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Management changes at Kelheim

Commercial director to retire after long and succcessful career with company.

29th June 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Kelheim, Germany

Medical/Hygiene, Industrial

Matthew North, commercial director at viscose speciality fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres, will retire on July 1st 2023 after nearly 30 years with the company.

Throughout his long and successful career, he has played a significant role in transforming Kelheim Fibres from a supplier of standard fibres to the European textile industry into a supplier of predominantly customised speciality fibres, including those for the hygiene and speciality paper sectors.

“On behalf of the entire team, I would like to express our gratitude to Matthew for his outstanding work over the past decades,” said Kelheim Fibres CEO Craig Barker. “His wealth of experience, calm nature and British humor will be greatly missed. We wish him all the best for his exciting new chapter in life. At the same time, we wish Mark von der Becke and Dr Marina Crnoja-Cosic much success in the new responsibilities they have now assumed."

Mark von der Becke will assume the position of sales director and become part of the management team. The 48-year-old brings extensive experience in sales, marketing and key account management and has held various leadership positions in well-know companies such as Hoechst, Clariant,and DS Smith in Germany, Switzerland and China. He is known for successfully developing and implementing strategy and change programmes.

Dr Marina Crnoja-Cosic, who has been serving as director of new business development and a member of the management team at Kelheim Fibres since 2020, will take on the responsibility for marketing and communications. She has already proven herself as a dedicated and competent leader and will now drive the further development of the marketing strategy and communication with customers and partners.

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