Thomas has been Managing Director of family-owned Austrian SALESIANER MIETTEX Group since 2000. He is currently the longest standing ETSA Board member, first joining in 2002. Thomas is currently Chairman of the Board of ETSA.
Robert is the Secretary General of ETSA and has led the association for over 23 years shortly after its creation in 1994.
Nicklas is a high technology investor, nanotechnology expert and entrepreneur. He has spent the last 20 years working as a serial entrepreneur and investor focusing on emerging markets and technologies.
Charlie is Christeyns' Vice President Global Corporate Accounts. He joined Procter & Gamble straight from Oxford University in 1979, having obtained an M.A. in Politics, Philosophy & Economics. Charlie is currently Chairman of UK Textile Services Association (TSA).
A qualified economist, Peter started in the family-owned company, Beirholm, in 1984. Today Beirholm is a leading supplier in Europe delivering high quality hotel and restaurant linen to the textile services industry. Peter is very passionate about our industry.
In 2009, Mads Andresen founded Inwatec with the aim of developing innovative automation and robotics solutions for the heavy-duty laundry industry. He graduated as a software engineer.
Marcel is currently VP of Sales and Business Development, Europe at Tencate Protective Fabrics. He has considerable experience in the safety industry having worked at DSM Dyneema and Ansell.
CAn economist, Christiaan is Sales Director Benelux at Sioen Apparel. Sioen Industries is a diversified stock-quoted Group from Belgium, manufacturing technical textiles and professional protective clothing.
John was Prime Minister (Taoiseach) of Ireland from 1994 to 1997. He served as Minister for Finance (twice), Minister for Industry and Energy, and as Minister for Industry, Trade, Commerce and Tourism. From 2004 to 2009, he was EU Ambassador to the United States.
Uwe Horstmann is a Berlin-based start-up investor and expert on digitisation. He is co-founder and managing director of Project A Ventures. He has been working with start-up incubator Rocket Internet (known for its ventures eDarling, Zalando and CityDeal/Groupon). He lectures on Entrepreneurship. He also has a passion for humanitarian logistics.
Fabrice is CEO of Rentokil Initial France. Previously he was CEO for Hertz, France. He has a degree in commercial law from Université Paris II. He is also passionate about his children, cars, motorbikes and skiing.
Donald joined Celtic Linen in January 2016 following 15 years as Operations Manager, General Manager and Operations Director with Fishers Services, a leading textile rental and laundry company in the UK. He places the voice of the customer at the heart of Celtic Linen's culture.