INDA Elects New Members to Its Board of Directors

The election of new members to the Board of Directors highlighted INDA’s Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference

CARY, N.C. — April 2, 2013 — INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, recently elected seven new members to the INDA Board of Directors. The new appointments were confirmed at INDA’s Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference held February 25-27, 2013 at the Umstead Hotel, Cary, North Carolina USA.

The new Board of Directors members are Thomas Marth, Vice President Sales, Nonwoven Solutions, LLC; Renita Anderson, Director of Marketing, IMERYS Performance Minerals; Don Brown, Area Sales Manager, Bonar, Inc.; Christophe Guillaumot, General Sales Manager, Glatfelter Gatineau Ltd.; Jenny Dobmeier, Filtration Business Manager, Johns Manville Corporation; John Rank, Director Sales & Marketing NA, Spuntech Industries, Inc.; and Chris Peart, VP – Sales & Development, HDK Industries, Inc. Board of Director members serve a three-year term.

Commenting on the recent appointments, Dave Rousse, President of INDA, said, “INDA is pleased to add this level of talent, industry and business expertise to its Board of Directors. I, as well as the rest of the INDA Team, look forward to their counsel and guidance. We always welcome having such a diverse group of individuals on our Board of Directors and appreciate their unique perspectives.” Rousse continued, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing Board of Director members. They were invaluable to the success of INDA during their tenure.”

The outgoing Board of Directors members are Bill Casey, Senior VP Advanced Nonwovens, Ahlstrom Nonwovens LLC; Mark Ruday, VP Fibers, DAK Americas; Mike Budai, Coating and Lamination Manager, ITW Dynatec; and Bob Dale, VP Global Segment Manager Wipes & Filtration, PGI.

The Leadership Conference segment of the meeting featured two speakers addressing topics recently highlighted by INDA as potential “game-changers” to the nonwovens industry. Chuck Carr from IHS presented in detail the looming boom in North American refineries of natural gas and the potential impacts on pricing in North America of polypropylene and polyethylene resins. Michael Colopy, an expert on the Far East, discussed possible scenarios resulting from the recent leadership changes in China, soon to be the largest manufacturer and consumer of nonwoven products.

The INDA 2014 Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference will be held March 10-12, 2014 at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida USA.

About INDA

INDA is the leading global association of the nonwoven fabrics industry.  Since 1968, INDA has provided a variety of industry focused networking events to help members increase sales and market share.  INDA is the nonwoven industry’s premier source for market leading education, global forecasts, testing standards and trend reports which provide members the information and knowledge to better plan and execute their business.  Through its on-the-ground efforts in Washington DC, INDA provides members a strong voice within government on topics that affect the nonwovens industry.  For more information visit www.inda.org.

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