INDA Appoints Ryan Ragan as New Director of Membership and Industry Relations

Cary, NC, Aug. 18, 2022 – INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has named experienced operations and development officer Ryan Ragan as its new Director of Membership and Industry Relations to retain and grow memberships and enhance member values. He brings 20 years of experience from various bio-medical and healthcare organizations.

For the past four years he worked in domestic and international business development at the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, (ACHC).

He began his career the U. S. Marines before transitioning to business after being discharged. Ragan also helped the Central Jersey Blood Center achieve record-setting growth in his first two years as its Chief Operating Officer. In another role, he trained management candidates at Grifols to take over and run both existing and start up biomedical facilities.

As Business Development Manager for ACHC, he helped develop and launch pharmaceutical and home health programs in Italy and Saudi Arabia.  Ragan’s team also oversaw relationships with state and national associations.

At INDA, he will work with members to help identify opportunities and work internally to determine how INDA can be a resource for solutions.  He will strive to add additional value to INDA members through education and new service lines.

“We are excited to add Ryan to the INDA Director team. His focus on enhancing member programs, leveraging industry relations and opportunity development will boost the value of INDA membership in addition to support industry growth,” said Tony Fragnito, INDA President.

“I am excited about this new opportunity to join INDA to be part of the association’s ongoing efforts to expand its offerings and further assist the entire value chain in the nonwoven industry,” Ragan said.

Ragan holds a bachelor’s degree in Business, from the University of Phoenix.

He began his role Aug. 16 and looks forward to meeting industry professionals at the upcoming Hygienix™ conference, Nov.14-18, at the Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel.

About INDA

INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens / engineered fabrics industry doing business globally. Since 1968, INDA networking events have helped members connect, 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. INDA Media is the business-to-business publishing arm of INDA and publisher of International Fiber Journal and International Filtration News, which reach a vast network of professionals who employ fibers, filaments, and filtration systems to optimize their application environments. For full information, visit