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Heinz Michel new CEO of Santex
Jan '12
The Board of Directors of Santex Holding AG based in Tobel, Switzerland, has appointed Heinz Michel as the new Group CEO and Member of the Board with effect from 1st January 2012. Heinz Michel was active during the last three years as CEO of the Benninger Group in Uzwil, Switzerland. During his time as CEO Benninger he managed one of the worst periods in the company's history, which was caused by the global financial crises. Before that Heinz Michel headed the textile machine component manufacturer Oerlikon Heberlein Temco in Wattwil, Switzerland for 13 years as CEO.

Stefano Gallucci, President of Santex Group: “Santex is moving and planning further growth for the coming years. We have recently acquired new companies and gathered great people who foster new synergies in research, production and marketing. For over 40 years clients from all over the world chose our machines and our service team because we helped to improve their business.

Mr. Michel's managerial experience, energy and enthusiasm fully represent our mission and principles. We believe he is the leader our people need to face the new challenges and goals of the next years.”

Heinz Michel, CEO; "I am impressed about the wide knowledge of the Santex Group employees; with this know-how I am convinced Santex Group is able to offer unique new technological solutions with a substantial customer benefit and first class service. ”

Santex Group is a globally active enterprise with its own production and service locations in Europe, China and India. The Group develops and produces systems and machines for the finishing of quality knitted as well as wool fabrics, furthermore state of the art technology for coating and laminating of multiple technical textile substrates and Prepreg for the production of high quality composite materials (carbon- and glass fabrics, etc.). Santex Group works with the well known brands Santex, Cavitec, Isotex, SperottoRimar and Santex Nonwoven.

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