The NSEA award was created in 2008 to enable Rockline to continually evaluate and rate its global nonwovens supply base and to recognize the best in the group. The SIA was created in 2009 to recognize exceptional performance in the areas of Product and Process Uniqueness, Technological Advancement, Speed to Market, Sustainability and Value.
The awards werer formally presented at the annual Rockline Industries Nonwoven Supplier Presentation. This meeting was held in conjunction with INDA’s VISION 2011 conference in Carlsbad, CA and was attended by Rockline’s key nonwoven suppliers from around the world.
Karen Castle, vice president of sales and marketing North America Home and Personal Nonwovens and John Violet, managing director, were scheduled to accept the awards for the Ahlstrom Windsor Locks facility and Global Solutions Hk., Ltd, respectively.
Following the VISION conference, the NSEA award will be presented to Ahlstrom factory personnel in Windsor Locks, CT by Rockline’s vice president of manufacturing, Nick Santoleri, and Rockline’s directors of purchasing, Tom Peters and Al Eilers.
Nick Santoleri, Rockline Vice President of Wet Wipe Manufacturing said: “We are pleased to present Ahlstrom-Windsor Locks with this year’s Nonwoven Supplier Excellence Award, and Global Solutions HK, with this year’s Supplier Innovation Award.These companies stand out with preeminent customer service supply chains, and they join the likes of Jacob Holm in Soultz, France, and Ginni Nonwoven in Gujarat, India as previous recipients of the Supplier Excellence award, and Ahlstrom Nonwovens as last year’s recipient of our inaugural Innovation award. We look forward to building upon these relationships in the future."