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Ulrich Scherbel new Chief Operating Officer of AMSilk

AMSilk GmbH, the world's first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers, has appointed Ulrich Scherbel as its new COO as of October 1, 2020. In the newly created position, he will support the expansion of the company’s value chain from the production of the fibers to distribution to internationalbrands.

Ulrich Scherbel has more than 25 years of expertise in innovative textiles. After his studies of textile chemistry and finishing, he worked in various functions in business   development,   production   and   sales   in   the   textile   industry, for "Freudenberg  Performance  Materials"  as  General  Manager  Global  Apparel Division. Freudenberg is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-quality technical fabrics for   a   wide   range   of   markets   and   applications   such   as automotive,  construction,  clothing,  energy,  filter  media,  healthcare,  interior design, shoes and leather goods, and special applications. 

Regarding his new position at AMSilk Ulrich Scherbel says: "AMSilk's innovative and  world-leading  biotechnological  production  method, from  plant-based  raw materials,  creates  fascinating  silk biopolymers,  which  not  only  have  unique properties,  but  are  also  biodegradable  and  recyclable. The  implementation  of the company's growth goals regarding the production of silk biopolymers on an industrial  scale  enables  our  customers  for  the  first  time  to  make  broad  use  of sustainable   silk   biopolymers   instead   of   conventional,   often   unsustainable materials. This is an extremely exciting task for me".

Jens Klein, CEO of AMSilk, adds: "We are very pleased to have Ulrich Scherbel on board as  COO.  With  his  many  years  of  experience  in  the  field  of  innovative textiles, he will drive the large scale production of our high-quality performance products even further. He is a great enhancer for our sales expansion strategy over the coming years“.

The Chairman of the Board, Dr. Wolfgang Colberg, explains: “AMSilk is now on the move to large scale production for global customers and we have found an excellent addition  to  the  management  board.  Ulrich  Scherbelwill  use  his expertise  and  experience  to  help  shape the  processesand will drive  the development  and  optimization  of  the  value  chain  from  production  to  the customer”.

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