CEO/Director, 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.
Focused on Baby Diapers, Adult Diapers and Disposable Underwear, as well as new products never seen before related to incontinence, the Diaper Workshop provides the latest insights on diaper technology, innovation, market predictions and foresight, as well as a review of diaper educational concepts, regional product benchmarks, engineering, design and testing protocols. The Diaper Workshop provides content for newcomers as well as seasoned veterans alike. Focal points of the workshop will be: The Tripod Test and how test results compare across regions of the world and the significance of each result from a design standpoint. Market Insights, our latest benchmark on odor control alternatives, The Chinese Conundrum, a detailed benchmark of Adult Pants ,Baby Diapers and Briefs in America vs. Asia and other markets, and a section dedicated exclusively to new trends.