Principal, Smith, Johnson & AssociatesRob Johnson has more than 26 years experience in the nonwovens industry and is a well-known speaker and conference moderator. Johnson's industry tenure started in air laid nonwovens research with Scott Paper; he then transferred to Scott Nonwovens (now PGI Nonwovens) where he held a number of equipment, process, product development, and research assignments prior to promotion to Director of Research and Development. In 1993, Johnson shifted his responsibilities into marketing, sales and business development as Director of New Business Development with PGI Nonwovens.
Throughout his career, Johnson has been involved with technology assessment, materials development, strategic planning, and competitive intelligence; he has traveled extensively to consult with customers and internal clients as well as to investigate new market and technology opportunities. Johnson holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a registered professional engineer in multiple states.
From wipes design and production to cost implications and packaging, the two-day WIPES Academy is centered on every facet of the multibillion dollar wipes product and marketing sector from raw materials, converting, wet and dry wipes to medical, industrial, and consumer wipes. The course is essential for technical and management professionals interested in learning the research, development, and manufacturing of wipes. Pre-registration is required.