Nominations now being accepted for Two INDA Lifetime Awards

March 19, 2010 (USA)

Nominations are now being accepted for two of the most prestigious awards in the nonwovens industry technical community — the INDA Lifetime Service Award and the Lifetime Technical Achievement Award.

Both of the awards will be presented at the RISE Conference (Research Innovation, & Science for Engineered Fabrics), Baltimore, MD, September 20-23, 2010. RISE is organized by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry.

The Lifetime Service Award is given to the individual who has given his or her best both personally and professionally to service both INDA and the industry. INDA’s Lifetime Technical Achievement Award is presented to individuals who have a long established technical career in the nonwovens industry.

Nomination forms are available at http://www.inda.org/HallofFame/nominate.html and the deadline for submission of nominations for both of these prestigious awards is June 1, 2010.

Lifetime Service Award Presented for the first time in 2007, the INDA Lifetime Service Award is given to individuals who have an established record of service to INDA, specifically, and the nonwoven industry as a whole. The award candidate should have maintained an active partnership with INDA and would have held a key role in planning and executing the long-term success of at least one of INDA’s major industry services or committees.

Basic Award qualifications include being an INDA member of good standing (current/retired); at least 20 years in onwovens-related functions; an uncompensated present or past active INDA partner; and a significant contribution to the growth of INDA events and the industry through his/her activities.

Lifetime Technical Achievement Award INDA’s Lifetime Technical Achievement Award is given to individuals who have a long technical career in the nonwovens industry. This professional will have had a long history of technical innovation leading to the development of Intellectual Property resulting in new products and processes. These developments will have added substantial value to one or more nonwoven companies and/or the industry as a whole.

Basic Award qualifications include nonwovens-related accomplishments and 20 years in nonwovens related position; an INDA member (current/retired); and a significant contribution to the technical advancement/commercial success of the industry (research and development, products, equipment, processes) or a significant contribution to the growth of the industry through the technical training of groups/individuals or authoring of technical publications/papers.

Nominations for both Awards must be submitted by June 1, 2010 to Regina Spitzer at rspitzer@inda.org. INDA’s Technical Advisory Board (TAB) will make the final decision and the winner will be announced during RISE Conference (Research Innovation, & Science for Engineered Fabrics), Baltimore, MD, September 20-23, 2010.  Source fiber2fashion.com

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