Our Team

Ocean Exchange Team

Wendy Warner

CXO / President / Vice President of Engineered material

Ms Wendy Warner is a high impact strategic leader with a proven record of accomplishments driving profitable growth across diverse end-use markets and geographies.

She has a passion for forging strategic alliances and partnerships to “connect the dots” between market and customer needs, delivering innovative solutions and capabilities, and building and inspiring global teams to realize new business.

Most recently, Wendy held the role of President of the Personal Care Business, Consumer Wipes & Hygiene, for Jacob Holm Industries (now Glatfelter), a leading innovator of spunlace nonwoven fabrics with global production facilities, sales and technical support worldwide. She also served as Vice Chairman of Strategic Planning for INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry.

Prior to joining Jacob Holm, Wendy spent 19 years with Polymer Group Incorporated, now Berry Global.  Ms Warner started her nonwovens career in sales and progressed into successive leadership roles including New Business Development Director, Global Corporate Research & Development Senior Director, and then Vice President of Global Specialties. In 2018, Wendy was honored by Plastic News Women Breaking the Mold for her contributions to the industry. Whether as a technical or business leader, Wendy’s focus has been and continues to be Growing Businesses.On a personal note, Wendy has 3 children (a sophmore son and two 7th graders son and daughter). She enjoys exercising and boating.

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Ocean Exchange invites you to learn more about Awards Program, our ecosystem and success of our award winners and participants. Together, we can chart a powerful course to help ensure the future of our oceans and the Blue Economy.

“Ocean Exchange has a platform to enable people with information that they need to know about the ocean and then to showcase new technologies that are on the forefront of really helping the ocean and the planet.”

“The quality of the content and the people who are involved with Ocean Exchange is all high end.”

“Besides funding, Ocean Exchange provides access to a wide area network of incredibly talented people in organizations that really do just want to help people.”

“Ocean Exchange is really about helping the little guys grow and in so doing, helping the big guys be better ocean citizens.”

“Ocean Exchange seems to be much more focused on bringing to light under-capitalized, wonderful new technology ideas. And it’s all about two-way access to this new technology and to the people who can help with the experience to grow that technology.”

“Ocean Exchange is a force multiplier to enable sustainable innovation.”

“Ocean Exchange is a global, novel innovation forum that has a greater ability to attract a broader range of impactful stakeholders than any other event that’s out there.”

“Unquestionably, one of Ocean Exchange’s primary strengths is how it brings together people from different paths. That makes its event a delegator experience as well as experience for an innovator or awards nominee.”

“Ocean Exchange is entirely different from any of the other organizations that I’m involved in. It is about sustainable innovation. I think it’s also very different in the extremely broad range of stakeholders that it involves.”

“There’s nothing better than going to an event or engaging with people so you walk away and say, ‘Wow!’”