Spandex group appoints new CEO to spearhead growth of textiles business

Spandex has appointed Alessandro Lanfranconi to the position of CEO of Berger Textiles and Tectex, the group’s specialist providers of complete textiles solutions and services.

Berger Textiles is headquartered in Krefeld, Germany, and offers a broad portfolio of fabrics optimised for diverse textile applications including light boxes and backlits; display graphics; flags, banners and tents; flooring; art canvasses; household textiles and sportswear.  Tectex, based in eastern France, has a 20-year heritage in the design and manufacture of textile media and accessories for digital print, décor and event professionals, offering expertise in different printing technologies and framing systems. Alessandro Lanfranconi has headed Spandex Italy for seven years, prior to which he spent 16 years in senior sales, customer service and logistics management roles with professional construction brand Hilti. He holds a qualification in management engineering from the Politecnico di Milano and a Masters in Digital Transformation & Business Strategy.

Spandex Group CEO Andrew Coulsen comments: “Textiles have emerged as one of the most fascinating and dynamic areas of visual communication, as well as making inroads into retail décor and interior architecture. With Alessandro’s deep commercial expertise, we can drive closer integration between Berger, Tectex and the wider Spandex organisation, realising the full potential of these businesses and guiding our customers as they embrace the creative and performance opportunities offered by textile substrates.”

Alessandro Lanfranconi comments: “I’m delighted to be able to progress into this role, which I see as a fantastic opportunity to channel the technical know-how and materials innovation of our specialist textile businesses to support the many customers worldwide who are actively pursuing growth by developing their capabilities around textile applications.”

Lanfranconi previously held the position of Country Manager for Spandex Italy, where he will be replaced by Claudio Fabbri, formerly Sales Manager.

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