Hyosung Corporation, a specialist in recycling nylon and polyester and a leading spandex producer, has appointed Simon Whitmarsh-Knight as an EMEA Marketing Director of its growing Textiles Business Unit. According to the company, Whitmarsh-Knight brings over 25 years of experience in B2B sales and marketing roles within the textiles, apparel and sporting goods industries, including waterproof, breathable membranes, Hackett menswear, sealskinz waterproof accessories, Mitre sports and INVISTA.

At Hyosung, Simon will be responsible for expanding the marketing team and for the promotion of speciality Hyosung fibres and fabrics, including creora spandex and Mipan nylon, to target retail and brand accounts. In his role, Whitmarsh-Knight will manage joint development and promotional programmes with key industry partners, as well as working on vital industry topics, such as sustainable innovations. “It’s a great time to join this industry leader and I look forward to growing the team and taking our innovative fibre technologies to brands and retailers across Europe,” said Whitmarsh-Knight.