Dr. Haynes received his B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering and Ph.D.in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. During his graduate studies Dr. Haynes conducted research in the aerodynamics and polymer processing of the meltblowing process which was funded by Exxon Chemical Company. He specialized in propulsion, heat transfer and gas dynamics.
He taught full time in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering prior to joining Kimberly-Clark Corporation as a Research Scientist in 1992. While working at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Dr. Haynes has held various positions in research and engineering including an assignment at the Lexington Mill in North Carolina serving as the Technical Team Manager.
He currently holds the position of Senior Technical Director for Global Nonwovens. Prior to his current role he served as the Director of Research and Engineering in Global Nonwovens where his team was responsible for the front end innovation portfolio for nonwovens supporting Kimberly-Clark’s internal businesses in addition to the nonwoven pilot facilities. Dr. Haynes has published several papers and has obtained 43 U.S. Patents and 13 Trade Secrets during his Kimberly-Clark career. Dr. Haynes has received several awards including the Kimberly-Clark Technical Excellence Award, 2012 Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award from the Society of Women Engineers, and the 2017 INDA Lifetime Technical Achievement Award. He is also an Adjunct Professor at The University of Tennessee in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering.
He serves on the External Advisory Board for the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and on the Board of Directors as Secretary for Georgia FIRST which is a non-profit organization that supports STEM programs in Georgia, including FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics.
He also serves on the Strategic Scientific Advisory Board for the Nonwovens Institute at NC State University and previously served on the Board of Directors for INDA.
Dr. Haynes is married with two daughters and enjoys spending time on the lake, riding motorcycles, flying drones, radio control aircraft and Tennessee football.