|CURRICULUM VITAE: CARLOS RICHER
Chemical Engineer ITESM, Monterrey 1974-1978 (Graduated with Honors).
Master’s in Mechanical Engineering (M.S.), University of Wisconsin 1978-1980
Ph.D., 1980 – 1982 (not finished, completed 54 of 72 credits), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Graduate Studies: Business Administration, 1984-1986 ITESM, Monterrey.
Total Quality Management Graduate (The Quality College, Crosby,1989)
Business Administration 1992-1993 I.P.A.D.E. (MBA equivalent level)
Case Studies in Business from 1993 to 1999 IPADE Monterrey. AD-2
Case Studies in Business from 2001 to 2004 IPADE Monterrey, AD-1
Graduated from the “Family Business Program” IPADE-BBVA Sep 2006
Graduated from the Innovation and New Technologies Program- ADIT-IPADE 2008-2009
Graduate Teacher Assistant, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA 1978-1979
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA 1979-1982
Production Manager, Plásticos Omega 1982-1984, Tijuana, Baja California.
Production Manager, Absormex S.A. de C.V. June 1984 to December 1997
Plant Manager, Absormex S.A. de C.V. January 1997 to December 1999
Director-General of Absormex S.A. de C.V. January 2000 to March 2005
35 years of experience in the manufacture of disposable diapers.
Produced the Best Mexican diaper: “Revista del Consumidor” Agosto 1997.
Responsible for the first degradable diaper in the world. March 2000.
First diaper Company in the world to get the ISO 9001 version 2000, December 2000
Produced the Best Mexican diaper, “Revista del Consumidor” 2003.
Several patents in the area of diaper degradability and elasticized diapers.
Several pending patents in the area of diaper diuresis and urine extraction by capillarity
Member of the Board of Directors, Grupo Detcel November 2007-2010
Member of the Board of Directors, Plasticel November 2007-2010
Minority partner of Medisens, owner of the Abena-Nova smart diaper technology, 2018-present
President of Richer Investment, Diaper Consulting Company, April 2005 to present.
Opened a Diaper Testing Laboratory in Houston, August 2017 to present.
Guest Speaker, at Insight Conferences (2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008) all in the USA.
Guest Speaker at ABINT, Sao Paolo Brazil, 2010
Guest Speaker at the Nonwovens Symposium, Marrakech Morocco, 2010
Guest Speaker at INDA`s VISION 2012 New Orleans, Jan 2012.
Guest Speaker at EDANA`s Outlook 2012 in Barcelona, Oct 2012
Guest Speaker at INDA`s Vision 2014 in Dallas, Jan 2014
Guest Speaker at INDA- Edana Outlook Plus in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Feb 2017
Responsible for INDA’s Diaper Workshop at Vision 2013, Orlando USA, Jan 2013.
Responsible for INDA`s Diaper Workshop at Vision 2014, Dallas USA, Jan 2014
Responsible for INDA´s Diaper Workshop at Hygienix, Memphis, TN, Oct 2015
Responsible for INDA´s Diaper Workshop at Hygienix, Orlando, FL, USA Oct 2016
Responsible for INDA´s Diaper Workshop at Hygienix, Austin, TX, USA Nov 2017
Responsible for INDA´s Diaper Workshop at Hygienix, Houston, TX, USA Nov 2019
Invited to present INDA´s Diaper Workshop at Phoenix, Arizona, USA, Nov 2021
Guest Speaker at Asia Disposable Hygiene Products Forum 2014, Guangzhou China, Oct 2014
Guest Speaker and Partner at Asia Hygiene Products Forum 2015, Guangzhou China, Nov 2015
Guest Speaker and Partner at Asia Hygiene Products Forum 2016, Guangzhou China, Oct 2016
Guest Speaker at China Hygiene Products Summit, invited by Hunan Province, July 6, Changsha China
Guest Speaker at Nonwoven Sustainability Summit, organized by DRT, Singapore March 12-13, 2018
Guest Speaker at EDANA´s Outlook Asia 2018, March 14-16 2018, Singapore
Started the KnowDiaper school ( http://www.knowdiaper.com ) Diaper industry training seminars, 2018.
Guest Speaker at OutlookPlus 2019, organized by INDA and EDANA, Sao Paolo, May 2019
Moderator and member of the organization committee for OutlookPlus 2019, Sao Paolo, May 2019
Member of TAPPI´s committee for Global Wipes, Nov 2020 to present
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND SOCIAL MEDIA:
Audited many diaper companies in Asia, Middle East, Africa, and the Americas.
Active clients in 30 countries (Diaper Factories, OEM`s, RM Suppliers, Law firms, and Inventors)
Owner of The Disposable Diaper Network Group at LinkedIn, the largest diaper network in the world.
Owner of the Feminine Care Products Network, the largest feminine care network in the world.