Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., recently named Rory Holmes
president. Holmes will assume the position in October, replacing Ted Wirtz, who is retiring after
serving seven years as INDA president.A nonwovens veteran, Holmes joins INDA with more than 30
years of experience in nonwovens manufacturing and nonwoven product sales and marketing. Most
recently, he was the associate director of technology transfer at the Raleigh, N.C.-based Nonwovens
Cooperative Research Center at North Carolina State University. Commenting on Holmes appointment,
Dennis Tavernetti, INDA chairperson, said Holmes knowledge of the nonwovens industry, as well as
the industrys recognition of him, will be beneficial to INDAs expansion goals.