New Euratex President Klaus Huneke
Effective from January 2017, Mr Klaus Huneke is the
new Euratex President for a two-year term. Mr Huneke who
succeeded Mr Sege Piolat said: “Serge Piolat achieved impressive
results in strengthening the voice of the European textile and
clothing industry. To further enhance our industry my intention
is to focus on few strategic priorities such as better
communication towards policymakers and stakeholders on the
excellence of our innovation and sustainability, enhancing EU
competitiveness and greater participation of companies in
Mr. Klaus Huneke, EURATEX President
for the years 2017-2018.
Klaus Huneke has an extensive international
experience in the textile industry. He made a remarkable career
at Heimbach, a large technical textiles producer in Germany.
Having started his path as an engineer in the petrochemical
industry, in the '90s he joined Heimbach where he was a CEO
until his retirement. Mr Huneke has been engaged in numerous
actions aimed to advance German industry, especially been the
Vice-president of the German textile employer’s association
since April 2000. Klaus Huneke has also been actively involved
in the representation of textile and clothing industry at the
European level, acting as a Board Member since 2013 and
Vice-President Treasurer of EURATEX since 2015.
The EU textile and apparel companies produce top
quality products and innovative goods thanks to their advanced
know-how and the respect of the EU stringent sustainability
rules. This is recognised by the growing share of exports
outside of the EU-28 markets.