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Archroma appoints Marcos Furrer President brand and performance textile

Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, has appointed Marcos Furrer, of President, Brand & Performance Textile Specialties, and Innovation, based at Archroma's headquarters in Reinach, Switzerland.

Marcos Furrer will takeover from Thomas Winkler who will retire at the end of March 2018 after more than 30 years in the textile industry, among which 12 years at the helm of the business. Alexander Wessels, CEO of Archroma says, Furrer was an obvious choice and is the right combination of strong textile expertise and leadership skills needed to drive the business in line with Archroma’s ambitious growth strategy.

Furrer has earned a strong reputation as a well-rounded business manager with excellent leadership skills and a taste for delivering on targets. He started his career with Clariant in Switzerland as Product Manager Sulphur Dyes, Textile Business, in 1997, his latest role as Head of Regional Business Line Europe, BU Pigments, Strategic Plastics, brought him back to Switzerland in January 2015, with the mission to implement the new BU Pigments regional structure in Europe.