Lenzing Selects New Executive VP of Commercial Textiles

Austria-based Lenzing Group has appointed Kit Ping Au-Yeung as the executive vice president of commercial textiles.

Kit Ping succeeds Florian Heubrandner, who will take on a new role as executive vice president of filament to reinforce the expansion of Lenzing’s global filament business.

In her new role, Kit Ping leads the expansion strategy and development of Lenzing’s textiles business, which comprises of fiber offerings under the flagship Tencel and Lenzing Ecovero brands.

Prior to joining Lenzing, Kit Ping held several regional and global commercial and operational leadership roles at Coats Group, as well as more recently at Amann Group.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kit Ping as our executive vice president of commercial textiles,” said Stephan Sielaff, CEO of Lenzing. “Kit Ping’s vision is perfectly aligned with Lenzing’s commitment to enabling fiber production with a lower environmental impact. Kit Ping will play a pivotal role in driving our core textile business forward, as we see tremendous growth opportunities in this sector. We are confident that the business will continue to succeed under Kit Ping’s leadership.”

Kit Ping added: “I am excited to be a part of Lenzing at this historical moment as the textile business takes a big leap towards a more sustainable future. Lenzing is not only a company which pioneers fiber innovation, but also an essential collaborator who empowers and supports value chain partners to embrace more circular business practices. My goal is to strengthen what we’ve been committed to and inspire more partners to join us in building a brighter future together for our industry and beyond in the decades to come.”

Florian Heubrandner’s focus is on driving the expansion of Lenzing’s filament business with his established expertise in the value chain. He will work alongside Lenzing’s research and development and engineering teams to establish filament as a separate business with a strong focus on innovation and growth.

“Florian has been a driving force in steering the transformation of our business into a global raw materials brand for textiles that is trusted by our customers and the industry,” Sielaff said. “With his new role, we believe he will be able to bring Lenzing’s filament business to the next level.”

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