Textile Technology section
Autoneum: change to the Group Executive Board
The Board of Directors of the automotive supplier Autoneum Holding Ltd, Winterthur/Switzerland, appointed Bernhard Wiehl as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Group Executive Board. The previous CFO Dr. Martin Zwyssig has decided to leave Autoneum.
Wiehl has been responsible for Finance & Controlling at Business Group Europe since 2013. Also thanks to his financial leadership, this Business Group with its numerous legal units has become highly profitable in recent years. Prior to joining Autoneum, he held senior finance and controlling positions with various automotive suppliers. From 2007-2013, he was Head of Finance & Controlling and member of the Executive Board of the Lighting and Electronics division at the automotive supplier Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA, Lippstadt/Germany. Wiehl studied mechanical and industrial engineering at the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and holds a degree in industrial engineering (FH).
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UCMTF: new Secretary General.
At the ITMA in Barcelona/Spain in June 2019, the French Textile Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (UCMTF) announced the appointment of Christian Guinet as Secretary General. Guinet took over from Evelyne Cholet, who went into retirement, on September 1, 2019.
Guinet, a textile engineer, has a large amount of experience as export manager in charge of the sales financing and credit insurance. Within the UCMTF he has been President of the Promotion Committee, where he organized road shows, seminars and national pavilions in many fairs and managed relations with the textile press along with Evelyne Cholet.
Cholet joined the association in 1985 to organize the ITMA 1987, where she then stayed for 34 years.
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