Luis Padilla

President Knowix, an Applied Fiber Company
Luis is a business and engineering industry leader with more than 25 years of experience in the high-performance rope and fiber market. He most recently was the President of Cortland Company, a leading manufacturer of ropes/slings and medical textiles. Luis led the spin off and expansion of the biomedical business and held various roles of increasing responsibility including Director of Engineering and Sales & Engineering Manager. Prior to Cortland, Luis was the Technical Sales Manager for Teijin Aramid, a global producer of high-performance fiber. Luis also held the Cordage Institute Presidency for two terms and was a Board Member for 14 years. He holds patents on rope designs, rope sensor technology and textile medical components.