Oct. 6, 2016 – Cary, NC: The Nonwovens Institute, North Carolina State University Appoints Tom Daugherty as Deputy Director
Tom is an R&D Manager with a proven track record of leading and managing innovation organizations, and in delivering innovation for business growth. He recently retired from The Procter & Gamble Company as Associate Director of Corporate R&D after more than 35 years. In addition, he has served on the INDA Nonwovens Association Board of Directors (from 2007 to 2009), and as an INDA Executive Committee Member since 2010. He has also served on the Nonwovens Institute (NWI) Executive Committee since 2003 (Chair from 2006-2008) and as the NWI Scientific Advisory Board Chair since 2010. Tom brings great enthusiasm for his new position as NWI Deputy Director, where he will contribute to the continued success and growth of The Nonwovens Institute. He and his wife Barb, who have three grown sons, recently relocated from Cincinnati to Raleigh.
Tom has worked with our faculty for many years in helping draft a vision for NWI collaborative core research. As Deputy Director, Tom will oversee the core research programs, will work with faculty to formulate the research agenda for NWI and will help build strategic alliances with many of our industry partners. He will be responsible for implementation of the NWI’s strategic plan in relation to research and infrastructure.