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Shima Seiki
Shima Seiki

3rd April 2018, Seoul

New Marketing Director for Hyosung textiles business

Simon Whitmarsh-Knight, EMEA Marketing Director, Textiles Business Unit. © Hyosung CorporationHyosung Corporation, a specialist in recycling nylon and polyester and a leading spandex producer, has appointed Simon Whitmarsh-Knight as an EMEA Marketing Director of its growing Textiles Business Unit.

According to the company, Mr Whitmarsh-Knight brings over 25 years of experience in B2B sales and marketing roles within the textiles, apparel and sporting goods industries, including waterproof, breathable membranes, Hackett menswear, sealskinz waterproof accessories, Mitre sports and Invista.

At Hyosung, Simon will be responsible for expanding the marketing team and for the promotion of specialty Hyosung fibres and fabrics, including creora spandex and Mipan nylon, to target retail and brand accounts. In his role, Mr Whitmarsh-Knight will manage joint development and promotional programmes with key industry partners, as well as working on vital industry topics, such as sustainable innovations.

“It’s a great time to join this industry leader and I look forward to growing the team and taking our innovative fibre technologies to brands and retailers across Europe,” said Mr Whitmarsh-Knight.

Hyosung Corporation is one of Korea’s leading multinational conglomerates, with annual worldwide sales of more than US$ 8.7 billion. Hyosung maintains a network of more than 73 subsidiaries and international branch offices around the globe.

The company operates in seven performance groups, which include: textiles, industrial materials, chemicals, power and industrial systems, construction, trading and information and communication.


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