Chris Plotz Joins INDA as Education & Technical Affairs Director

Innovation and product development leader will strengthen INDA’s educational programs and technical services management

Cary, NC – Feb. 11, 2019 – INDA, The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, today announced the appointment of Chris Plotz as its new Director of Education & Technical Affairs. Plotz is a business leader with 19 years of technical nonwovens related experience in global product management and product development within leading manufacturers including Parker Hannifin, ITW Pro Brands and BHA Technologies, Inc.  Most recently, Plotz was the director of innovation with The Green Edge, management consultants, where he led product life cycle activities for sanitizing technologies.

At INDA, Plotz will direct, oversee and expand education and training programs for all levels of industry members, manage the international harmonized standards activities, Product Stewardship activities, Technical Advisory Board, and key services areas that INDA operates for its members.

“We look forward to having Chris on board to lead, direct and refine educational & technical activities to meet the evolving needs of our industry,” said Dave Rousse, INDA President. “Chris will directly engage with industry members to shape and refine INDA’s educational and technology services to better serve all industry sectors and help us manage the growing issue of plastics in the environment.”

Plotz has a Master of Textiles degree from North Carolina State University, a Master in Business Administration from Rockhurst University in Missouri and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He is the author of five wet wipe patents and co-author of several patents pending.

About INDA
INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry in global commerce. Since 1968, INDA events have helped members connect, learn, innovate, and develop their businesses. INDA educational courses, market data, test methods, consultancy, and issue advocacy help members succeed by providing them the information they need to better plan and execute their business strategies. For more information, visit, or download the INDA mobile app for immediate updates. ###