"Probably no one else has contributed more to the growth of Tencel in the nonwovens industry and by effect the growth of nonwovens than Nick," says INDA president Dave Rousse, who presented the award. "And few are more beloved."
Calling the award the perfect ending to a great career, Hrinko, who will retire at the end of 2019, thanked his colleagues in Lenzing's nonwovens team. "Here's to the best team at Lenzing," he says. "It has been a great run. It really means so much."