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Sukano AG appoints Thomas Bernhardt as new CEO

Thomas Bernhardt brings many years of experience in masterbatch business into his new task as CEO.

24th September 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Schindellegi

Medical/Hygiene, Packaging

Sukano AG, an expert in the development and the production of functional and optical masterbatches, special compounds and blends for improving the properties of bio and oil based plastics, has appointed Thomas Bernhardt as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management.

Sukano is pleased to appoint a very experienced masterbatch expert with high leadership skills. “The company will be in good hands with Bernhardt at the helm, he brings a depth of business experience“, commented Martin Schmutz, President of the Board of Directors of Sukano AG.

Thomas Bernhardt takes over the function from Wolfgang Schadt, who has been the interim CEO of Sukano AG. The company thanks Wolfgang Schadt for his commitment.

Years of experience

Thomas Bernhardt brings many years of experience in masterbatch business into his new task as CEO. He held a number of senior management positions for Hoechst, Clariant and most recently for Archroma in Singapore. In addition to his appointment as CEO, Bernhardt will also serve as Head of Sales of Sukano AG.

Building on the Sukano brand, the proven high quality of the company’s products and the innovative power of Sukano solutions, and being close to our customers will remain the manufacturer’s focus under our new leadership.


The company connects raw material producers on the one side and converters or brand owners on the other. Since its foundation in 1988, the manufacturer has been committed to deliver effective and good quality plastics.

Sukano innovative products integrate many years of market, product design, and processing expertise. They are developed by a team of experts who have worked in the plastic industry for many years. Sukano operates production sites in Switzerland, the US and in Malaysia and has a global distributor network.

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