Director, Nonwovens Marketing, Cotton Incorporated
Jan O'Regan is Director, Nonwovens Marketing for Cotton Incorporated. In this capacity she works to uncover new opportunities for cotton to bring value in to the nonwovens industry. The work includes leading efforts in strategic planning, technical and market project management and sharing ideas and results with the global supply chain.
Jan's professional experience is strong in nonwovens. She has spent over three decades in this industry in a variety of assignments including sales, marketing, strategic planning and business management. Market responsibilities included consumer and industrial markets on regional, national and global teams. Over the past ten years, she has had the opportunity to apply these broad experiences to new markets for cotton in nontraditional applications.
Jan earned a BS in Textiles and Business, summa cum laud from Penn State and an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. Since then she has continued to learn through executive education programs at Northwestern University.
The focus of this market research project was to learn about the global market for adult incontinence products and better understand similarities and differences among regions and the countries studied (United States, Mexico, UK, France, Germany, China and Japan). Highlights include growth prospects to 2030 for adult incontinence products as influenced by demographics, economics, consumer product usage, shopping habits and needs. We hope the analysis of performance gaps sparks new ideas for product improvement and innovation.