2018 Advisory Board

Smithers Pira collaborated with thought-leaders from across the wipes industry to put together the 2018 GO Wipes Europe programme, which explored the latest in science, technology, business, and EU regulations.

Meet the experts on this the GO Wipes Europe 2018 advisory board:

  • Ian Anderson

    Marketing Director Nice-Pak International Ltd, UK

    Ian began his career in marketing roles in the automotive and chemical industries before moving into FMCG.  He now has 17 years’ experience of the wet wipes industry, having joined Nice-Pak’s Consumer Division in 1999, initially in an International Sales role developing the business in France and Spain, before later moving into a marketing role at the Flint UK head office.  He became Marketing Director in 2006 and, as well as having Board responsibility for marketing strategy, manages a team focused on delivering consumer insights, innovative new product development and category management advice to both own label and branded customers around the world. This encompasses all major wet wipe categories, including baby wipes, facial wipes, moist toilet tissue and household cleaning wipes. Ian is also responsible for Nice-Pak’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme. He has a degree in modern languages and an MBA from Manchester Business School.

  • David M. Jackson

    Former, Sr. Research Technical Leader - Global Nonwovens Kimberly Clark Corporation

    David M Jackson completed a BSc. Chemical Engineering at UC Swansea in 1976. He then went on to complete an MSChE at University of Washington Seattle in 1978. David was at Kimberly Clark for 38+ years at headquarters sites in Wisconsin and Georgia, with a primary focus on nonwoven composites for wiping, absorbency, disposable elastic composites and treatment chemistry and processes. After recently taking retirement, David has started a non-wovens consultancy, Material/Process Connexxions. David holds over >50 US patents and > 200 worldwide.

  • Seán Kerrigan

    Communications & Media Relations Executive EDANA

    Seán Kerrigan is an Irish national who has been based in Brussels for the past decade. With over 15 years’ experience as a communications and marketing professional he has previously worked in the food & drink and professional services sectors. He joined EDANA in March 2017 assuming responsibility for communications and media relations within the network. During this time he has been directly involved in the coordination, promotion and programme management of a number of EDANA events, most recently sitting on the programme committee for EDANA’s International Nonwovens Symposium in Rome.

  • Phillip Mango

    Associate Consultant Smithers Pira

    Phillip Mango is an Associate Consultant at Smithers Pira, specialising in wipes. 

  • Nick Santoleri

    VP of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing Rockline Industries, USA

    Nick Santoleri is V-P of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing for Rockline Industries, a global private branded supplier of personal care and household wet wipe products.   He has been with Rockline 1999, and became Vice-President of Global Operations in 2004.  Prior to that, he spent 20 years with Kimberly-Clark Corporation, in various engineering, product and manufacturing roles, spanning product lines from Consumer Tissue and Towels to Baby Wipes.

    Originally from Pennsylvania, he moved to the Bentonville, Arkansas area from Wisconsin in 1999. His educational background includes an Electrical Engineering Degree from Drexel University, a Certificate of Management from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, and Supply Chain Management study at Cranfield University in the UK, Northwestern’s Kellogg school of business in Chicago and MIT’s Sloan School of Management, in Cambridge, Mass.  

    Nick has served on the International Non-Wovens and Disposables Associations (INDA)  Executive Board for the past 9 years. Is a member of the Northwest Arkansas Council,  Elevate's CEO Forum in Fayetteville, AR, and Chief Executive Corp - Chief Executive Network.

  • Thomas Weigert

    Director Application Technology Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers GmbH, Germany

    Mr. Thomas Weigert joined the Go Wipes advisory board to provide his broad machinery, process and application knowledge of nonwoven production.

    Since 1997 he is working at Trützschler Nonwovens, the former Fleissner GmbH, in Egelsbach near Frankfurt/Germany, who is one of the leading suppliers of nonwoven production lines and machinery.

    For almost 20 years in various positions he gained wide experience in the design and development of nonwoven production equipment and also in the technological requirements for nonwoven substrates. Today in the position as Director Application Technology Mr. Weigert holds technological responsibility for Fleissner AquaJet, Through Air Drying and Wetlaid Spunlace (WLS).

    Mr. Weigert got his degree in mechanical engineering at Darmstadt Technical University in August 1989 and started his professional life in the design and development of automotive brake systems before entering into the nonwoven industry.