Chris Plotz, INDA's Director of Technical Affairs, is a business leader with 19 years of technical nonwovens related experience in global product management and product development. At INDA, Plotz directs, oversees, and expands education and training programs for all levels of industry members, manages the international harmonized standards activities, Product Stewardship activities, Technical Advisory Board, and key services areas that INDA operates for its members. Previously, Plotz was the Director of Innovation with The Green Edge, management consultants, where he led product life cycle activities for sanitizing technologies. Plotz brings experience in global product management and product development within leading manufacturers including Parker Hannifin, ITW Pro Brands and BHA Technologies, Inc. He holds a Master of Textiles degree from North Carolina State University, a Master in Business Administration from Rockhurst University in Missouri, and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He is the author of five wet wipe patents and co-author of several patents pending.