Buckman names new Head of global leather business

Worldwide
Published:  10 July, 2019
Ashok Ramamurthy

The U.S. headquartered leather chemical supplier has appointed a new leader for its global leather division.

Ashok Ramamurthy has been named as the new leader for Buckman’s global leather division. After obtaining a Bachelor of Technology degree in Leather, Ramamurthy has spent nearly 25 years building Buckman’s leather division and expanding the Company’s product line. He joined Buckman in 1995 and held the role of General Manager for Buckman APAC since 2006.

“Ashok’s extensive background in the global leather landscape will ensure Buckman’s continued success in this market,” said Junai Maharaj, CEO and President, Buckman. “He brings focus, passion and energy to our leather offerings which will help us expand the value we provide to our customers.”

Buckman specialises in microorganism-control programmes and hide-preservation solutions. Its diverse portfolio includes beamhouse and tanyard chemicals, along with wet end and finishing applications that seek to optimise performance and meet fashion requirements through all phases of the leather-making process.