Bremen Cotton Exchange elects a new President
Mr. Ernst Grimmelt (49), Managing Director of Velener Textil GmbH, Velen, Germany; Mr. Fritz A. Grobien (58), Managing Partner of Albrecht, Müller-Pearse & Co. Trade (GmbH & Co.) KG, Bremen, Germany, and Mr. Jens Lukaczik (50), Managing Director of Cargo Control Germany GmbH & Co. KG, Bremen, Germany, were confirmed as Vice Presidents of the Exchange.
Mr. Hannes Drolle, Getzner Textile AG Bludenz, Austria, was elected as the newest member of the Board.
Mr. Rainer Hammer, Otto Stadtlander GmbH, Bremen, Germany; Mr. Martin Kägi, Hermann Bühler AG, Winterthur, Switzerland; Mr. Jan Kettelhack, Hch. Kettelhack GmbH & Co. KG, Rheine, Germany; Mr. Axel Trede, Cotton Service International GmbH, Bremen, Germany; and Mr. Lüder Vollers, Berthold Vollers GmbH, Bremen, Germany, were confirmed as continuing members of the Board of Directors.
For the benefit of the members of the exchange as well as the whole cotton economy, the Presidents and the Board embrace valuable expert knowledge based on their different core areas of responsibility and experience.
Dr. Uwe Mazura, managing director of the Textile + Fashion Confederation, informed the members present about the status of the elaboration of criteria for the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles founded by Federal Minister for Development, Dr. Gerd Müller. Dr. Mazura regards it as his responsibility to contribute to the criteria being defined in a way that makes them workable for trade and industrial companies.
Mr. Willie Beuth, initiator of the 3p Institute for Sustainable Manage-ment, Cologne, Germany spoke on deficits and omissions in the process of implementing transparent and sustainable textile and apparel supply chains.