INDA Mourns Loss of Industry Leader and Former Executive Committee Appointee Walter G. Jones

Walter G. Jones Photo: Association of the Non-woven Fabrics Industry
Walter G. Jones Photo: Association of the Non-woven Fabrics Industry

NDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, is mourning the loss of Walter “Walt” G. Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Precision Fabrics Group, Inc., of Greensboro, NC, who passed away Sept. 22.

He is being remembered fondly by the association for his strong contributions as a leader, mentor, and advocate for the nonwoven industry. INDA, in particular, benefited from Jones’ vast industry and business knowledge as an INDA Executive Committee Appointee for over 20 years.

“INDA is saddened by the loss of a true industry leader who devoted his career to advancing the nonwoven & engineered material industry,” said INDA President Tony Fragnito. “Walt Jones will be missed by all of us at INDA and by the many professionals whose careers and businesses were positively impacted by his expertise. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family.”

Jones started his career at Burlington Industries in 1977 and was named president and CEO, in 1999 of Precision Fabrics Group Inc., a spin-off of Burlington Industries. Jones was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and the Wharton School of Finance.

A celebration of life will be held in the fellowship hall of Starmount Presbyterian Church, 3501 W. Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27403 on Saturday Oct. 1st. Please join the family for this informal event anytime between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Everyone is welcome to share fond memories of Walt in written messages for the family.


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