, commercial interiors, waterproofing and wind energy.


Fred Dulin PhotoFred Dulin, Kingsport, TN
Fred Dulin is Innovation Director at Eastman Chemical Company, where he is responsible for leading the development of Eastman’s microfibers business 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 nonwovens industry.


Mike Flaherty photoMichael Flaherty, Macedon, NY
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 Machines 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.

 


Christophe Guillaumot photoChristophe Guillaumot, Gatineau, Quebec
Christophe Guillaumot is General Sales Manager for the airlaid business Unit of Glatfelter with sales and marketing responsibility in Americas. He has been with Glatfelter since July 2003 located in Germany and in charge of Technical Specialties wetlaid NW segment. Prior to that he spent his career with Ahlstrom.

Christophe has been a member of INDA since 2013 and now involved in the Planning committee for the organization of Vision, WOW, RISE, Filtration, CAB and IDEA.

Glatfelter
Headquartered in York, PA, Glatfelter is a global manufacturer of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, offering 150 years of experience, technical expertise and world-class service. The Advanced Airlaid Business Unit includes facilities in Canada and Germany and provides airlaid solutions for feminine hygiene, incontinence, baby care and wet wipes applications.


Gene Konczal -Aug 8 2012 Office CroppedGene Konczal, Statesville, NC
Gene Konczal is Director of Operations for Providencia USA, responsible for driving excellence and continuous improvement in product, process, quality and service.

Gene has been a member of INDA since 2009 and has participated in various trade shows (WOW, Filtration, IDEA & Insight). He was elected to the INDA Board in 2014.

About Providencia
Providencia is a Brazilian company focused on using spunbond/spunmelt technology to provide its customers world class fabric at an industry leading value proposition. Providencia has approximately a 50% share of the South American spunbond/spunmelt market, and through Providencia USA, a significant and growing presence in North America.


Lybrand Photo #2Fred Lybrand, Morrisville, NC
Fred is President of Elmarco, Inc. where he is one of four team members responsible for running the business. He supervises global product development, marketing and sales in the US and Europe. He was part of the team that opened Elmarco’s first international presence in 2008.

Fred used INDA in his 2007 diligence before joining Elmarco, joined the Filtration Show Committee in 2008 and has been active with the organization since that time. Fred was elected to INDA’s Board in 2012.

Elmarco
Elmarco makes industrial scale electrospinning equipment for the manufacture of nanofiber membranes. With over 130 field installations from leading research institutions to global filtration and membrane customers Elmarco helps customer develop and deploy advanced porous materials in the filtration, apparel and medical industries.

 


Tom Marth #2Tom Marth, Ingleside, IL
Tom is Vice President of Sales and an owner at Nonwoven Solutions LLC. Tom is responsible for all sales activities related to roll goods. Prior to joining Nonwoven Solutions in 2011,
Tom held sales positions with Ahlstrom, Stearns Technical Textiles and Hosposable Products Incorporated. Tom was also one of the founders and owners of Green Bay Nonwovens.

Nonwoven Solutions
Nonwoven Solutions was founded in 2006 and is located in Ingleside, IL where it manufactures Needlepunch nonwovens on two state of the art NSC lines. Nonwoven Solutions provides technical Needlepunch fabrics to the medical, wipes, filtration and Industrial markets.

 


John Michaud photoJohn Michaud, Green Bay, WI
John Michaud is VP of Sales & Marketing for Tufco Technologies, Inc. and a member of their Executive Leadership team. He has responsibility for Sales, Marketing, Product Development, and Customer Service covering three of Tufco’s business areas: Contract Converting of Wipes, Flexographic Printing and Adhesive Laminations. He has been with Tufco since January 2010. Prior to that he spent his career with Ahlstrom Corporation and Green Bay Nonwovens, Inc.

John has been an active member of INDA since 1990 and has been involved with various INDA committees including the CAB Conference committee. He was elected to the Board in 2002 and again in 2012.

 


Chris Peart photoChris Peart, Rogersville, TN
Chris is the Vice President of Sales and Development at HDK Industries, where he is responsible for sales, business development, product design and process engineering. Chris has been with HDK for 5 years and has 14 years of experience in the filtration and nonwovens industries.

About HDK Industries
HDK Industries is a specialty nonwovens company located in Rogersville Tennessee with a long history of serving the filtration, bedding, medical, geotextile, consumer and face mask markets. HDK is majority owned by the Cha Technologies Group, with its head office in Nyon, Switzerland, and with production facilities located throughout the world.

 

 

 


Wolfgang PlasserWolfgang Plasser, Lenzing, Austria
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.

 

 


Chris Plotz PhotoChris Plotz, Olathe, KS
Chris Plotz is Product Development Manager for ITW Professional Brands, with responsibility for North American new products, nonwoven sourcing and R&D within Industrial, Institutional and Food Service markets. He has been with ITW Professional Brands since June 2004. Prior to that he developed and sold ePTFE based non-woven products for BHA Technologies/GE Power Systems.

ITW Professional Brands
ITW Professional Brands Manufactures and markets Branded Wet and Dry wipes, specialty chemicals, and marking system products. ITW Professional Brands is located in Olathe, Kansas with an additional distribution center in Lakewood, New Jersey.

 

 


John Rank photoJohn Rank, Roxboro, NC
John Rank is the Director of Sales & Marketing for Spuntech Industries where he is responsible for leading sales, marketing and new business development efforts. John has been with Spuntech since October 2006. Prior to that he was with Georgia-Pacific’s Nonwovens Group.

About Spuntech Industries
Spuntech Industries is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of spunlace (hydroentangled) fabric. Founded in 1996, Spuntech is traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. The company’s three production facilities – two in Israel, and one in North Carolina have an annual capacity to manufacture over 30,000 tonnes of rolled spunlace goods. Spuntech recently announced plans to double its spunlace production capacity in North America in 2015.

 


 

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Jeffrey Shope, Vice President – Hygienics – North America and Tissue – Global, Bridgewater, NJ
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.

 


INDA’s 2014 Executive Committee

Robb Lovegrove Photo

Robert (Robb) Lovegrove (Chairman of INDA), Spartanburg, SC
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.

 

 


Karen Castle photo #2Karen Castle, Vice President Sales (Vice Chairperson Planning, INDA), Windsor Locks, CT
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 include certain aspects of the supply chain including planning and customer service for the North American facilities.

Karen has been a member of INDA since 1997 and has been involved in various WOW committees and The Flushability Communications group. She was elected to the Board in 2012 and later to the Executive Committee in 2014.

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.


RJA-LinkedIn2013Renita Jones Anderson (Vice Chairperson Finance, INDA), Roswell, GA
Renita Jones Anderson is Director of Marketing for IMERYS’ Carbonates North America division, where she is responsible for leading all strategic marketing and new business development efforts. Prior to joining IMERYS in 2008, Renita spent 12 years with Propex / Amoco Fabrics and Fibers Company in various product development, finance and commercial roles.

Renita was an active member of INDA in the 1990s and re-joined the association in 2008. She has served on the Board since 2013 and the Executive Committee since 2014.

IMERYS IMERYS is the world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions and supplies engineered calcium carbonate functional additives to the nonwoven fabrics industry.


Todd Bassett 2010 photoTodd Bassett (Past INDA Chairman), Richmond, VA 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 also currently Chairman of 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.

 

 

 


Tom Daugherty PhotoTom Daugherty (Executive Committee Appointee), West Chester, OH
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 NCSU Nonwovens Institute Executive Committee and has Chaired the Scientific Advisory Board since 2010.

Tom has served on the INDA Board of Directors since 2007 and Executive Committee 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 (Executive Committee Appointee), Greensboro, NC
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.

Walt has been a member of the INDA Board or Executive Committee for over 20 years.

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 (Executive Committee Appointee), Franklin, TN
Paul Marold is Senior Vice President at CLARCOR, Inc. where he leads the Growth and Innovation efforts for the corporation.  Prior to joining CLARCOR, Paul held executive positions at 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.

CLARCOR
CLARCOR is the most diverse filter company in the world.  Our filters clean the air you breathe and the water you drink. We clean the liquids used in engines, from trucks to airplanes to locomotives. We filter the air and fluids used in manufacturing plants to decrease pollution, remove odors, reduce energy requirements and improve efficiency. We remove the water and contaminants from natural gas and oil to help meet the world’s energy needs.


Nick Santoleri photoNick Santoleri (Executive Committee Appointee), Springdale, AR
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.

Nick has been a member of INDA since 2001 and has been involved in various committees, and currently is the Chairman of WOW (World of Wipes) which he helped create in 2006.  He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2006, and to the Executive Committee in 2008 and more recently reappointed to the Executive Committee in 2014.

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.

 


C. K. Wong, Chairman & CEO (Executive Committee Appointee), Hong Kong

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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