INDA Makes New Hire
INDA has named Justin Gutierrez to the newly created position of assistant director of Career Services to promote
the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry as an attractive career choice to
the next generation of business and technical professionals.
Responding to the needs of its members, INDA’s Board approved an increase
to its full-time staff for this incremental service for INDA members. Gutierrez, who brings nonwovens and college
recruitment experience, was selected by
INDA’s senior leadership and began the
job in May.
Gutierrez will develop and deliver messaging positioning the nonwovens sector
as an innovative and technology-driven
industry and therefore an attractive career
choice for students and graduates. He will
work closely with members at the colleges
and universities where they currently recruit to position and promote the entire
industry, and gain insights into the talent
requirements and business skills nonwovens companies globally are looking for in
Originally from Asheville, NC, Gutierrez is residing in Cary. Most recently, he
grew B2B sales in industrial nonwoven
boxed wipers as a sales professional for
Sontara at Jacob Holm in Candler, NC.
He has experience in marketing, customer
service, new business development and
market research. Prior to that, he was a
lead account manager at Arvato Bertels-mann North America, an international
service provider, in Information technology segments.
He brings critical experience from the
college environment having worked as
assistant cross country and track coach
at Montreat College in Montreat, NC,
where he developed a strong recruiting
pipeline and effectively communicated
to both the athletes and their parents.
An All-American cross country track ath-
lete, Gutierrez completed his bachelor’s
degree at Cederville University in Ohio
this year after taking a hiatus to pursue
Olympic Marathon aspirations.
JM Names VP, Global Supply Chain
Johns Manville (JM), a global building
and specialty products manufacturer, announced that Marcia Howes has joined
the company as vice president of Global
Howes comes to JM from a similar position with BJC HealthCare in St. Louis.
She is a veteran business leader and supply chain professional with more than 20
years of experience in all aspects of supply
chain and in driving operational excellence across complex organizations.
Howes will be responsible for leading JM’s global supply chain organization
and for developing and implementing the
company’s supply chain strategy.
Jones Forms Board of Directors
Jones Family of Companies, which includes Jones Nonwovens and Jones Yarn,
announced the formation of a new Board
of Directors. The new board convened for
its first meeting on March 31. The board
will guide the implementation of a strategic plan that includes major expansions of
the business units.
The board is comprised of members
of the Jones family, independent directors and management representation.
They will focus on governance, asset
utilization, risk management and contingency planning.
The six members of the board are:
• W. Ralph Jones III, executive chair-
man of Jones Family of Companies
• Richard Ayers, CEO of Jones Fam-
ily of Companies
• Josie Hale Nielson, a former buyer
for Kirkland’s Home Décor, and a
representative for the Jones family
• William Barnes Thomas, pilot for
Monarch Air, and a representative
for the Jones family
• Kathryn V. Roedel, a former GE ex-
ecutive and EVP of Select Comfort
who serves on the board of Gen-
erac Holdings, and recently served
as board chair for the International
Sleep Products Association
• Daniel B. Hatzenbuehler, most
recently chairman of the Board of
E. Ritter & Company; previously
he was CEO of the family-owned
agricultural and communications
Lenzing Adds to Board
Heiko Arnold began his role as the new
chief technology officer of the Lenzing
Group on May 1, 2017.
The company’s management board
increased its membership number from
three to four in advance of the forthcoming expansion of production capacity; according to the sCore TEN corporate strategy the Lenzing Group aims to increase the
share of specialty fibers as a percentage of
revenue to 50% by 2020.
Arnold studied chemistry at the Darmstadt University of Technology. In addition to a strong scientific and technical
education, he contributed his longstanding experience in realizing large-scale
investment projects and ongoing operational improvements at BASF, especially
in Asia. Moreover, he has gained considerable experience in the field of research
The creation of a new management
board position has enabled the Lenzing Group to bundle all its technical
competencies. The new member in the
company’s top management body will
be particularly responsible for the disciplined implementation of the approved
and planned expansion steps, including
the production facilities for Tencel fibers in
Mobile (U.S.), Grimsby (U.K. ), Heiligenkreuz (Austria) and in Asia. These initiatives are essential as a means of further
driving organic growth.n