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JUNE 17-20, 2024
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Conference Speakers


Eva Welsh

Evolon Market Manager - North America, Freudenberg Performance Materials


Eva Welsh is the Evolon North American Market Manager for Freudenberg Performance Materials. Prior to her work with FPM, Eva's career included positions in Global Sales with Spuntech Industries and R&D with Collins & Aikman interior fabrics division. Eva holds a Textile Engineering degree from N.C. State University and in 2019 received a Jenkins MBA (Concentration: Innovation Management) with a Certificate in Marketing. Eva is also a member of INDA’s RISE, TAB and WOW committees and volunteers annually as a NC State University Wilson College of Textiles Merit Scholarship Reader.  
Tuesday, July 18
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Road to Rome - Sustainable Manufacturing Practices

Sustainable Innovation & Manufacturing: The Impacts of Reducing our CO2 Footprint While Targeting CO2 Neutrality by 2035

How a company tackles sustainability challenges and climate neutrality differs from one company to the next. In this presentation, Welsh will present Freudenberg Performance Materials’ global approach to sustainable innovation and manufacturing.

Sustainability has two dimensions at Freudenberg – a footprint and a handprint. The footprint is defined as how the company shapes its processes and systems to reduce consumption. The handprint are all of the products and solutions that allow its customers to manufacture more efficiently and sustainably.

Freudenberg is committed to be a climate neutral company by 2035. With this goal in mind, the company has created a four-stage strategy resulting in energy reduction, electrifying remaining energy needs, purchasing green energy and offsetting CO2 emissions.

Providing examples of product improvements with a reduced carbon footprint and green energy manufacturing innovation, Freudenberg Group is contributing to sustainability worldwide.