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Joachim Kath named Schoeller Textil AG’s new CEO


Schoeller Textil AG, the Swiss textile and technology company has named Joachim Kath as its new CEO.

Kath, who comes from the chemical industry, has been working closely with Seigfried Winkelbeiner, Retiring CEO, as COO at Schoeller for the past year and a half. The team successfully pulled together and has been able to strengthen the company’s reputation as an innovation leader. On more than one occasion, exciting collaborative projects with both existing and new customers opened up previously-uptapped business fields and markets.

Under the management of Siegfried Winkelbeiner, Schoeller has successfully weathered even the enormous appreciation of the Swiss franc and the current pandemic. His primary focus has always been to create a working environment in which staff and management have the opportunity to exercise their talents and skills for the benefit of the Schoeller Group.

Joachim Kath originally comes from Flensburg (DE). His career over 30 years has incorporated engineering, production and marketing & sales in diverse management in a wide range of business segments for various industries and areas of application around the globe. Joachim Kath spent 12 years of his career dedicated to textile finishing, with a period of intensive travel in Asia and a 3-year stay in the US.