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INDA elects five new members to Board of Directors

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced five newly elected members to its 2018 Board of Directors.

16th March 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cary, NC


Mary Liz Cahill, Business Development Manager, SWM International. © INDAINDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced five newly elected members to its 2018 Board of Directors.

These include Mary Liz Cahill, Business Development Manager, SWM International; Luca di Benedetto, President, ATEX; Ricardo Fasolo, Managing Vice President, Fitesa; Larry Grabowy, President & CEO, Tufco LP; and Richard Palmer, President & Co-Founder, Nehemiah Manufacturing.

INDA’s strategic and governance affairs are managed through its Board of Directors. According to the association, this governance is essential to the good stewardship of INDA Members’ dues, INDA reserves, and business of the Association.

INDA’s Board of Directors serve as fiduciaries of INDA’s finances and provide direction to its operating plans as well as counsel to the President. The Board guidance supports INDA’s mission to conduct activities that enhance the success of the nonwovens industry and its members.

Luca di Benedetto, President, ATEX. © INDAThe Board is responsible for reviewing the strategic plan, policies, programmes, dues and operating procedures affecting the association’s 360 members.

The 20-member board includes elected Board Officers and the immediate Past Board Chair. One-third of the entire Board is elected each year for a three-year term by a majority vote of INDA’s general membership.

“This year’s dynamic group of new Board Members bring a strong set of invaluable skills, experience, and insights to INDA. We value their leadership in helping us create a business environment conducive to the long-term success of INDA and the industry. We look forward to developing under their guidance even more services to meet the needs of our members and the industry,” said Dave Rousse, INDA President.

Ricardo Fasolo, Managing Vice President, Fitesa. © INDAINDA’s Executive Committee is authorised to act when the Board of Directors is not in session and includes the following officers and appointees:

  • Todd L. Bassett, Chairman (Managing Director, Fi-Tech);
  • Paul A. Marold, Jr., Vice Chair of Planning (President, Lydall Performance Materials);
  • Christopher Astley, Vice Chair of Finance (President-Advanced Airlaid Materials Business, Glatfelter);
  • Karen Castle, Past Chair (Director of Americas, Sales, Jacob Holm);
  • Walter G. Jones, Appointee (CEO, Precision Fabrics Group);
  • Nick Santoleri, Appointee (VP of Manufacturing & Strategic Sourcing, Rockline Industries); and
  • C.K. Wong, Appointee (Chair, CEO, U.S. Pacific Nonwovens Industry).

INDA’s Board of Directors convenes semi-annually and reviews INDA performance quarterly.

Richard Palmer, President & Co-Founder, Nehemiah Manufacturing. © INDAThe Executive Committee meets more frequently as issues arise between meetings. “INDA’s Board structure ensures leadership continuity and disciplined planning for advancing the interests of our members and industry,” said Mr Rousse.

INDA 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.

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