“Jürgen’s extensive experience and industry knowledge will greatly contribute to Lenzing’s nonwovens business and further bolster our leadership team,” says Robert van de Kerkhof, chief commercial officer of Lenzing Group. “With extensive industry experience, Jürgen will enable the VEOCEL brand to grow even stronger with a renewed focus on sustainability and circularity. Jürgen’s global knowledge across sales, expansion strategy and analysis will position him well to bring greater value to Lenzing’s nonwovens business.”
Meanwhile, Wolfgang Plasser will advance Lenzing’s devotion to quality assurance with his new role as lead of Global QM & TCS at Lenzing, effective March 1, 2019. Plasser will build upon his 28-year of experience across technical and commercial aspects of the textile and nonwovens industries to focus on enhancing customer-centric quality management systems and sustainability initiatives.
“Together, Jürgen and Wolfgang will continue to foster Lenzing’s leadership team and advance our industry leadership,” says van de Kerkhof. “Such positive changes will not only help strengthen collaboration with the industry value chain, but also pave the way for greater success for Lenzing in the long run. I am truly excited about the future projects in the pipeline for the VEOCEL brand.”
Eizinger is enthusiastic about his new role and is optimistic about the future. “Nonwovens is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and Lenzing, through our VEOCEL brand, has continued to deliver our brand promise and our strong commitment towards a more sustainable and circular future for the nonwoven segment. The VEOCEL brand will continue to play a bigger role in Lenzing’s business, offering quality unmatched across the industry.”