Hyatt Regency Minneapolis   |   Minneapolis, Minnesota   |   June 17-20, 2024

Conference Speakers


John Iarocci

VP, R&D and Quality, Nice-Pak


John is a dynamic leader who seamlessly blends technical expertise with strategic acumen. With a diverse career background, he has demonstrated success in strategic planning, Operations, R&D, and generating and maintaining quality systems. John creates value through fostering innovation, team building, and driving organizational success.

John has been with Nice-Pak since 2008, where he held roles of increasing responsibility in Quality, Project Management, and R&D. He was appointed to the position of Vice President R&D and Quality in December 2021.

Prior to Nice-Pak, John worked in vaccine manufacturing at Wyeth Biotech. John has an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business and a BA and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College. He lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife and two children.

Tuesday, June 18
9:05 am - 10:05 am
Sparkle & Shine: How Wipes Became WOW

Wipevolution: Unveiling the 60-Year Journey from Arthur Julius' Vision to Nice Pak's Innovation Transforming Wipes into a 'Wow' Experience

This talk will trace the transformative journey of wipes from a visionary concept by Arthur Julius to a groundbreaking industry. The narrative commences with the inception of the iconic Wet Nap® wipe, which quickly became a cornerstone in foodservice, notably with Kentucky Fried Chicken. This journey, spanning over 60 years, has been dedicated to enhancing consumer convenience and hygiene through relentless innovation. The presentation not only highlights how Nice-Pak's pioneering efforts initiated an entire industry but also explores the lasting legacy of innovation within Nice-Pak and the wipes sector. Moreover, the conversation promises insights into milestones that shaped the evolution of Nice-Pak, shedding light on the intricate story behind each achievement. Join me as we delve into the origins, progression, and significant milestones that define the remarkable trajectory of wipes, transforming them from a mere solution into a 'wow' experience that addresses a broad range of consumer cleaning and wellness needs.