the second consecutive IDEA show, INDA, Association of the Nonwoven
Fabrics Industry, Cary, NC, and Nonwovens Industry, Ramsey, NJ, are
co-sponsoring the IDEA Achievement Awards program, designed to award
innovation within the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industries.
Like the inaugural IDEA Achievement Awards, presented at IDEA 01 in Miami in April 2001, the IDEA 04 Achievement Awards will recognize the leading companies, individuals and new products in the global engineered fabrics industry. The awards will be presented during the Opening Keynote Presentation at IDEA 04, April 27-29, 2004, at the Miami Convention Center in Miami Beach, FL.
The incredible reach of our industry suppliers and converters gives us the opportunity to promote innovation and recognize outstanding achievement within the worldwide engineered fabrics community, especially during the IDEA show, said Dennis Tavernetti, global vice president at BBA Nonwovens and recently elected chairman of INDA, the organizer of the triennial IDEA Conference and Exposition. By partnering with Nonwovens Industry we are able to reach all corners of the world in search of these individuals and companies deserving of industry-wide recognition.
Rod Zilenziger, Jr., publisher of Nonwovens Industry, pointed out that IDEA 04 is an ideal venue for promoting and rewarding innovation in the industry. We have been intimately involved in this industry for more than 30 years, and this partnership with INDA allows us to recognize the individuals and companies that have made the industry what it is today, he said.
In addition, an IDEA Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to an individual or company that has contributed to the advancement of the industry for at least 20 years. Wayne Hays, one of the founders of INDA and a pioneer in the business of nonwovens, received the inaugural IDEA Lifetime Achievement Award at IDEA 01.
entire engineered fabrics industry will have the opportunity to
nominate companies for each of the six awards through a number of
outlets, including the INDA website at www.inda.org and through
the Nonwovens Industry website at www.nonwovens-industry.com. A
selection committee will then select three finalists in each category
and, later this year, and in early 2004, members of the industry
will have the opportunity to vote on the recipient in each category.
Click here for the nomination form.