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Recruitment: Environmental Auditors – Leather Working Group
Published:  13 February, 2017

The Leather Working Group are currently recruiting for experienced Auditors who will be responsible for the environmental auditing of leather manufacturers. 

Next IULTCS President to be from Taiwan
Published:  09 February, 2017

Following the conclusion of the XXXIV International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists (IULTCS) international congress in Chennai, the executive committee will appoint a new President to succeed Dr Dietrich Tegtmeyer following the conclusion of his term in office. 

Brazilian leather scientist receives IULTCS Merit Award
Published:  08 February, 2017

Professor Dr Mariliz Gutterres has been officially presented with the global leather scientific community’s highest honour, the IULTCS Merit Award during the XXXIV IULTCS International congress in Chennai on February 7. 

Jérôme Viala

Lectra appoints new Executive Vice-President
Published:  06 February, 2017

The France headquartered integrated technology solutions supplier dedicated to industries using leather, fabrics, technical textiles and composite materials, has appointed a new Executive Vice-President for the Group.

Ronaldo Ayala

Tyson appoints former auto industry Director
United States
Published:  03 February, 2017

American multinational Tyson Foods has appointed a former Hide Purchasing Director from the automotive leather industry as its new Director of International Hides and Tannery Sales, Fresh Meats.

Richemont to replace four CEOs
Published:  01 February, 2017

The Swiss luxury goods holding is said to be appointing new Chief Executives for four of its brands; Dunhill, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget and Vacheron Constantin.

Senior Management changes at Buckman
United States
Published:  25 January, 2017

U.S. based chemical manufacturer Buckman has announced that Steven B. Buckman, President/CEO, will retire on April 28, 2017, after having headed the company’s nine global operating companies for over 16 years. 

Recruitment: Leather Technologist (Finishing) – Bridge of Weir
United Kingdom
Published:  20 January, 2017

Would you like to work in an invigorating and progressive manufacturing organisation where quality and innovation lies at the heart of everything we do?

Nine West appoints new CEO
United States
Published:  18 January, 2017

Nine West Holdings, the U.S. based designer, marketer and wholesaler of branded clothing, shoes and accessories, has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer.

Italy says goodbye to a tanning industry pioneer
Published:  16 January, 2017

Lanfranco Catastini, one of the leading figures in the Italian leather industry, particularly in the Santa Croce Sull'Arno region, has passed away at the age of 97.

Rocky Brands appoints new CEO
United States
Published:  23 December, 2016

U.S. based footwear company, Rocky Brands Inc have announced that Mike Brooks, Chairman of the Board of Directors and interim Chief Executive Officer, has been named CEO of the company.

Young scientist receives IULTCS research grant
Published:  19 December, 2016

Santiago Ortiz-Monsalve from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, LACOURO, Brazil, is the third recipient of the IULTCS Young Leather Scientist Grant.

Priest promoted to FDRA CEO
United States
Published:  12 December, 2016

The Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA) announced the appointment of its President to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Dr Haiko Schulz

FILK appoints new CEO to Managing Board
Published:  09 December, 2016

FILK, the Germany based Research Institute for Leather and Plastic Sheeting, has confirmed the appointment of a new CEO to its Managing Board.

ISA TanTec fosters community work in Mississippi
United States
Published:  31 October, 2016

Employees from international tanning group, ISA TanTec, have volunteered to carry out community work in Vicksburg, Mississippi, close to its U.S. tannery.

Bridge of Weir seeking Colour Operations Manager
United Kingdom
Published:  24 October, 2016

Bridge of Weir Leather Company has a philosophy of delivering continuous innovation and outstanding service through sustainable manufacturing practices giving us a competitive advantage in a highly competitive global market. We are looking to appoint a Colour Operations Manager to our team, whose role it is to ensure that the colours we offer our customers are both insight driven and an exact match to their requirements.

Kering appoints new CEO at Balenciaga
Published:  25 October, 2016

French luxury conglomerate, Kering, has announced the appointment of Cédric Charbit as CEO of the maison Balenciaga.

Cartigliano celebrates 30 years with Korean agent
Published:  21 October, 2016

Italian tannery machinery specialist, Cartigliano, celebrated its 30th collaboration anniversary with South Korean agent, Dae Chang Corporation, during an official dinner.

USHSLA elects new Chairman
United States
Published:  13 October, 2016

The U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) has elected a new Chairman during the organisation’s 37th Annual Meeting and Convention held September 29-30, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois.

IULTCS call for young leather scientists
Published:  11 October, 2016

IULTCS, the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies, enters the fourth year of its Young Leather Scientist Research Grant (YLSG) and calls for research papers.

VF Corp names new CEO
United States
Published:  06 October, 2016

North America based global manufacturer of lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer.

Clarks appoints new CEO
United Kingdom
Published:  04 October, 2016

Clarks, the British footwear manufacturer and retailer, has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer.

Kering announces two executive appointments
Published:  30 September, 2016

The France based luxury conglomerate has appointed a new Chief Client & Marketing Officer, and a new Chief Executive officer for Bottega Veneta.

Hochstein joins National Beef
United States
Published:  22 September, 2016

American meat packer and wet-blue tanner National Beef, has announced a new Vice-President, Hide and Leather Sales. John Hochstein formally joined the company on September 19.

Loewe appoints former Celine executive as CEO
Published:  21 September, 2016

Spanish luxury fashion house, Loewe, has appointed former executive of luxury brand Celine, Pascal Lepoivre, as its new Chief Executive Officer.

CLIA elects a new Chairman
Published:  01 September, 2016

Following annual meeting in Shanghai on August 30, the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) has elected Li Yu Zhong as its new Chairman.

Miguel Ángel Martinez, Director, Inescop

New Chairman and Director for INESCOP
Published:  30 August, 2016

INESCOP, the Spanish Footwear Technology Institute, has appointed a new Director and a Chairman during an Extraordinary General Assembly of Members on June 30, 2016.

Timberland appoint a new President
United States
Published:  12 August, 2016

VF Corp has appointed Jim Pisani to the position of Global Brand President, Timberland, effective immediately. Pisani most recently served as president of VF’s Licensed Sports Group, which includes the Majestic brand.

Christine Powley-Williams receives Honorary Doctorate from Northampton
United Kingdom
Published:  25 July, 2016

The University of Northampton has presented Christine Powley-Williams, a well-known name in the leather industry and alumna of Nene College, with an Honorary Doctorate at this year’s Summer Graduation ceremonies.

Wollsdorf Leather recruiting for new Leather Technicians (m/f)
Recruitment advert
Published:  15 July, 2016

Wollsdorf Leather are one of the leading European leather factories and employ 1000 people worldwide producing high-quality leather for the international automotive, furniture and aircraft industries. In order to strengthen our team we searching for: Leather Technicians (male/female) with several years of production experience in beamhouse and finishing departments for the planned expansion of our business areas.

Burberry appoints new CEO
United Kingdom
Published:  14 July, 2016

Marco Gobbetti is to succeed Christopher Bailey as CEO of the British luxury brand in 2017.

Professor Gutterrez

IULTCS announces Merit Award winner
Published:  08 July, 2016

Brazilian Professor Mariliz Gutterres Soares has been recognised by the Executive Committee of IULTCS, the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies, as the 2017 winner of the IULTCS Merit Award for Excellence in the Leather Industry.

Trumpler awards two students for Outstanding Achievement
United Kingdom
Published:  30 June, 2016

The German based leather chemicals manufacturer has awarded two students from the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) in Northampton, UK, for their achievements in 2016.

Céline Choussy Bedouet

New appointment at Lectra’s Executive Committee
Published:  24 June, 2016

Lectra, a leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, has announced the appointment of Céline Choussy Bedouet, Lectra’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, to the Executive Committee, starting on July 1, 2016.

Obituary: Chris Wade
United Kingdom
Published:  23 June, 2016

The family of Chris Wade is saddened to inform the leather industry that he passed away on June 16, 2016.

Footwear e-learning graduation ceremony
Published:  22 June, 2016

Twenty students from the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT), Mwanza campus, officially graduated from their Footwear Design & Pattern Cutting courses in a ceremony on June 20.

New president elected for Cotance
Published:  16 June, 2016

The European confederation of tanners’ associations, Cotance has elected a Europe based tanner as its new President for a two-year term.

New Chief Operating Officer at TFL
Published:  15 June, 2016

TFL, the global specialty chemicals manufacturer for tanners and leather processing companies, has announced a new member of the Executive Board; in line with the company’s strategy of adding more resources in its global operations.

Burberry’s COO to step down
United Kingdom
Published:  14 June, 2016

John Smith, Burberry’s Chief Operating Officer since March 2013, is to leave his position in the summer of 2017.

Northampton student enhances leather knowledge in Tuscany
Published:  27 May, 2016

A talented University of Northampton fashion student was chosen to participate at the Craft the Leather project, at the heart of Tuscany’s leather district on on May 2-8.

Changes in Managing Board at ECCO Sko
Published:  26 May, 2016

Danish shoe manufacturer and retailer, ECCO, has decided to initiate a gradual generational handover in the Managing Board of the company, following a Supervisory Board Meeting on May 25.

LHTBI elects a new President
United Kingdom
Published:  25 May, 2016

James Boston has been elected as the new President of the Leather & Hide Trades’ Benevolent Institution (LHTBI) following its AGM on May 24. He will serve a one-year term and takes over from Richard Brown, Director of Leather Goods and Saddlery maker, Abbey England.

Church’s sponsors footwear design
United Kingdom
Published:  20 May, 2016

High end English footwear manufacturer, Church & Co, is bringing to life the designs of four students from the University of Northampton, UK.

Pittards appoints new Chief Financial Officer
United Kingdom
Published:  20 May, 2016

The UK based tanner and leather goods producer, Pittards, has appointed a new Chief Financial Officer with effect from June 1, 2016.

Senior Management adjustment at ISA TanTec
Published:  16 May, 2016

Leading leather maker ISA TanTec, which has leather manufacturing operations in China, Vietnam and the U.S, has announced that the company’s COO will take on a new role in the company.

Senior management appointment for UK suede tanner
United Kingdom
Published:  09 May, 2016

UK based suede leather producer, Charles F Stead has appointed a new Managing Director.

SLTC honours Jonathan Muirhead
United Kingdom
Published:  06 May, 2016

The UK Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists (SLTC) has awarded certificates to a number of industry representatives at its recent conference and AGM in Northampton, UK. The Axel Landmann Certificate was Presented to Scottish Leather Group Chairman, Jonathan Muirhead.

New President for Assintecal
Published:  27 April, 2016

The Board of Directors of Assintecal, the Brazilian Association of Companies of Components for Leather, Footwear and Manufactured Goods, elected a new President on April 26.

Stahl’s CEO receives Honorary Doctorate
United Kingdom
Published:  19 April, 2016

Huub van Beijeren, CEO, Stahl, has received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Northampton during an official award ceremony held in Hong Kong.

Vikrant Pratap

Xeros appoints Director for its leather division
United Kingdom
Published:  12 April, 2016

The innovative developer of patented polymer bead systems has appointed a new Global Director of Leather Technologies.

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