Lenzing announces leadership changes


Lenzing’s Tencel is receptive to special denim finishing techniques, allowing for advanced softness and drape, and for designers to develop articles for high fashion collections.
Lenzing’s Tencel is receptive to special denim finishing techniques, allowing for advanced softness and drape, and for designers to develop articles for high fashion collections.
  • Jürgen Eizinger will succeed Wolfgang Plasser as Vice President of Global Business Management Nonwovens from March 1, 2019 onwards.
  • Wolfgang Plasser will assume new role as lead of Global Quality Management (QM) & Technical Customer Service (TCS) to drive Lenzing’s quality control advancement and strategies on March 1, 2019.
  • Lenzing strengthens commitment to robust customer-driven quality control and advancing circularity practices to execute an unmatched sustainability focused brand strategy.

Lenzing – The Lenzing Group (Lenzing) is excited to announce the appointment of Jürgen Eizinger as the new Vice President of Global Business Management Nonwovens Division effective as of March 1, 2019. Eizinger will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of a variety of business strategies with a focus on driving the awareness of the sustainability focused VEOCEL™ brand.

Jürgen Eizinger, Vice President of Global Business Management Nonwovens

“Jürgen’s extensive experience and industry knowledge will greatly contribute to Lenzing’s nonwovens business and further bolster our leadership team,” said Robert van de Kerkhof, chief commercial officer of Lenzing Group. “With extensive industry experience, Jürgen will enable the VEOCEL brand to grow even stronger with a renewed focus on sustainability and circularity. Jürgen’s global knowledge across sales, expansion strategy and analysis will position him well to bring greater value to Lenzing’s nonwovens business.”

Meanwhile, Wolfgang Plasser will advance Lenzing’s devotion to quality assurance with his new role as lead of Global QM & TCS at Lenzing, effective March 1, 2019. Plasser will build upon his 28-year of experience across technical and commercial aspects of the textile and nonwovens industries to focus on enhancing customer-centric quality management systems and sustainability initiatives.

Wolfgang Plasser, Head of Global Quality Management & Technical Customer Service

“Together, Jürgen and Wolfgang will continue to foster Lenzing’s leadership team and advance our industry leadership,” said van de Kerkhof. “Such positive changes will not only help strengthen collaboration with the industry value chain, but also pave the way for greater success for Lenzing in the long run. I am truly excited about the future projects in the pipeline for the VEOCEL brand.”

Eizinger is enthusiastic about his new role and is optimistic about the future. “Nonwovens is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and Lenzing, through our VEOCEL™ brand, has continued to deliver our brand promise and our strong commitment towards a more sustainable and circular future for the nonwoven segment. The VEOCEL™ brand will continue to play a bigger role in Lenzing’s business, offering quality unmatched across the industry.”

About the Lenzing Group

The Lenzing Group is an international company that produces high-quality fibers and filaments from the renewable raw material wood with environmentally friendly and innovative technologies. These fibers form the basis for a wide range of textile and nonwoven applications, and are also used in work and protective wear and in industrial applications. Lenzing’s quality and innovative strength set global standards for wood-based cellulose fibers. With 80 years of experience, the Lenzing Group is the only company in the world which produces significant volumes of all three wood-based cellulose fiber generations. Its products are marketed under the following brands: TENCEL™ for textile applications, VEOCEL for nonwoven and LENZING™ for special applications in other areas and other products. Innovations like REFIBRA™ technology, the identifiable LENZING ECOVERO™ branded fibers and TENCEL Luxe branded lyocell filament yarn make Lenzing a global innovation leader.

The Lenzing Group’s success is based on consistent customer orientation combined with innovation, technology and quality leadership. Lenzing is committed to the principles of sustainable management with very high environmental standards and can underscore this commitment with numerous international sustainability certifications for its business processes as the most sustainable company in the sector. In addition to fibers, which form the core business, the Lenzing Group is also active in the fields of engineering and plant construction – mostly for its own locations, but also for external customers.

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