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.
Per is a senior research analyst at Euromonitor International with a focus on Tissue and hygiene. Based in London, he has more than 3 years of experience in the industry. Per advises clients on key trends, market movements and new developments, delivering an understanding of the product categories as well as country specific insights. Per also participates in conferences and writes tissue related articles in various trade press as well as develop content that is published by Euromonitor International.
Serhat, born in Istanbul, has a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yildiz Technical University. Afterwards, he had practiced MBA in University of California Los Angeles and came back to Turkiye in 2007. Since then, he has been driving the family owned company CFA Textile which has been serving Turkish market since 1955 by representing the high quality European and American products & machinery in Nonwoven and Spinning. He is an expert for Carded formations and Recycling applications both in Nonwoven and Spinning. His company CFA represents Trützschler Card Clothing, Oerlikon Nonwoven, G.Kufferath (GKD), Canalair, Futura, Sicam, Argus Fire Control and Bonino recently in Turkiye.
Having started his career in the automotive industry, Ian Anderson began working for Nice-Pak International some 24 years ago. Initially working in International Sales, he spent 15 years as Marketing Director before assuming overall responsibility for the Commercial team in 2021.
Nice-Pak International is a leading FMCG manufacturing company which supplies both branded and own label personal care and household wipes to customers around the world.
Holds Ph.D in Chemistry from the Hebrew university and MS.c degree in materials and surface chemistry from the Weizmann institute of science. She has more than 15 years of experience in R&D in the industry. For the last 6 years as the Corporate RID (Research, Innovation & Development) leader of Albaad
Chiara Piovano is the B2B Senior Business Development Manager for TerraCycle Europe, a global leader in the collection and repurposing of otherwise hard to recycle post-consumer and post-industrial waste.
As Senior Business Development Manager for Europe, Chiara drives TerraCycle’s business development efforts and supports TerraCycle’s B2B clients across TerraCycle’s 12 European markets (UK, Republic of Ireland (ROI), France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden and Denmark) to enable them to set up and launch innovative recycling solutions. This process involves manufacturers, retailers, governments and consumers, to create circular solutions for a wide variety of materials such as food packaging, laboratory waste, coffee capsules, PPE waste and even beach plastics that otherwise have no other path to be recycled.
Passionate about sustainable development and its challenges, Chiara joined TerraCycle in 2023. Prior to joining TerraCycle, Chiara has had a long background in Business Development across several industries such as Television, Fashion and Logistics.
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• Profession: Engineer degree in Control Systems ,
• Previous company: Andritz Hydro as sales manager and business development
• Current position: Since 05/2018 at ANDRITZ Nonwoven as Area Sales manager Nonwoven (spunlace) in Montbonnot, France
Mike Callahan holds the position of Sales Engineer for PCMC. Mike has worked in sales for 17 years in the folding and nonwovens product line and been with PCMC for 25 years. Mike has a mechanical engineering degree from Milwaukee School of Engineering.
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.
Dr. Ross Ward is responsible for the commercial development of the business. He oversees marketing, sales, product development and customer service activities. As a result, he has a unique insight into the nonwoven industry. With over 10 years at NIRI, Ross has significantly contributed to the growth of the company. He’s been part of a variety of consultancy roles, including business development, operations and technical management.
Ross obtained a MSc and an EPSRC iCASE funded PhD from the University of Leeds. He also holds a BSc(Hons) in Sports Technology from Loughborough University. His PhD was on developing novel materials for military CBRNe protective clothing, funded by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL). While completing his full time PhD, Ross also worked. He served as a freelance R&D consultant for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the Greater Manchester Fire Rescue Service (GMFRS). Ross also project managed a series of cutting-edge medical innovation projects for NIRI.
Jakub Wojtaszak commenced his professional path with a Master of Science degree in Biological Chemistry at University of Wroclaw (Poland). His early responsibilities included serving as an Advanced Organic Synthesis Specialist, and later as an R&D Polymer Engineer at the same institution, where he contributed to the synthesis of biodegradable, biocompatible polymeric materials (PLA). His experience was further enriched at 3M Poland (Medical Dept.), where he was involved in quality assurance. At I.M.P. Comfort Sp. z o.o., he assumed the role of Process Engineer for geotextiles and rPET staple fibers, overseeing manufacturing processes and spearheading R&D initiatives. His journey at Harper Hygienics S.A. began as a Process Engineer, leading to his subsequent role as Senior Process Technologist, where he contributed to refining manufacturing processes and R&D projects, including the Arvell technology. His international experience grew at Lenzing AG in Austria, serving as a Global R&D Project Manager, with a focus on feasibility studies and enhancing the quality of Lenzing™ Nonwoven. During the Covid-19 pandemic, he was additionally a part of the team at Hygiene Austria GmbH that enhanced the production of essential medical supplies (FFP2 and Medical class II, IIR masks). He currently serves as the Head of Strategic Innovation Projects and Technology at Harper Hygienics S.A. and SIA iCotton.
Celine Moreira is a dedicated professional with a passion for sustainability and innovation. With over four years of experience in the field of sustainable packaging and innovative technologies, Celine has established herself as a leading expert in the industry.
Her academic background in environmental engineering and biological resources, coupled with her ongoing pursuit of knowledge, includes her current enrollment in an MBA program with Imperial College Business School. This academic foundation provides her with a solid footing for addressing the environmental challenges of our time.
Currently serving as a Key Account Manager, Celine is responsible for spearheading joint go-to-market strategies with Indorama Ventures, a global leader in various sectors including hygiene, medical, geotextile, and packaging. In her role, Celine focuses on developing a joint go-to-market approach with Indorama Ventures for biotransformation, an innovative and disruptive technology developed by the British company Polymateria. This cutting-edge technology is designed to tackle the fugitive plastic crisis, further highlighting Celine's commitment to driving sustainable solutions and her ability to forge strategic partnerships in the pursuit of a greener and more sustainable future.
Bernhard Awolin holds a diploma in physics from the University in Kiel with specialization in medical physics and physiology. He started his career at Johnson & Johnson in Germany as a product development manager for feminine hygiene and developed the next generation of Carefree panty liners and Stayfree ultra thin napkins that are still in the market place today. After more than 10 years for JnJ he worked 3 years in a medical technology start-up for the market introduction of magnetocardiography. Back into the feminine hygiene and baby diaper business for product development and key account management at Hyga and Intigena, Bernhard developed the first mass market panty liner with an organic cotton top sheet, Jessa nature, for dm drogeriemarkt in 2008. From 2011 to 2021, Bernhard served as product development and sales director and 7 years as CEO for imeco GmbH & Co KG, a specialist in OEM and private label manufacturer for the medical and automotive industry. During this time he developed with his team the Ready to Fill and Ready to use disinfection wipe bag and bucket system that gave a strong growth development in the European market for heavy duty disinfection wipes. Since 2021Bernhard Awolin runs his own Consulting firm, teaches at EDANA Absorbent Hygiene Products as a tutor and amongst others, he is consulting Lenzing AG in the business development of the recently launched Lenzing(tm) Nonwoven Technology.
He graduated from mechanical engineering in 2006.
He started his career at Kansan Machinery Company in 2009 and has been continuing as the R&D Manager of Kansan Machinery Company since 2014.
He is the executive and main designer of the Kansan materials wetlaid nonwoven line project, which took 3 years of design and 2 years of manufacturing for a total of 5 years.
As of 2023, he continues to serve as the General Manager of Kansan materials company, which was established under the Kansan group of companies to produce wetlaid nonwoven machines.
Philipp Schütt graduated in Mechanical and Process Engineering with a master’s degree from the university in Darmstadt (Germany) and joined Trützschler Nonwovens
in 2013. Starting as a project and CAE engineer, he established a fundamental understanding of both the drying and bonding machine designs including their technological functionality.
With the start of a new product management division in 2021 he switched jobs inside the company to become a product manager and is also responsible for any new development
projects regarding the Hydroentanglement and Drying machinery.
Wolfgang A.Voigt holds an engineering degree in Material Sciences from Erlangen-Nuremberg University in Germany and works with Arxada (former Lonza) since 2008 in Switzerland. After various positions in Italy and Switzerland he joined Arxada’s Microbial Control Solutions Business Unit where he is responsible for Sales and Business Development of the NUGEN® Disinfectant Formulations in the EMEA region.
Noa is currently serving as the Global R&D Project Manager at Sharon Personal Care. Her responsibilities include leading research projects to develop innovative, natural, and green preservative solutions as well as skin care products, under the tight and restricted market demands, from proof of concept to the final product development stages.
Noa has a Ph.D. in microbiology from Sunshine Coast University, Australia, and post-doctorate from University of California, San-Francisco (UCSF). Specializing in women’s health, infectious diseases, immunology, host-pathogen interactions, and microbiome research.