Kross started to work for Saurer in 1990. Following different management positions, he was appointed member of the Schlafhorst Board and was responsible for Winding Systems. In 2004, he took the position as chief technology officer of the textile division within Saurer Group, according to a press release.
Besides synergy projects in technology, procurement and operations, he established Saurer (China) Technology Co. Ltd and was responsible for the startup of Saurer (Jintan) Textile Machinery Co. Ltd.
After his journey with Saurer, he worked for 4 years as the CEO of Oerlikon Barmag. Since 2012, he was the CEO of Oerlikon Manmade Fiber (Barmag, Neumag). In 201, he was appointed as the member of executive committee of Oerlikon Group.
With annual sales around €1.0 billion, 4,000 employees worldwide and locations in Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, USA, China, India and Singapore, the group is well positioned to serve the world’s textile industry centres. (GK)
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