Devan Chemicals (part of the Pulcra Group) has named Thomas Bremer as its new managing director. Bremer succeeds Sven Ghyselinck who will move on to Devan’s board directors.
In addition, Bremer will keep his current role as Global SBU Head Textile of parent company Pulcra. The focus of this dual role is to intensify the collaboration between Devan and Pulcra globally and to unlock synergies in the textile area and beyond.
“I am convinced that Thomas Bremer’s intensive expertise and thorough industry knowledge, combined with his solid vision and leadership skills, make him a perfect match with Devan and its team,” said Ümit Yaldiz, chief executive officer of Pulcra.
Bremer has over 23 years of global business development experience in sales, product and business management for textile chemicals. Prior to joining Pulcra/Devan, he worked with Huntsman Textile Effects in Singapore, where he held various roles including Global Business Unit Direct – Textile Chemicals and Global Product and Direct Purchasing Director.
“With the support of all the talented and passionate people working here, I am excited to guide Devan further on its path toward sustainable business growth,” Bremer said. “I am looking forward to developing more end-to-end solutions from the Pulcra and Devan range for our customers in various end-use segments like apparel, denim and workwear, as well as for home, transport and institutional textiles.”
Devan is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in the U.K., Portugal and the U.S. This year, the company celebrates its 45th anniversary.