A new Secretary General has been chosen by the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, Cematex, Zurich/Switzerland. Cornelia Buchwalder has served on an interim basis since June 2019, following the retirement of Maria Avery, and was elected to the permanent position by the Cematex Board on March 12, 2020.
Buchwalder has a wide knowledge of the global textile equipment sector, having managed the Swiss Textile Machinery Association (Swissmem), Zurich, since 2013 and been closely involved in organizing participation at the major global trade shows and various international events. Her experience takes in the European ITMA exhibitions in Milan/Italy (2015) and Barcelona/Spain (2019), as well as 3 ITMA Asia + CITME fairs, in 2014, 2016 and 2018.
She will continue to combine the 2 posts as Secretary General of both Swissmem and of Cematex.