Phillip Mango has spent almost forty years in nonwovens, starting in 1981 with Air Products and Chemicals, where he was the Manager of the Nonwovens Group. Air Products was the major supplier of latex binders to major nonwovens used in wipes, notably airlaid and DRC (double recrepe). In 1991, he left Air Products to join Walkisoft USA as Director of Technology. Walkisoft was the largest global producer of airlaid at that time. Sensing a need for a more innovative, specialty oriented airlaid producer, Mr. Mango started his own airlaid business and designed and built a specialty airlaid line in 1997. This company, Airformed Composites, was one of the early developers of commercial multibonded airlaid for baby wipes, as well as other unique products and process advances. In 2000, Concert Industries acquired Airformed Composites and Mr. Mango. With Concert, Mr. Mango was the Director of Product Development. In 2002, Mr. Mango left Concert to start his own consulting business, Phillip Mango Consulting, LLC. Over the last 18 years, Mr. Mango has consulted extensively in the wipes market, technology, nonwovens and raw materials. He has authored numerous studies on flushable wipes, the global wipes market and technology, and other nonwovens related subjects.
Director of Communications & Media Relationsat
Seán Kerrigan is the Communications and Media Relations Director for EDANA, the international association representing the nonwoven and related industries, a position he has held since March 2017.
Based in Brussels, Seán is responsible for developing the internal and external communications activities to promote understanding and awareness of nonwoven products. Seán also manages communications programmes designed to promote specific sectors or products and also EDANA events. Seán manages several of the association’s Working Groups including the Communications & Advocacy SG, the Automotive WG, the Wet Wipes WG, the Durable SG and assists many other groups which there is a need for communications or PR support.
Before his role with EDANA, Seán managed global corporate communications projects for BDO Global in Brussels from 2013 to 2017. Prior to this, Seán managed communications projects for a variety of clients including The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Embassy of India - Belgium, Agrium Europe and Sinergy Communications .
Dr. Anna Gergely
Director, EHS Regulatoryat
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
In a role equivalent to partner, Dr. Anna Gergely brings to clients a unique combination of deep scientific understanding and cutting-edge regulatory knowledge in environmental legislation, focusing on chemicals, food, food contact materials, consumer products, and workers' safety matters. She is particularly experienced in providing creative solutions to clients seeking compliance strategies that cover the full range of their technical and legal needs in areas such as: REACH, CLP, food, feed, medical devices, biotechnology, cosmetics, toys, and all applications of nanotechnologies.
Heidi van den Hul
Consultant Business Developmentat
Heidi van den Hul is hired as Consultant Business Development by Lenzing AG. She has around 15 years of experience in disposable nonwoven products. Heidi worked in Marketing & Sales positions in several companies in the nonwovens industry including Lenzing, Jacob Holm and Codi. Her experience in different parts of the supply chain, has given her a broad perspective and good understanding of the needs and challenges for producers, brands and consumers. Heidi holds a Bachelor degree in Textile Engineering & Management from the Saxion University in Enschede, the Netherlands.
Sales & Business Development Directorat
Anil Kirhalli was born in Ankara, Turkey. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and a master’s degree in logistics. After 10 years of experience at various levels of international B2B sales in logistics companies such as UPS and Panalpina he then joined Kansan in 2010 as an area sales executive. After a year he was appointed as the Sales Manager. He is currently working as the Sales and Business Development Director of the Group.