11/22/2011

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Lynn Knudtson of Future Foam elected President of the PFA

[image_0]"Lynn has a deep understanding of the industry and has made significant contributions to the PFA as a member of the executive committee since 2008 and as technical counsel to the association," said Robert Luedeka, PFA Executive Director. "Lynn's experience providing technical information to related organizations and regulatory groups will be invaluable during his tenure as president. He has played a key role in helping PFA maintain its position as the authoritative resource for scientific information related to flexible polyurethane foam." Knudtson, earned his bachelor's of science degree in chemistry from the University of Iowa. Throughout the past 30 years, he has served in management positions with chemical manufacturers, independent laboratories, and regulatory compliance consultants. He manages regulatory compliance for Future Foam, a flexible polyurethane foam manufacturer with five foam production facilities and fourteen foam fabrication sites in the USA and Asia. He has served as a volunteer with the American Chemical Society, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, and the American Society for Testing and Materials. In accepting the position, Knudtson said: "This is a position I am honored to hold. PFA plays an integral role in advocating for the flexible polyurethane foam industry and has earned a reputation among a spectrum of stakeholders as being an organization with great integrity and well-earned credibility." The current members of the PFA Executive Committee for 2012 are: President: Lynn Knudtson, Future Foam, Council Bluffs, Iowa1st Vice President: Greg Davis, William T. Burnett, Jessup, Maryland2nd Vice President: Bill Gollnitz, Plastomer Corporation, Livonia, MichiganSecretary: Joe Progar, Advanced Urethane Technologies, West Chicago, IllinoisTreasurer: David Underdown, Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company, Hickory, North CarolinaImmediate Past President: Steve Riddle, NCFI Polyurethanes, Mt. Airy, North CarolinaAssociate/Supplier Representative: Bill Worms, Bayer MaterialScience, Pittsburgh, PAAssociate/Supplier Representative: Roger Hennington, Huntsman, The Woodlands, TXAssociate/Supplier Representative: Ken Oster, Air Products and Chemicals, Allentown, PA

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