Who We Are
Entered the absorbent product industry with the acquisition of Griffin Care in 2011. The company was founded in 1984 and specializes in private label and contract manufacturing of underpads for the institutional markets such as Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and HomeCare. Shawn returned the company to profitability by modernizing and changing the culture, manufacturing practices, organizational structure, product offerings, capital improvements, and more. Shawn was an early investor of AAT in 2015 and became a member of the Board of Directors in 2016. IN December of 2018 Shawn was asked to be CEO and Chairman to continue to bolster and expand AAT’s early success.
Led marketing for the absorbent products business at Covidien with sales approaching $1 billion, including the portfolio star, retail incontinence business over fourteen years to directly challenge Kimberly Clark. He introduced the first protective underwear to North America breaking existing paradigms and grew the entire incontinence business from a 22% to 38% share in retail channels.
His leadership was instrumental during the acquisition of Paragon Baby Diapers. Joe was also critical in selling the Covidien Retail Group when Covidien decided to exit packaged goods products.
Created and earned twenty-five patents, nineteen within absorbent products, and led technical teams that developed over 100 patents and twenty-three major product initiatives in absorbent products. He is also certified in Design for Six Sigma at the Black Belt level.
As the Vice President of Research & Development (Absorbent Products) at Covidien Healthcare for thirteen years, he led a staff of fifty-five that grew the incontinence, baby diaper, and feminine hygiene business from $110 million in 1995 to over $1 billion in 2008 through new and improved products covering North American retail, global, international, and clinical / hospital industry. Don’s experience in the absorbent product industry spans 40 years including time as R&D leader at both Kimberly-Clark and Johnson & Johnson.Don is the former President & CEO of Handi-Crafters, a 400+ person $4 million non-profit which provides employment to mentally and physically impaired adults.
Was an executive board member for Tyco Electronics Medical Group and Covidien Healthcare. He has thirty-two years of supply chain experience in the absorbent product, medical, healthcare, foam, and custom engineering design industries. His experience includes leading procurement, materials, strategic sourcing, and logistic groups for multinational manufacturers. He led over $10 million in cost reductions at Foamex through innovative material reengineering.
Bill was a member of multiple acquisition teams for American NuKEM, Tyco Electronics and Covidien Retail Group.