BIOGRAPHYDave Rousse has been President of INDA since 2012. He has several years of management experience in engineered materials companies from specialty papers to nonwovens following his graduation from Dartmouth and its engineering and business schools. Prior to INDA he was President of Fiberweb Americas, one of the largest nonwoven producers before its sale to Berry Global and Fitesa. Dave also has experience with International Paper and WR Grace.
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.