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The extraordinary circumstances we are living in has put enormous pressure on the tissue supply chain. Yet the tissue industry has been remarkably resilient, and the pandemic has also been a catalyst to speed up the pace of change in the industry. Tissue World magazine hosted a live, moderated panel discussion with four key industry experts. They assessed the likely legacy of COVID-19 for our industry, the lessons learned, as well as the strategies that have kept things on track. Our agenda was comprise of focussed “chat show”-style sessions inviting at anyone involved in the Tissue making business, from raw material suppliers, to producers, converters, jumbo roll suppliers, all machinery suppliers to the industry, retailers and distributors!
When you watch this webinar, you will:
Kim Underhill, Group President, Kimberly-Clark North America
As Group President of Kimberly-Clark North America, Kim Underhill is responsible for the company’s nearly $8 billion North American Personal Care and Consumer Tissue businesses, and some of the world’s most recognized and trusted consumer brands, including Huggies®, Pull-Ups®, Kotex®, Depend®, Kleenex®, Cottonelle® and Scott®.
Udaiyan Jatar, Founder, Blue Earth Network, USAUdaiyan (U.J.)
Jatar is the founder of Atlanta based Blue Earth TRIBAL, an online training and execution platform for Transcendent Innovation, Branding and Leadership™. The model helps people envision, incubate and scale transformative change. U.J. is a former Coca-Cola and P&G global executive with extensive experience in leading transformative innovation.
Brian J. Allen, Cyber Advisory Services, EY, USA
Brian Allen has over 20 years of strategic experience in the security field, notably as a former Chief Security Officer for a major critical infrastructure organization. A current advisor with EY’s Cyber Transformation Practice, he works closely with boards, executives, and CSO/CISO’s on developing strategic cyber transformation programs.
Ivo Kool, Sr. Product Development Manager, Tissue, Paper, Nonwovens, Sam’s Club, USA
Ivo Kool's career began in production and process supervision in the auto industry in Michigan, after which he joined the paper industry, spending 19 years in R&D, covering all grades including tissue manufacture and converting. His next move was into production, managing paper machines and process consulting across a wide variety of paper grades over an 18-year period.
Moderator: Jonathan Roberts, Industry Consultant, Pryor Roberts Communications, UK
Jonathan Roberts is a communications consultant to the paper and fibre industry, and regular moderator at Tissue World events. He set up Pryor Roberts Communications in 1999 having worked as a journalist for PPI in Brussels for several years. His client base is focussed in Sweden and Italy.
Tissue World is a global portfolio of events designed by and for the international tissue manufacturing industry.
It unites manufacturers, distributors and buyers from around the world to learn about the latest technological advances, discuss new business strategies, source products and make business connections.