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INDA welcomes six new members to Board of Directors

The board is responsible for general management of INDA finances and operating plans and serves as counsel to the president.

19th April 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cary, NC


  • Christopher Astley, President - Advanced Airlaid Materials Business, Glatfelter
  • Thomas Balkom, Interim Sales Director, North America Nonwovens, Johns Manville
  • Andreas Dreher, Associate Director, Corporate R&D, The Procter & Gamble Co.
  • Tom Peters, Director of Strategic Sourcing, Rockline Industries
  • Jeff Slosman, President, National Wiper Alliance Inc.
  • Scott Tracey, President, Health, Hygiene and Specialties Divison, Berry Global Group, Inc.

“I am pleased and proud of this year’s slate of new INDA directors. They represent the leadership of some of the industry’s most important companies, and I look forward to their guidance and counsel as we continue to improve INDA’s services to best meet the needs of our growing industry,” said Dave Rousse, INDA president.

General management

The board is responsible for general management of INDA finances and operating plans and serves as counsel to the president on activities to foster success within the industry and its members. The board reviews the strategic plan, policies, programmes, dues and operating procedures affecting the association’s 360 members.

The 21-member board is composed of the 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.

The executive committee of INDA’s board, empowered to act for the entire board between meetings, include the officers and appointees as follows:

  • Karen Castle, Chair (VP, America Sales, Suominen)
  • Todd L. Bassett, Vice Chair/Planning (Managing Director, Fi-Tech Inc.)
  • Paul A. Marold, Jr., Vice Chair /Finance (President, Lydall Performance Materials, Inc.)
  • Robert Lovegrove, Past Chair (Sr. Director, Strategic Marketing & Innovation, Milliken & Co.)
  • Walter G. Jones, Appointee (CEO, Precision Fabrics Group Inc.)
  • Nick Santoleri, Appointee (Vice President of Global Operations, Rockline Industries)
  • C.K. Wong, Appointee (Chair, CEO, U.S. Pacific Nonwovens Industry Ltd.)

Board structure

INDA’s full board meets approximately three times per year. The executive committee will convene more frequently as the needs arise. “INDA’s provides effective oversight of association finances and activities advancing the interests of all industry members,” said Rousse.

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 aim to help members succeed by providing them the information they need to better plan and execute their business strategies.


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