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INDA appoints new Education & Technical Affairs Director

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

12th February 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cary, NC


Chris Plotz, new Director of Education & Technical Affairs. © INDAINDA, The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced the appointment of Chris Plotz as its new Director of Education & Technical Affairs. Mr 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. 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 programmes 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, an MBA 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.

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