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Balancing Environment & Performance Driven Mobility Trends – Light-Weight Product Innovation For Automotive Leather
• Mobility & lifestyle trends influencing the interior
• Future requirements for automotive surfaces
• Leather: what determines its weight ?
• Conventional and lightweight automotive leather
• Combining Polymeric Re-tanning and Softening Agents
• Value Proposition for lightweight automotive leather
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Mark Bartle
Senior Global Leather Specialist - Wet End Automotive @Stahl Holdings BV
In his role, Mark takes care of all wet end Automotive leather related technical matters, both for Stahl and course, for customers. Before joining Stahl, Mark worked within the wet end Automotive leather sector within Clariant’s Leather Services Business Unit. Mark has acquired very extensive experience in all aspects of wet end related sectors of the leather industry from beamhouse up to the end of retanning prior to joining Clariant and then Stahl, but in the last 25 years in particular, has specialised in the development and production of new and innovative leathers for Automotive interiors. Born in the United Kingdom, Mark is a leather technologist and was trained at the National Leathersellers Centre, University of Northampton, UK
Alexander Schieke
Global Market Manager Mobility @Stahl Holdings BV
As a Global Market Manager Mobility, Alexander Schieke is the bridge between the mobility market – mainly automotive, but also aviation, railway and other transport areas – and Stahl’s departments and business units. His responsibility reaches from direction setting for the strategy to connecting partners along the supply. After some years of consulting at the start of his career, he worked for Benecke Kaliko (today Continental Surface Group) until 2010. In his role as a Business Controller he was involved in the first globalization steps into China before he became Program Manager for Daimler. When Alexander joined Stahl in 2010, he first started as Sales Manager for Performance Coatings, followed in 2013 by a new position as Global Business Manager for Leather Upholstery. After that, he conducted several Global Marketing functions before moving to his current position in 2019. His academic background is in business administration, management and psychology.