Mr. Daniel Locke

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Mr. Daniel Locke studied engineering at Clemson University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Materials and Packaging in 2010. He is currently based in Atlanta, GA, with his wife and 2 children. Daniel is a Sr. Research and Development Manager at Kimberly-Clark, leading the product development and innovation team on filtration media, pre-saturated wipers, sorbents and building materials. He has over a decade of experience in the consumer-packaged goods industry, having served in roles across multiple functions and departments – packaging, engineering and product development, strategy, and corporate sustainability. Locke’s prior experiences include global program leadership to address the company’s ability to make products and packaging more renewable, recyclable, reusable or compostable, strategy, product development, and in material research and design as a Packaging Engineer at Kimberly-Clark Professional, Smith & Nephew, and Coveris (formerly Exopack). He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper in Atlanta, a not-for-profit to ensure clean water for now and future generations. Formerly, a strategic steer co-member in Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas Alliance and WWF’s ReSource Plastics and Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance.

Pioneering the solutions and technologies that care for today and shape tomorrow

Imagine if we could all deliver higher performing filtration media, with half the environmental footprint? With single-use plastics, recycled fibers and post-consumer waste on the collective radars of customers, governments and NGOs, the strategy must be focused more than ever on the most pressing environmental and societal concerns. Regulations will continue to evolve and advance over time. Companies must innovate to improve not only the performance of the product and quality of our materials, but also continue to create solutions that positively benefit the livelihoods of the communities we serve.  

This program session will focus on how technology advancements, nonwoven and fiber material innovation and a team of research and development engineers are working on filtration solutions that can deliver on key performance criteria but achieve the desired results with a lower carbon footprint, less waste and reducing plastic materials. We challenge ourselves to innovate beyond our customer’s imaginations, pioneering the solutions and technologies that care for today and shape tomorrow.