Nonwovens group elects officers, board of directors


Posted July 16, 2020


BRUSSELS – EDANA, a leading global association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has elected new governors and a new team of officers for 2020-2021.


Mikael Staal Axelsen (Fibertex) remains as chair, supported by vice chairs Åsa Johansson (Essity, Sweden) and David Lamb (Nonwovenn, U.K.). Giorgio Mantovani (Corman, Italy) was elected as treasurer. Announced at EDANA’s recent online Annual Strategic Review and AGM, the newly elected board began their term on July 1.


“It is a pleasure to welcome such engaged and insightful new members to the board. Their experience and enthusiasm is acknowledged by the member confidence in our assembly to drive our ambitious new agenda,” said Staal Axelsen. “Aligning on the interests and meeting the needs of over 280 members is a complex yet ultimately rewarding challenge. It is heartening to know that we share values that our renewed focus on sustainable and innovative solutions, and transparent business practices demonstrates.”


The following governors were elected as new board members:


  • Cédric Ballay, EVP & general manager, EMEAI, Berry Global, Spain

  • Roger Chantillon, executive board member & EVP, Sales & Marketing, RKW Group, Germany

  • Sophie Rasmussen, business leader, Essential Health EMEA & Global Women’s Health, Johnson & Johnson, U.K.

  • Patricia Sargeant, vice president, Sales, Composite Fibers, Glatfelter, Canada

  • Markus Westerkamp, executive vice president, BA Advanced Solutions, Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Germany


The team of Officers is reinforced by executive governors, co-opted by the Board: Thorsten Habeck (head of Business Management, Fiber Bonding EMEA, BASF, Germany), Ulrich Hornfeck, board member & chief commercial officer, Sandler, Germany), Krzysztof D. Malowaniec (senior vice president, Paul Hartmann, Germany), Jörg Ortmeier (CEO, TWE Group, Germany); and Mark A. Thornton, vice president, Global Materials, Procter & Gamble, Germany).


A complete list of the EDANA Board of Governors is available the website.


Source: EDANA

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