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 innovation.”

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.


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