WOW Speaker Listing - Dietz

DietzAl Dietz

Vice President & Chief Technology Officer,Strategy & Business Development, Polymer Group, Inc.

I am proud to represent PGI as their CTO and global R&D leader. At PGI, we are committed to develop specialty materials that make the world safer, cleaner, and healthier. I am driven to make the future happen today and thrive on synthesizing cross functional business and technical initiatives to generate new solutions, products, and business models. With broad industry and channel experience in nonwovens, building products, plastics, and nanotechnology, I am an expert at all stages of the innovation pipeline including ideation, launch, technology road mapping, and strategic development. As a trusted business partner, I have been recognized for building a sustainable Innovation Organization in collaboration with executive leadership and key stakeholders.

Core contributions:
R&D Lab Leadership │Organizational Restructuring │Team Development and Succession Planning │ Budget and Financial Management │ Portfolio Management │ New Product and Business Development │Emerging Business and Technology Incubation │Advanced Materials Research │New Business Funding │B2B Innovation │Vision, Strategy & Tactics Development

Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:35 pm
Markets: Consumer and Industrial Wipes (continued)

Specialty Materials for Industrial Wipes for the Changing Industrial World

Explore the industrial wipes category and why high-performance solutions have evolved to support the changing industrial manufacturing channel. You'll learn new trends in manufacturing innovation, which heightened customer needs are driving these manufacturing tasks, and which are the key qualities that differentiate wiping materials.