Keynote Speakers

April 15 - 18, 2018 | Charlotte, NC

NETInc 2018 - Keynote Speakers

 

"The State of the Nonwoven Industry"

Dave Rousse

President
INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

"2018 State of the Specialty Fabrics Industry"

Jeffrey C. Rasmussen

Director of Research
IFAI, Industrial Fabrics Association International

 


 

 

   
Dave Rousse  
David Rousse
President
INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

Dave Rousse became INDA’s President in late 2012 following over 15 years experience with nonwoven producing companies and an entire career in engineered materials since graduating from Dartmouth and its associated Engineering and Business schools.  Rousse was President, Hygiene/Medical Americas at Fiberweb in Simpsonville, SC before being promoted in 2007 to President of all of Fiberweb Americas. Prior to Fiberweb, Rousse was a Vice President at Monadnock Paper Mills, a manufacturer of nonwovens and specialty papers.  He was also a Vice President & General Manager at FiberMark Inc., another specialty paper/nonwovens producer.  Prior to that he held a series of marketing/sales leadership positions at International Paper.


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. For more information, visit www.inda.org.


   

Jeffrey C. Rasmussen 
 
Jeffrey C. Rasmussen
Director of Market Research
IFAI, Industrial Fabrics Association International

Jeffrey Rasmussen, IFAI Director of Market Research, holds an MBA and has over 20 years of market research experience.  His expertise includes the areas of customer satisfaction studies, custom market research studies, as well as industry and competitor analysis. He is also a frequent speaker on textile markets at industry events including past Advanced Textile Conferences, as well as the 2016 Smart Fabrics Summit Washington D.C. . He authors IFAI's annual report on the state of the specialty fabrics industry.


About IFAI

IFAI is a member-owned, member-driven trade association representing the global industry fabrics industry. It provides events, publications, education, networking, business resources, industry advocacy and more. IFAI works with members to provide sourcing solutions and referrals throughout the sales and production cycle and delivers timely industry content to help members stay informed about the marketplace.  Its divisions provide market-specific activities and benefits to members.  For more information, visit www.ifai.com.