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Richard Smith has worked in the leather and footwear sector since 1995 as Commercial Manager of Leather International magazine and is currently responsible for the marketing of the international leather fairs of APLF in Latin America. In addition, he is a contributor and investigator on the leather, footwear and related industries concentrating on both Asia and Latin America, with the objective of portraying this industrial sector in the wider context of macroeconomic forces, so as to indicate “where the industry as a whole is headed”.
Last year APLF interviewed the Chairman of the Clayton of Chesterfield Company, Ian T. Walker, and that interesting interview can still be viewed on APLF’s YouTube Channel.
Manifattura di Domodossola, a fourth generation Italian company founded in 1913, is the worldwide leader in the production of braided articles, ribbons, cords and fabrics.
On a buzzing second day of APLF 2017 and on an equally busy stand of Syn-Bios, APLF conducted an enlightening interview with Enrico Gastadello, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of this leading Italian pigment company.
Sylvain Busiere is the Vice President of Tannery Operations at Wolverine Leathers which is part of the Wolverine Worldwide Group. He brings with him 30 years experience to complement Wolverine’s unparalleled expertise in producing top quality pigskin nubuck leather with multiple properties and for multiple applications.
Fabrizio Bellagamba is the Asian Manager for the Italian cutting machinery manufacturer Comelz that exhibited at APLF from 29 – 31 March in Hong Kong.
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