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

Conference Speakers


Paul Davies

Senior Consultant, Crown Abbey, LLC


Paul has more than 25 year’s experience in R&D. He started his career formulating polymers for industrial filtration products and then spent 12 years at Johnson & Johnson developing consumer insights, claims and new products for different business categories involving nonwovens; including baby wipes, period products and incontinence products. After leaving J&J, Paul worked for PDI Inc. as marketing director, managing the P&L for their infection prevention business. He then returned to R&D to head the R&D team at Nice-Pak Inc. leading the innovation team for all categories of wet wipes from floor cleaning products to facial cleansing wipes. After Nice-Pak, there was a brief departure from nonwovens, and into cosmetics with Schwan Cosmetics and Avon, before joining Crown Abbey as a consultant in 2019.

Paul has worked in the UK, Germany and the US and has managed R&D teams located through the globe. Paul has a degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry and lives with his wife and twin boys in the UK. 

Tuesday, June 18
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wipes Academy

Wipes Academy

From wipes design and production to cost implications and packaging, the two-day WIPES Academy is centered on every facet of the multibillion dollar wipes product and marketing sector from raw materials, converting, wet and dry wipes to medical, industrial, and consumer wipes. The course is essential for technical and management professionals interested in learning the research, development, and manufacturing of wipes.

Separate registration fee. Pre-registration is required.