Dave Rousse became INDA’s President in late 2012 following over 15 years’ experience in nonwoven producing companies and an entire career in engineered materials since graduating from Dartmouth and its associated Engineering and Business schools. Rousse was President, Hygiene/Medical Americas at Fiberweb in Simpsonville, SC before being promoted in 2007 to President of all of Fiberweb Americas and basing in Nashville. Prior to Fiberweb, Rousse was a Vice President at Monadnock Paper Mills, a manufacturer of nonwovens and specialty papers. He was also a Vice President & General Manager at FiberMark Inc., another specialty paper/nonwovens producer. Prior to that he held a series of marketing/sales leadership positions at International Paper.
10:50 am - 12:05 pm
Flushable Wipes: Some Rays of Light Emerging
The wastewater sector concerns with Flushable Wipes have been in the spotlight since 2013 with litigation (19 lawsuits filed), legislation (at least 5 states considering action) and regulation (UK, Australia, Canada actions). Dave Rousse, INDA President, will provide an overview of the major actions and activities, including a line of sight on potential agreements in this area. Jessica Franken, INDA Director of Government Relations, will provide insights and updates on legislative activity in the various states, and Lara Wyss, Executive Director of the Responsible Flushing Alliance, will discuss this new organization and the role it is playing in developing support from all sides on a harmonized approach to the issues.