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INDA’s Board of Directors


Bryan Haynes, Ph.D., Senior Technical Director for Global Nonwovens, Kimberly-Clark Corporation – Chair, INDA

Dr. Haynes received his B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. During his graduate studies Dr. Haynes specialized in the aerodynamics and polymer processing of the meltblowing process which was funded by Exxon Chemical Company. He taught full time in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering prior to joining Kimberly-Clark Corporation as a Research Scientist in 1992. While working at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Dr. Haynes has held various positions in research and engineering including an assignment at the Lexington Mill in North Carolina serving as the Technical Team Manager. Dr. Haynes has published several papers and has obtained 44 U.S. Patents and 16 Trade Secrets during his Kimberly-Clark career.

He currently holds the position of Senior Technical Director for Global Nonwovens. Prior to his current role he served as the Director of Research and Engineering in Global Nonwovens where his team was responsible for the front-end innovation portfolio and prototyping capabilities including the pilot facilities supporting Kimberly-Clark’s various businesses. Dr. Haynes has received several awards including the Kimberly-Clark Technical Excellence Award, the 2012 Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award from the Society of Women Engineers, and most recently he received the 2017 INDA Lifetime Technical Achievement Award. He is also an Adjunct Professor at The University of Tennessee in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering. He serves on several Industrial Advisory Boards including Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology; Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Georgia; and the Nonwovens Institute at N.C. State University. He also serves on the Board of Directors as Secretary for Georgia FIRST which is a non-profit organization that supports STEM programs in Georgia.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation
With more than 144 years of innovation, Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world’s population trust K-C’s brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, HUGGIES, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in 80 countries.


Wendy S. Warner, Ph.D., Vice President Sales & Marketing, Spunlace Hygiene & Wipes, Glatfelter – Vice Chair of Planning, INDA

Dr. Warner is currently Vice President Sales & Marketing, Spunlace Hygiene & Wipes, for Glatfelter, a leading innovator of spunlace nonwoven fabrics with production facilities, sales and service support globally.

Prior to joining Glatfelter, Dr. Warner spent 19 years with Polymer Group Incorporated, now Berry Global. She started her nonwovens career in sales and progressed into successive leadership roles including New Business Development Director, Global Corporate Research & Development Senior Director, and then Vice President of Global Specialties. In 2018, Dr. Warner was honored by Plastic News Women Breaking the Mold for her contributions to the industry.

Glatfelter
Glatfelter is a global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, offering innovation, world-class service and over a century and a half of technical expertise. Headquartered in York, PA, the company serves customers in over 100 countries. U.S. operations include facilities in Pennsylvania and Ohio. International operations include facilities in Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Philippines, and sales and distribution offices in China and Russia. Glatfelter’s sales approximate $1.7 billion annually and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GLT.


Barbara Lawless, VP of Sales and Marketing – Medical Products, Precision Fabrics Group, Inc. Vice Chair of Finance, INDA

Ms. Lawless is the VP of Sales and Marketing – Medical Products for Precision Fabrics Group.  She has been with PFG for over 29 years, beginning her career in product development.  As the VP of Sales and Marketing – Medical Products, Ms. Lawless is responsible for sales, marketing and new product development for single-use nonwoven medical fabrics.


Precision Fabrics Group, Inc. Precision Fabrics Group is a global innovator of engineered materials & technical fabrics, providing both woven and nonwoven solutions across diverse, high-performance industries, such as aerospace, military, medical, protective garments, automotive, and many more.   PFG has three manufacturing locations – Vinton, VA, Greensboro, NC and Madison, TN, with corporate offices in Greensboro.


Christopher Astley

Christopher Astley, Chief Commercial Officer, Glatfelter – Past Chair, INDA

Mr. Astley is currently the Chief Commercial Officer for Glatfelter, an approximately $1.5 billion NYSE-listed global producer of engineered materials. Prior to his current role, Mr. Astley was the President-Advanced Airlaid Materials for Glatfelter.

Mr. Astley joined Glatfelter in August 2010 as Vice President of Corporate Strategy, and was later promoted to Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, in January 2014.

Before joining Glatfelter, he was an entrepreneur leading a privately held business from 2004 until 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Astley held positions with Accenture, a global management consulting firm, and The Coca-Cola Company.

Mr. Astley obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Richmond, and a Master of Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School, The University of North Carolina.

Glatfelter
Glatfelter is a global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, offering innovation, world-class service and over a century and a half of technical expertise. Headquartered in York, PA, the company serves customers in over 100 countries. U.S. operations include facilities in Pennsylvania and Ohio. International operations include facilities in Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Philippines, and sales and distribution offices in China and Russia. Glatfelter’s sales approximate $1.7 billion annually and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GLT.


Mike Clark, President, Filtration Solutions, Hollingsworth & Vose Company

Mike Clark is the President of the Filtration Solutions Division at Hollingsworth & Vose Company.  He joined H&V in 2003 and has held a number of leadership positions in the US and Germany. Prior to his current role, Mr. Clark served as the President of the High Efficiency and Specialty Filtration Division from 2009 to 2020.  Before joining H&V, Mr. Clark was a strategy consultant for 8 years working with Fortune 100 manufacturing companies. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Hollingsworth & Vose

H&V is a global manufacturer of advanced materials used in filtration, battery and industrial applications. H&V’s advanced materials contribute to a cleaner world through their use in products that provide clean air, clean liquids and energy storage. Family-owned for seven generations, the company is headquartered in East Walpole, Massachusetts.  Learn more at www.hollingsworth-vose.com.


Geoff Crosby, Senior Director / General Manager High Efficiency Filtration, Alkegen

Mr. Crosby is the Senior Director / General Manager of High Efficiency Filtration for Alkegen, a global leader in developing and providing high-performance specialty materials.

Mr. Crosby joined Alkegen (formerly Lydall) in 2009, serving as Vice President of Marketing, developing strategic plans and tactical execution to drive growth, focused on go-to-market strategies, M&A, and new product development in global filtration markets. He has been an established speaker and author in the filtration industry over the past 12 years and has recently been featured in videos for both Vox and XPRIZE.  Prior to Lydall, Mr. Crosby held product development and international sales roles with Thermo Fisher Scientific and what is now Suez Water.

He is active in both ASHRAE and ISO organizations, currently leading as chairman of ASHRAE GPC 35, Method for Determining the Energy Consumption Caused by Air-Cleaning and Filtration Devices, and as a voting member on ASHRAE technical committees TC 2.4 and TC 5.4.   He is engaged with ISO as the United States Advisory Panel Chairman for both General Ventilation and Sustainability.

Mr. Crosby holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, New York. 

Alkegen

Alkegen is an innovation-driven leader in specialty materials focused on battery technologies, filtration media, and specialty insulation and sealing materials. Through global reach and breakthrough inventions, we’re delivering products that enable the world to breathe easier, live greener, and go further than ever before. Alkegen has more than 60 manufacturing facilities operating in every corner of the world and employs 9,000+ employees globally.


Tonny de Beer, Ph.D., Chief Product, Technology & Sustainability Officer,
PFNonwovens Holding s.r.o

Tonny de Beer is the Chief Product & Technology Officer at PFNonwovens. He is responsible for the development and commercialization of nonwoven fabrics for hygiene, medical and wipes applications. He has been with PFN since November 2018. Prior to that, he spent his career with the Procter & Gamble Company.

PFNonwovens Holding s.r.o
PFNonwovens Holding s.r.o is a global company that was formed out of the merger by R2G, a Czech Family Wealth management firm of Pegas and First Quality’s Nonwoven division in 2018. PFN develops and supplies innovative nonwoven fabrics and engineered textiles to the hygiene, medical, wipes and agricultural industries. PFN is one of the largest nonwoven companies in the world with manufacturing sites in Pennsylvania, The Czech Republic, Egypt, and South Africa. 


Lee Ellen Drechsler, Ph.D., Senior Vice President Corporate R&D, The Procter & Gamble Co.

Ms. Drechsler’s career at Procter & Gamble has included technical leadership roles across Beauty Care, Baby Care and Corporate R&D, with responsibilities from upstream Disruptive Innovation to downstream Product Supply.  She leads Corporate Transformative Platform Technology (TPT), Global Packaging, Process and Open Innovation Disciplines, and Glad JV organizations with a mission to continue building P&G’s long-held reputation as a world leader of growth driven by innovation.  She is accelerating the way P&G delivers game-changing and sustainable products, packages, and services, leveraging early in-market learning as well as collaborations with strong academic business partners.

The Procter & Gamble Co.
P&G is an American multinational consumer goods corporation headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, founded in 1837 by William Procter and James Gamble.  The company operates through six industry-based Sector Business Units or SBUs: Fabric and Home Care, Baby and Feminine Care, Family Care and P&G Ventures, Beauty, Grooming, and Health Care.  We manage our 10 product categories within these SBUs.


Jürgen Eizinger, Sr. Commercial Director, Nonwovens Business EU/AM/MEA, Lenzing Group

As Sr. Commercial Director, Nonwovens Business EU/AM/MEA, Jürgen Eizinger is also in charge of implementing Lenzing’s B2Me approach for the recently introduced VEOCEL™ brand with the vision to drive sustainability and circularity along the entire value chain.

Mr. Eizinger has been working with the Lenzing Group since the year 2001. During that time, he was not only located in multiple locations around the world but also had the opportunity to dive into different areas across the Lenzing Group ranging from various commercial roles to engineering and Technical Customer Service. Being part of the fiber industry for almost 20 years, he has experienced the increasing importance of sustainability related issues in convenience products such as wipes first-hand.

Lenzing Group

The Lenzing Group stands for ecologically responsible production of specialty fibers made from the renewable raw material wood. As an innovation leader, Lenzing is a partner of global textile and nonwoven manufacturers and drives many new technological developments.  The Lenzing Group’s high-quality fibers form the basis for a variety of textile applications ranging from elegant ladies clothing to versatile denims and high-performance sports clothing. Due to their consistent high quality, their biodegradability and compostability Lenzing fibers are also highly suitable for hygiene products and agricultural applications.

The business model of the Lenzing Group goes far beyond that of a traditional fiber producer. Together with its customers and partners, Lenzing develops innovative products along the value chain, creating added value for consumers. The Lenzing Group strives for the efficient utilization and processing of all raw materials and offers solutions to help redirect the textile sector towards a closed-loop economy. In order to reduce the speed of global warming and to accomplish the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement and the “Green Deal” of the EU Commission, Lenzing has a clear vision: namely to make a zero-carbon future come true.


Oscar Fontalvo, President NA, Fibertex Nonwovens

Mr. Fontalvo received a BA in Textile Technology and an MBA from the Kenan Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina.  He has over 20 years’ experience working in the nonwovens industry in North America primarily in the marketing and sales arenas.  Ten of those years were with Freudenberg Nonwovens, supplemented by time with Avgol and Jacob-Holm prior to his joining Fibertex Nonwovens three years ago.  He is currently responsible for the sales and operations of the two North American Fibertex Nonwovens plants, one in Ingleside, IL and one in Gray Court, SC.

Fibertex Nonwovens, LLC
Fibertex Nonwovens is the leading global partner in technical and innovative performance –based material and nonwovens solutions. Fibertex is wholly-owned by Schouw & Co, and is headquartered in Aalborg, DK where the business was founded in 1968. We have production facilities in Denmark, France, Czech Republic, Turkey USA, South Africa and Brazil as well as 13 sales offices serving more than 70 countries. Fibertex has more than 1000 employees.


Matt Koele, Director of Global Materials Development, Rockline Industries

Mr. Koele is currently the Director of Global Materials Development for Rockline Industries located at their Headquarters in Sheboygan, WI.  Prior to joining Rockline in 2012, he has held several business and R&D leadership positions at both SC Johnson and Kimberly-Clark Corporation.   An inventor with over 10 patents, Mr. Koele is magna cum laude graduate of Michigan Technological University in the department of Chemical Engineering.

Rockline Industries

Rockline Industries was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. It is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of coffee filters and consumer, health care, industrial and institutional wet wipes. A family-owned company, Rockline has repeatedly created first-to-market product design solutions for the wet wipe consumer and continues to provide innovative products to the nonwovens industry. Rockline employs nearly 2,500 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin, Arkansas, New Jersey, Tennessee, England and South China.


Markus Mueller – Sales Director and member of the Board of Reifenhauser Reicofil

Markus Mueller brings to the INDA Board 35 years of experience with Reifenhauser in the nonwovens and film industries. His experience with Reifenhauser has included roles as PLC Engineer, Commissioning Engineer, Project Manager and Sales Manager. Mr. Mueller has gained extensive knowledge of the Global Hygiene and Medical nonwovens markets through his roles at Reifenhauser Reicofil. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Cologne. Mr. Mueller and his wife have two children and a dog and reside in the Cologne, Germany area.

Reifenhauser Reicofil
Reifenhäuser Reicofil is a specialist and leading global manufacturer of complete spunbond, meltblown, and composite lines which meet the highest quality requirements in hygiene, medicine, and filtration. We support you from the planning of the production line, line commissioning through to the further development of your products. We guarantee you unique quality and reliability to make you a coveted supplier for major brand owners.


Noah Nichols, Vice President Supply Chain, Propex Geosolutions

Mr. Nichols is VP of Supply Chain for Propex Geosolutions with responsibilities for global sourcing, planning & scheduling, customer service, logistics and key account management for the geosynthetic and automotive market segments.  He has been with Propex Operating Company, LLC since 1996 where he started after graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology, BSISYE.

Propex Geosolutions
Propex Geosolutions is a Chattanooga, TN based company that provides products and solutions to improve the efficiency, cost and longevity for civil infrastructure, environmental containment and slope stabilization construction projects.


Jim Posa, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bast Fibre Technologies, Inc.

Jim Posa Has 30+ years’ experience in the nonwovens business. He has successfully led businesses from startups to some of the largest companies in the nonwovens market. He has developed and implemented strategic business, development, operational and acquisition growth plans. His teams have worked with businesses focused on most of the major end use markets such as hygiene, wipes, filtration, medical and industrial. As a senior executive, Mr. Posa has led global businesses at Fiberweb, BP/Amoco, CEO of a Nisseki/Amoco joint venture (ANCI). Lydall, and Nitto America. Mr. Posa has been a supporter of INDA for a long time and has previously served on committees and as a member of the Board.

Bast Fibre Tech

BFT is a triple-bottom-line, cleantech fibre engineering firm manufacturing specialty natural fibres for applications throughout the nonwoven industry. BFT transforms raw bast fibres from hemp, flax, and jute plants to meet the exacting standards required by nonwoven customers and the consumer.  BFT fibres will be vitally important to produce truly sustainable nonwovens. Our patented products and unique processes produce fibres that are clean, strong, process effectively on nonwoven equipment and can have controlled liquid and haptic properties depending on the application. Our target markets span the breadth of the nonwoven industries as the use of sustainable fibres becomes more critical. We have manufacturing facilities in Europe and will also expand to North America.


Andrew Stocking, Ph.D., President and CEO, Principle Business Enterprises, Inc. (PBE)

Andrew Stocking joined PBE in 2017 after a career in engineering, technology, nonprofits and government. He was elevated to President and COO in 2018, then President and CEO in 2020, becoming the third-generation leader of the family-owned organization. Prior to PBE, he held a succession of roles in the private sector and within federal government offices, including the Department of Energy and Congressional Budget Office, contributing to topics such as healthcare reform, trade policy and competition. Mr. Stocking is committed to American manufacturing in the Midwest, passionate about uplifting the lives of PBE’s Customers and Associates, and actively engaged in supporting community outreach. He earned a BS in Chemical Engineering and an MS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University, and a PhD in Resource Economics from the University of Maryland. He has been an adjunct professor in Economics at the University of Maryland and is currently an adjunct professor at Bowling Green State University in the Business school.

Principle Business Enterprises, Inc. (PBE) 

A family-owned business for over 60 years, PBE designs, develops and manufactures high-performance incontinence care, footwear safety and specialty absorbent products from two locations in Northwest Ohio. PBE strives to create and maintain an exceptional work environment that supports the growth and development of its Associates. Its mission is to be a principle-centered business that uplifts, enlightens and enriches the lives of those it serves, so they can live more abundantly. PBE proves this by innovating the highest-performance superabsorbent and safety products for use in hospitals, long-term and independent care facilities, clinics and in the home. 


Rob Stollar, Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Spuntech Industries Inc.

Mr. Stollar is the Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing for NR Spuntech, a global spunlace/hydroentangled producer with headquarters in Israel and locations in the US.  Spuntech is a global supplier of spunlace serving the US, EU, Central South America and the Asian markets. He has a Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro and an undergraduate degree from Salem International University.  Mr. Stollar has been working for Spuntech since 2008. Prior to Spuntech he was with Vita Nonwovens. 

Spuntech Industries
Spuntech Industries was founded in 1996 in Tiberias, Israel, and is currently traded on the Tel Aviv stock exchange. Spuntech is a dynamic developer, manufacturer and supplier of spunlace hydroentangled fabrics.  Spuntech operates five state-of-the-art production lines, each with its own unique capabilities, enabling them to meet an expansive range of customer needs.  Throughout its 20 years of successful operation, Spuntech has combined cutting edge equipment with proprietary IP technology and knowledge, acquired through highly skilled teams of engineers and technicians in 3 production sites across the world.


David K. Smith, Senior Vice President Engineered Performance Products Autovation, Milliken & Company

David Smith is Senior Vice President of the Textile Division at Milliken & Company, headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He leads a large and diverse global business team with P&L and functional responsibilities including sales, marketing, finance and research and development.  In his current role, he is responsible for Milliken’s global industrial business which serves the Automotive, Bedding, Building and Construction, Tape, Tire and Mechanical Rubber Goods, Cable Management and Specialty Industrial markets.

Mr. Smith has more than 40 years of experience at Milliken, where he’s held positions in manufacturing, accounting, sales, marketing, strategy development and execution. 

Milliken & Company
Milliken & Company has been solving everyday problems with innovative solutions for more than 155 years.  Our research, design, and manufacturing expertise reaches across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemicals, floor covering, healthcare, and performance and protective textiles.  An unwavering commitment to ethics guides our work to redefine how we add strength and protection to products, how we infuse vibrancy and color into our surroundings, and how we care for the environment.  For us, success is when discoveries made within Milliken help us all have more meaningful connections with the world.


Carlos Soto, VP Manufacturing and Procurement, Owens and Minor Products Div.

Mr. Soto joined Owens & Minor in 2021. He is responsible for leading global manufacturing, sourcing, procurement, and contract manufacturing for Owens and Minor’s Products Division. He also leads the Shanghai contract manufacturing, sourcing, and procurement team that leverages Owens and Minor’s vertical integration to serve our customers worldwide through the HALYARD* and MediChoice® brands. In total, Mr. Soto leads a team of over 13,000 medical device product supply professionals that are focused on saving lives every day.

He has worked in the Medical Device Manufacturing industry as well as the Pharmaceutical Industry and Biologics Manufacturing Industry. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master’s in Business Administration from University of New Orleans.

Owens & Minor
Halyard, now part of the Owens & Minor family, is focused on advancing health and healthcare by delivering clinically-superior infection prevention and surgical solutions. Halyard sells its recognized sterilization wrap, facial protection, gloves, protective apparel, surgical drapes and gowns in more than 100 countries, and holds leading market positions across the portfolio. Formerly part of Kimberly-Clark, Halyard Health became an independent company headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia on November 1, 2014. Halyard operates 11 global manufacturing facilities with 12,700 employees worldwide – generating approximately $1.6 billion in net revenues.


Robert Weilminster, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Hygiene – US & Canada, Berry Global

Mr. Weilminster is the EVP and General Manager, Hygiene – US & Canada for the Health, Hygiene, and Specialties Division of Berry Global.  He has been with Berry Global since 1994, serving in leadership roles across Sales and Marketing, Finance, Corporate Development and Operations.  Prior to Berry Global, he was CFO of Poly-Seal Corporation.  Mr. Weilminster is a graduate of Loyola University, Maryland.

Berry Global
Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY), headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is committed to its mission of ‘Always Advancing to Protect What’s Important,’ and proudly partners with its customers to provide them with value-added protective solutions that are increasingly light-weighted and easier to recycle or reuse.  The Company is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative rigid, flexible, and nonwoven products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets.  Berry, a Fortune 500 company, has over 47,000 employees and generated over $11.7 billion of net sales in fiscal 2020 from operations that span 295 locations on six continents.  For additional information, visit Berry’s website at berryglobal.com.


Lee West, Group VP, Global Operations, Attindas

Mr. West is Group VP of Supply Chain and Product Design for Attindas and a member of their Global Leadership Team with responsibilities for Global Supply Chain, Global Product Design, Global Procurement, Information Technology, Business Intelligence and Digital Services.  He has been with Attindas since 2006.


Attindas
Attindas was created in 2011 with the purchase of Attends Healthcare, and has since grown through multiple strategic acquisitions and investments. Today, Attindas is a leading manufacturer of high-quality and innovative absorbent hygiene products with four manufacturing plants that serve customers primarily in North America and Europe.  Each year DPC manufactures and ships millions of products for adults, babies and children that help improve their quality of life.


Mike White, Senior Market Manager for Adhesives, Healthcare and Hygiene, Dow

Mr. White leads marketing efforts for Adhesives, Healthcare and Hygiene within Dow’s Packaging & Specialty Plastics business, which focuses on the development of new polyethylene resins and adhesives intended for these markets. He has been with Dow for more than 20 years serving spanning multiple commercial and technical functions, and a covering range of markets including rigid and flexible packaging, photovoltaics, consumer durables, mobility, adhesives, healthcare and hygiene.


Dow
Founded in 1897, Dow has a long history of innovation in chemicals, plastics, silicones and other materials essential to human progress. Dow is focused on becoming the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. 


Jon Woods, General Manager, Textiles and Nonwovens, Eastman Chemical Company

Mr. Woods is the General Manager of Eastman’s Textiles and Nonwovens business and is based at Eastman’s headquarters in Kingsport, Tennessee. He assumed this position in May of 2017. He joined Eastman in 1989 and has held a number of different positions in technology, corporate strategy, innovation, and business leadership.  Mr. Woods has previously served on INDA’s Board from 2015-2017. He holds a BS and MS in biomedical engineering from the University of Tennessee, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.


Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability.  In 2013, the company launched the revolutionary Eastman Cyphrex™ Microfibers for the nonwovens industry.


INDA’s Executive Committee


Bryan Haynes, Ph.D., Senior Technical Director for Global Nonwovens, Kimberly-Clark Corporation – Chair, INDA

Dr. Haynes received his B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. During his graduate studies Dr. Haynes specialized in the aerodynamics and polymer processing of the meltblowing process which was funded by Exxon Chemical Company. He taught full time in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering prior to joining Kimberly-Clark Corporation as a Research Scientist in 1992. While working at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Dr. Haynes has held various positions in research and engineering including an assignment at the Lexington Mill in North Carolina serving as the Technical Team Manager. Dr. Haynes has published several papers and has obtained 44 U.S. Patents and 16 Trade Secrets during his Kimberly-Clark career.

He currently holds the position of Senior Technical Director for Global Nonwovens. Prior to his current role he served as the Director of Research and Engineering in Global Nonwovens where his team was responsible for the front-end innovation portfolio and prototyping capabilities including the pilot facilities supporting Kimberly-Clark’s various businesses. Dr. Haynes has received several awards including the Kimberly-Clark Technical Excellence Award, the 2012 Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award from the Society of Women Engineers, and most recently he received the 2017 INDA Lifetime Technical Achievement Award. He is also an Adjunct Professor at The University of Tennessee in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering. He serves on several Industrial Advisory Boards including Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology; Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Georgia; and the Nonwovens Institute at N.C. State University. He also serves on the Board of Directors as Secretary for Georgia FIRST which is a non-profit organization that supports STEM programs in Georgia.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation
With more than 144 years of innovation, Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world’s population trust K-C’s brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, HUGGIES, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in 80 countries.


Wendy S. Warner, Ph.D., Vice President Sales & Marketing, Spunlace Hygiene & Wipes, Glatfelter – Vice Chair of Planning, INDA

Dr. Warner is currently Vice President Sales & Marketing, Spunlace Hygiene & Wipes, for Glatfelter, a leading innovator of spunlace nonwoven fabrics with production facilities, sales and service support globally.

Prior to joining Glatfelter, Dr. Warner spent 19 years with Polymer Group Incorporated, now Berry Global. She started her nonwovens career in sales and progressed into successive leadership roles including New Business Development Director, Global Corporate Research & Development Senior Director, and then Vice President of Global Specialties. In 2018, Dr. Warner was honored by Plastic News Women Breaking the Mold for her contributions to the industry.

Glatfelter
Glatfelter is a global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, offering innovation, world-class service and over a century and a half of technical expertise. Headquartered in York, PA, the company serves customers in over 100 countries. U.S. operations include facilities in Pennsylvania and Ohio. International operations include facilities in Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Philippines, and sales and distribution offices in China and Russia. Glatfelter’s sales approximate $1.7 billion annually and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GLT.


Barbara Lawless, VP of Sales and Marketing – Medical Products, Precision Fabrics Group, Inc. Vice Chair of Finance, INDA

Ms. Lawless is the VP of Sales and Marketing – Medical Products for Precision Fabrics Group.  She has been with PFG for over 29 years, beginning her career in product development.  As the VP of Sales and Marketing – Medical Products, Ms. Lawless is responsible for sales, marketing and new product development for single-use nonwoven medical fabrics.

Precision Fabrics Group, Inc. Precision Fabrics Group is a global innovator of engineered materials & technical fabrics, providing both woven and nonwoven solutions across diverse, high-performance industries, such as aerospace, military, medical, protective garments, automotive, and many more.   PFG has three manufacturing locations – Vinton, VA, Greensboro, NC and Madison, TN, with corporate offices in Greensboro.


Christopher Astley

Christopher Astley, Chief Commercial Officer, Glatfelter – Past Chair, INDA

Mr. Astley is currently the Chief Commercial Officer for Glatfelter, an approximately $1.5 billion NYSE-listed global producer of engineered materials. Prior to his current role, Mr. Astley was the President-Advanced Airlaid Materials for Glatfelter.

Mr. Astley joined Glatfelter in August 2010 as Vice President of Corporate Strategy, and was later promoted to Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, in January 2014.

Before joining Glatfelter, he was an entrepreneur leading a privately held business from 2004 until 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Astley held positions with Accenture, a global management consulting firm, and The Coca-Cola Company.

Mr. Astley obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Richmond, and a Master of Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School, The University of North Carolina.

Glatfelter
Glatfelter is a global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, offering innovation, world-class service and over a century and a half of technical expertise. Headquartered in York, PA, the company serves customers in over 100 countries. U.S. operations include facilities in Pennsylvania and Ohio. International operations include facilities in Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Philippines, and sales and distribution offices in China and Russia. Glatfelter’s sales approximate $1.7 billion annually and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GLT.


Richard Altice, President & Chief Executive Officer, NatureWorks

Mr. Altice is the Chief Executive Officer and President of NatureWorks, an advanced materials company using plants to turn greenhouse gases like CO2 into the biopolymer called Ingeo which is used in nonwovens and other products. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and President of Designed Structures and Solutions at PolyOne Corporation and held the Vice President role of Hexion’s global specialty epoxy business focused on coatings and composites. Mr. Altice has an engineering background with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

NatureWorks
NatureWorks is an advanced materials company offering a broad portfolio of renewably sourced polymers and chemicals. With performance and economics that compete with oil-based materials, naturally advanced Ingeo™ biomaterials are valued for their unique functional properties and used in products from nonwovens, coffee capsules and appliances to tea bags and 3D printing filament. NatureWorks is jointly owned by Thailand’s largest ASEAN leading integrated petrochemical and refining company, PTT Global Chemical, and Cargill, which provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. natureworksllc.com; follow NatureWorks on Twitter @natureworks


Paul Latten, Director of Research & Development & New Business, Southeast Nonwovens, Inc. – Executive Committee Appointee

Paul Latten is Director of Research & Development at Southeast Nonwovens, Inc.  He brings to this role 25+ years’ experience in the synthetic fiber and polymer industry working in research & development, manufacturing, business analysis, sales, business development and P&L leadership.  He has had senior leadership roles at Invista, Consolidated Fibers and Basofil LLC.  He has also been a strong supporter of INDA and served as Chairman of the Board from 2008 to 2010.  An inventor with four patents, Mr. Latten is magna cum laude graduate of North Carolina State University in the department of Textile Engineering and Science.

Southeast Nonwovens
Southeast Nonwovens is a privately held company with a 21-year history as a leading provider of independent, innovative and discreet contract research and development services for the nonwovens and paper industries. We also provide contract manufacturing and converting for small scale and specialized nonwovens. Our materials and polymer science experience has served customers across a range of industries – including hygiene, medical, insulation, filtration, battery separator, automotive, aviation, composites, building products, agriculture and more.


Homer Swei, Ph.D., Associate Director, Product Stewardship, Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. – Executive Committee Appointee

Mr. Swei has worked with Johnson & Johnson for 34 years in various roles from polymer research to many different technology and product development positions across the different consumer businesses. He currently is Associate Director, Product Stewardship, where he is responsible to bring in new technology and innovations for use in Johnson & Johnson’s product lines, including baby and adult wipes, hygiene products, and wound management products.


Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson is a multinational medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer founded in 1886.


Tom Zaiser

Tom Zaiser, CEO, FiberVisions – Executive Committee Appointee

Mr. Zaiser is a Chemical Engineering graduate from the University of Delaware with more than 35 years of experience in the Chemical Industry. Mr. Zaiser began his career with Hercules Incorporated in the Pulp & Paper Industry, holding a number of senior positions within Hercules before joining FiberVisions in 2005 as President & General Manager of ES FiberVisions, a 50/50 joint venture between FiberVisions and JNC of Japan in the area of Bicomponent fibers. Mr. Zaiser was appointed Chief Marketing Officer of FiberVisions after it was acquired by Indorama Ventures PCL in 2012. Since 2014, Mr. Zaiser has served as the CEO of FiberVisions and the COO of ES FiberVisions.

FiberVisions
FiberVisions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, and is the global leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing polypropylene staple fibers for the Hygiene industry. ES FiberVisions, a joint venture with Japanese company JNC, is the world’s leading supplier of polyolefin bicomponent fibers. FiberVisions operates plants in the US, Denmark, and China; while ES FiberVisions operates plants in China and Thailand and is supported by additional JNC plants in China and Japan. FiberVisions has been in the synthetic fibers business for more than 50 years and prides itself on using proprietary technology and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities to supply innovative products to customers in industries such as hygiene, textiles, automotive and construction.