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Archroma names new Brand & Performance Textile Business Head

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Colour and speciality chemicals company Archroma has announced the appointment of Marcos Furrer, a Swiss national who holds 20 years of experience in the textile business, as its Brand & Performance Textile Specialities and Innovation Head. The new president will be based in Archroma’s headquarters in Reinach, Switzerland.

“Furrer possesses the strong textile expertise and leadership skills that is what we need to drive the business in line with Archroma’s determined growth strategy,” said Archroma CEO Alexander Wessels while announcing the appointment of the new President.

Furrer will succeed Thomas Winkler, who will retire by the end of this month after working for more than 30 years in the textile industry, of which 12 years at the helm of the business at Archroma.

Furrer, who most recently served as Head of Regional Business Line Europe, BU Pigments, Strategic Plastics, holds the reputation of being a skilled, well-rounded business leader. He is also known for having the quality to deliver on deadlines.

In the past, he has served different textile companies such as Clariant, Textile Business, Textile Dyes and Textile Chemicals in México, Cellulosic Dyes in various roles. Professionally a chemical engineer, Furrer started his carrier as Product Manager Sulphur Dyes at Clariant in Switzerland.

Notably, Archroma is committed to challenging the status quo in the deep credence that it can make the textile industry sustainable.

The company was even recognised for its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) recently. It is also among the signatories of the United Nations Global Compact, the largest global corporate social responsibility initiative.

It remains to be seen how Furrer takes the company forward that’s keen to promote sustainability in textiles.