Come to the conference early for an in-depth education on wipes. INDA’s WIPES Academy is co-located in Chicago with the World of Wipes® (WOW) International Conference. Led by industry expert Rob Johnson, PE, Principal, Smith, Johnson & Associates, the Academy is the first and only comprehensive basic wipes training for the entire wipes supply chain.
From Wipes materials, design, and production to cost implications and packaging, the two-day WIPES Academy focuses on the most important consumer wipes segments while introducing and highlighting the importance of every major facet of the multibillion dollar wipes sector.
This course is essential for technical and management professionals, especially those who are either new to wipes or have deep experience in a specific discipline and desire a broadened understanding of wipes. There are a limited number of seats available in the course, so register today to ensure your participation.
PLEASE NOTE: Registrants are recommended to have completed the Professional Development Center’s Elementary Nonwovens Training Course or have two to four years’ experience of basic nonwoven fabrics knowledge. Seating is limited.
Principal, Smith, Johnson & Associates
Rob 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.