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29th September 2016, Lenzing

Early contract extension for Lenzing's Robert van de Kerkhof

Robert van de Kerkhof, Chief Commercial Officer, Lenzing. © Lenzing AG  The Supervisory Board of Lenzing AG, a market leader in high-quality, botanic cellulose fibres, has decided to extend the Management Board mandate of Robert van de Kerkhof ahead of time, in its meeting held this week.

The new three-year contract for Robert van de Kerkhof, who as Chief Commercial Officer is responsible for the group’s marketing and sales, will begin in January 2017. In addition to Robert van de Kerkhof, the Management Board of Lenzing AG consists of CEO Stefan Doboczky and CFO Thomas Obendrauf.

“Since he started working for Lenzing AG in May 2014, Robert van de Kerkhof has played a significant role in the successful repositioning of Lenzing as a premium supplier on the global fibre market. We are very pleased that he has agreed to continue with Lenzing for another term of office,” commentedHanno Bästlein, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lenzing AG.

Lenzing Group

The Lenzing Group is a market leader headquartered in Austria, with production sites in all major markets as well as a worldwide network of sales and marketing offices. Lenzing supplies the textile and nonwovens industry with high-quality, botanic cellulose fibres. Its portfolio ranges from dissolving pulp to standard and specialty cellulose fibres.

With 78 years of experience in fibre production, the Lenzing Group combines the manufacturing of all three cellulose fibre generations on a large scale under one roof – from the classic viscose to modal and the lyocell fibre Tencel.

Lenzing is committed to the principles of sustainable management and very high environmental standards. In addition to its core business of fibres, the Lenzing Group also operates in the field of engineering and plant construction.


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