CEO/Principal, Richer Investment S.A. de C.V.
Mr. Richer used to be General Director at Absormex, one of the largest independently owned disposable baby diaper factories in Latin America currently owned by CMPC, with sales exceeding half a billion diapers every year (about 75 million USD per year). Absormex was the first diaper company in the world to receive the "ISO 9000: 2000″ certification in December 2000. After 21 years working with Absormex, Mr. Richer retired in 2005 to start his own consulting company Richer Investment, dedicated to provide consulting services to the disposable diaper industry worldwide.
Richer is an expert in the field of manufacturing disposable absorbent products, with 31 years of experience covering all manufacturing operations. He currently provides technical support to clients in 28 countries in four continents, both diaper manufacturers, and traders. He has worked as consultant with many raw material suppliers and original equipment manufacturers, for SAP, nonwovens, hot melt and absorbent fibers. He has also been invited as guest speaker in many diaper industry seminars and technical forums. Mr. Richer frequently writes articles in the most important diaper industry publications, such as Nonwovens Industry, ME Tissue, and Nonwovens World. Mr. Richer is also an invited guest member of the board of directors of several companies.
Join Mr. Richer for an in-depth discussion regarding the latest industry trends and product launches featuring a comprehensive comparison of American-, Chinese- and European-made diaper products. In addition to the latest trends, you'll learn about the latest spate of "eco brands" from the U.S. and Europe. Hear a review of the claims being made by these brands and his opinion as to why the industry can expect to see more legal action brought against the manufacturers for those claims.