Joachim Kath Takes the Helm at Schoeller Textil AG
In a shift in leadership, Joachim Kath takes over as Schoeller Textil CEO. Following a 10-year career at the Swiss-based, global textile specialist, CEO Siegfried Winkelbeiner is retiring and Kath will take the helm, having worked closely with Winkelbeiner as COO at Schoeller since February 2020.
“Throughout the years, we have compared Schoeller to a ship under sail and have had to weather many a stormy challenge,” summed up Winkelbeiner, who will retire at the end of July.
Kath shaped his professional career in the chemical industry with Ciba (-Geigy) / BASF in Basel (CH). His 30+ year career incorporated engineering, production and marketing and sales in diverse management functions, in a wide range of business segments for various industries and areas of application around the globe. He spent 12 years of his career dedicated to textile finishing, with a period of intensive travel in Asia and a three-year stay in the USA.
Going forward, Kath’s business priorities include: high performance capability, sustainable product development, premium quality, and keeping the customer as the central focus of all activities.