Archroma, a global leader in colour and specialty chemicals, announced the appointment of Marcos Furrer to the post of President Brand & Performance Textile Specialties, and Innovation, based in Archroma’s headquarters in Reinach, Switzerland. Marcos Furrer will take over 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. Announcing the appointment, Archroma CEO Alexander Wessels said, “Marcos Furrer was rather an obvious choice when we started to look for a potential successor for Thomas Winkler.

He has the right combination of strong textile expertise and leadership skills that we need to drive the business in line with Archroma’s ambitious growth strategy.” A Swiss national with a 20 years career, Furrer has earned a strong reputation as a well-rounded Business Manager with excellent leadership skills and a taste for delivering on targets