Director of Research & Development & New Business, Southeast Nonwovens, Inc.
BIOGRAPHYPaul is a magna cum laude graduate of North Carolina State University in the department of Textile Engineering and Science. He’s held individual contributor and senior leadership positions in R&D, manufacturing, sales, market development, business analysis, and outsourcing primarily in fiber manufacturing and nonwovens. As an entrepreneur, Paul has started a couple businesses and has experience working in small and large companies with P&L responsibility up to $400 million dollars. Paul is a currently a principal at Southeast Nonwovens responsible for R&D and business development.
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Exploring Natural Fibers in Nonwovens
It is popular, if not pragmatic, to seek more “sustainable” ingredients, products, and bottom lines. Southeast Nonwovens (SENW) has previously done a lot of work with hemp and cotton-based nonwovens to contribute to a more sustainable universe of modern materials. Are there other commercially viable opportunities to produce staple fiber-based nonwovens using a wider range of natural fibers?