CEO, Polymer Group, Inc. — Veronica M. “Ronee” Hagen joined Polymer Group, Inc. as CEO in April 2007. As one of the world’s leading producers of nonwovens, PGI is a global, technology-driven developer, producer and marketer of engineered materials servicing the Hygiene, Medical, Wipes and Industrial markets. The company operates 14 manufacturing and converting facilities in nine countries throughout the world. Before joining PGI, Ms. Hagen was President and CEO of Sappi Fine Paper North America. She is a board member of Newmont Mining and Southern Co., and a member of the Committee of 200, The Chicago Network, the Charlotte Economic Club and Women Corporate Directors.