The Firm

Price Hanna Consultants is a management consulting firm which specializes in nonwoven and hygiene absorbent products, key raw materials and related fields. Prior to forming Price Hanna Consultants in September 2011, the principals, Mr. David Price and Mrs. Pricie Hanna, had decades of experience with John R. Starr, Inc. and with other leading industrial companies in the industry.  Price Hanna is developing the next generation of expertise-based global consulting services for the nonwovens and hygiene industries. David Price and Pricie Hanna have successfully assisted clients in every region of the world and at every level in the nonwovens and hygiene industries in consulting engagements using extensive market and technology data bases. They have assisted clients in strategy development, competitive analyses, market demand and supply assessments, product converting and manufacturing process cost modeling, evaluations of market opportunities for new technologies and materials, due diligence business analyses and valuations for potential investors engaged in searches for acquisitions and collaborative parnerships. Customized assistance to clients is the mainstay of our practice and is provided by experienced senior consultants with uncompromising respect for client confidentiality. Price Hanna clients include producers, converters, end users, raw material and equipment providers, financial and investment firms, active in nonwoven and related markets. Using extensive industry information and experience, Price Hanna provides highly-valued and differentiated services to companies, investors and other clients to enhance their understanding of these businesses and technologies.


PARTNERS

 

Pricie Hanna is a founding partner of Price Hanna Consultants, a firm specializing in nonwoven and hygiene absorbent products, key raw materials and related fields. Her expertise ranges from end product market trends to the demand and technical requirements for the raw materials, such as resins, fiber, fluff pulp, airlaid and cover stock nonwovens, film, superabsorbents, adhesives and elastics, used to make these products. She is a frequent conference speaker and has authored numerous papers and publications on the global hygiene absorbent products markets and other nonwovens businesses. For twenty-three years, Mrs. Hanna was Vice President of John R. Starr, Inc., and led the firm’s consulting practice in hygiene absorbent products and nonwoven wipes. Mrs. Hanna managed numerous client engagements involving studies of market and technology feasibility, supply/demand outlook, strategy development, new product opportunity evaluation, competitor assessments, value chain analyses, financial valuations and acquisition/divestiture searches. Prior to joining John R. Starr, Inc., Mrs. Hanna was Vice President – Finance, Planning and Administration for the Scott Nonwovens Division of Scott Paper Company. During sixteen years with Scott Paper, Mrs. Hanna held various corporate positions including Vice President – Corporate Planning; Vice President – Corporate Financial Services and Assistant Treasurer. Before joining Scott Paper, Mrs. Hanna was a corporate lending officer of Citibank in New York City. Mrs. Hanna received an A.B. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed the Executive Education Program in Corporate Financial Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

David J. Price is a founding partner of Price Hanna Consultants, a firm specializing in nonwoven and hygiene absorbent products, key raw materials and related fields. Mr. Price has extensive experience in textile, woven and nonwoven fabric businesses and in the industrial, construction, filtration, medical, hygiene, consumer, and specialty markets these technologies serve. Mr. Price was a Senior Consultant with John R. Starr, Inc. from 2005 to 2011. He assisted clients in engagements involving a variety of manufacturing and commercial topics, including evaluations of potential acquisitions and due diligence. He has authored publications on nonwoven technologies and markets and is an accomplished speaker at conferences and executive briefings. Over his career, Mr. Price has served in Manufacturing and General Management, Business Development, Sales and Marketing Management and Executive Management roles. Prior to joining John R. Starr, Inc., Mr. Price was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for BBA Fiberweb North America, the third largest nonwoven fabric producer in the world at the time. Prior to this role, Mr. Price was President and a member of the Board of Directors of Evergreen Technologies, a nonwoven fabric and specialty film extruder. Earlier, Mr. Price was President of Polyfelt Americas and later Group President and member of the Board of Polyfelt Ges.mbH Linz, Austria, the world’s largest nonwoven geotextile producer. Early in his career, Mr. Price was employed by Exxon Chemical’s Industrial Textiles Division. Mr. Price gained international experience through his employment and residence in Europe and significant business development activities in Asia. Mr. Price also has experience in managing private equity-owned companies and in working with private equity firms on acquisitions and divestments. Mr. Price has earned both a BS and MS in Business Administration and has successfully completed a number of professional development programs covering a variety of subjects. He has also served on a number of civic and charitable Boards as a Director and Chairman.