John Viera, director of sustainable business strategies for Ford Motor Co., will speak at IFAI Expo Americas 2011 about sustainable materials for automotive interiors. The multi-part session, entitled From Concept to Action: Evolution of Sustainability in Textiles, is part of the Advanced Textiles segment of IFAI Expo Americas 2011 and will take place Monday, October 24.
At Ford, Viera is responsible for the management of corporate sustainability issues as well as the oversight of sustainability activities designed to improve company prosperity through sustainable products and services.
Other speakers in the session include Meredith Boyd of Unifi Manufacturing Inc. and Carol Derby of Designtex. Boyd's segment is entitled Understanding Recycled Fibers, and Derby's segment will cover sustainability in commercial interior textiles.