Monforts Vice President Klaus Heinrichs will retire at the end of May, after almost 30 years at the company. Heinrichs first started to work in marketing in 1992 at Monforts, one of the leading textile technologies manufacturers in the industry for more than 135 years. A well-known and respected name in the industry, Heinrichs has achieved significant success in many different positions throughout his business life at the company. Heinrichs has also been active on the VDMA’s Exhibition and Marketing Committee since 1993, which he chaired from 2005 to 2008.
Monforts Marketing Manager Nicole Croonenbroek said that from the very beginning until today, Heinrichs has been using his great flair and networking skills to secure and improve the company’s international presence and public relations. Croonenbroek commented; “He demonstrated this especially at seven successive ITMA exhibitions, beginning with the show in Milan in 1995. Later, he also took care of customer service, sales administration and exports in his uniquely calm and quietly-spoken style”.
“He has always been the guarantor of successful product launches”
Nicole Croonenbroek said; “Heinrichs has always been a guarantor of successful product launches for Monforts technical and technological highlights such as the TwinAir principle of independent airflow regulation, the Hercules LTM stenter chain, the Econtrol® dyeing technology or the Montex®Coat device and these are just a few of them”.
“We will miss him as a colleague and manager”
Monforts Managing Director Stefan Flöth said in his statement that they would miss Klaus Heinrichs as a colleague and as a manager because of his skills, character and his engagement. Flöth continued his words as follows; “Heinrichs truly represents Monforts’ commitment to our customers to be helpful, accurate, fast and reliable, and we keep him as a friend. I am sure that the many friends he has made throughout the world during his career with the company will join us in wishing him all the best for his next phase of life together with his family”.
VDMA Textile Machinery Association Managing Director Thomas Waldmann explained that Heinrichs has always enriched the industry discussions with practical and future-oriented proposals, and thus also advanced ITMA. Waldmann ended his words as follows; “We sincerely thank him and wish him all the best for this new chapter of his life”.