Joachim Kath is New CEO at Schoeller Textil AG
Schoeller Textil AG, the Swiss textile and technology company, announced a shift in leadership as Joachim Kath takes over as CEO. Kath, previously the Chief Operating Officer at Schoeller, takes over the CEO role from the retiring Siegfried Winkelbeiner. The transition to Kath, who has spent a dozen years of his career dedicated to textile finishing, comes after long-term planning that commenced in February 2020.
Before starting his 12 years in the textile industry, Kath, a chemical engineer, had a more than 30-year career in the chemical industry that incorporated engineering, production and marketing & sales. Kath and Winkelbeiner know each other well from their previous work and joint international project at Ciba-Geigy and BASF.